June 21, 1947 – Calgary, Alberta
March 13, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
George Alfred Merryfield passed away peacefully at the Foothills Medical Centre on March 13th, 2014 at the age of 66. George was born June 21, 1947 in Calgary, the first born of Jack and Joan Merryfield of Bragg Creek.
George lived his entire life in Bragg Creek. He attended school at Bragg Creek, Sheep Creek and graduated from Springbank High. From the time George first laid eyes on a steering wheel, he knew that all he wanted to do was drive. And drive he did! Besides his own private trucks, he owned and operated a school bus for delivering students safely to Springbank School for many years. He went on to make a career as a professional commercial vehicle operator. He enjoyed the Merryfield family camping trips to Kananaskis, Banff and B.C. He loved the Merryfield family gatherings at Ghost Village and the Burby family reunions. He loved to visit with his many friends. George always loved to travel and he continued travelling throughout his life. He enjoyed taking his elderly parents on many outing and camping trips. Upon retirement, George spent his winters in Arizona and met many wonderful new friends. He spent his summers at the Burby Ranch south of Bragg Creek where he loved to offer his hospitality. George was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and a great friend.
Thank you to the wonderful doctors and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital ICU, Phoenix, Arizona, and to the doctors and staff at the Foothills Medical Centre ICU and all of George’s friends for their kindness and support at this difficult time.
George is survived by his mother, Joan Merryfield; brother, Jim; sisters, Carol Storey and Marie (John) Nylund; nephews, Leo Nylund, Guy Nylund and Dan Merryfield; nieces, Nancy-Lee Nylund and Michelle Weaver and their families. He is also survived by his devoted little dog “Havoc”.
A Celebration of George’s life will be held at the Bragg Creek Community Centre (23 White Avenue, Bragg Creek, Alberta), on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of George Merryfield, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences