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MONTGOMERY, George Ernest

May 12, 1925 – November 27, 2011

George, our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at the age of 86 years.

George will be lovingly remembered by his children, Glenn (Linda), Lynda (Ron), Rhonda (Ken), Donna, Jayne (John), Colleen (Ron), and Colin; six grandchildren, Greg, Ashley (Justin), Kaley, Michael, Jack and Alex; and one great-grandchild Haydan. He also leaves to mourn his brother William (June) and many other relatives and dear friends. George was predeceased by his wife of fifty-nine years Lillian Margaret (Peggy); his son Robert Alexander; and his sister Margaret.

George was born to Alex and Jeanetta Montgomery in Namaka, Alberta on May 12, 1925. He and Peggy were married on December 16, 1950 in Calgary. They moved several times within Canada before settling in Edmonton in 1964 to raise their eight children. George worked the majority of his career, thirty-seven years, for GMAC before his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the Edmonton Downtown South Rotary Club until 1989 when he and Peggy moved back to Calgary, where he then continued with the Calgary South Rotary Club. George was most happy during family gatherings, winters in Phoenix, watching sports on the television, and on the golf course. He golfed at the Royal Mayfair and Windermere Golf Clubs in Edmonton and the Pinebrook Golf and Country Club in Calgary. George was loved by many for his quick sense of humour, his loyalty and devotion to his family, and his open door policy at the Montgomery household.

A Celebration of George’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in George’s grandson’s name; Jack Barnes directly to the Canadian Marfan Association, Centre Plaza Postal Outlet, 128 Queen Street South, P.O. Box 42257, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 4Z0. A very special thanks to both the staff and the residents of Intercare Chinook and Millrise Manor who were always so warm to George.

In living memory of George Montgomery, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. To the Montgomery family,
    My deepest condolences on the passing of George. I have such great memories of his sense of humour and joy of family! Always a warm smile, a twinkly in his eyes and lots of laughter. My thoughts are with you…I am glad to have known George. I realize you have lost a special person. Warm regards, Yvonne Conway (nee. Solty)

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  2. Laureen and Greg Bucyk :

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss….our thoughts are with you all during this time. We hold many fond memories of George in our hearts. May you all find peace and comfort. With love and hugs – Greg, Laureen, Daniel, Emily and Jonathan Bucyk

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  3. Crista & Sheldon Briggs :

    Colleen & Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you dear friend at this difficult time. Hold on to all precious memories you have of your dad.
    Love Crista, Sheldon & Sam

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  4. My deepest sympathy to the Montgomery family. Your father hired me at GMAC in 1969 and I have many fond memories of what a wonderful man he was.

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  5. Allan & Loraine Vossler :

    We are so sorry Colleen and family that your Father is gone. Our hearts are broken. I do remember his hugs and kisses. Your Mom has been waiting for him and as usual he’s late. We are blessed to have known him.

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  6. Pete, Denise, Gramma, and the girls :

    We are so sorry to hear about your Dad.
    Condolences to you Colleen, Ron and little Alex, and to all the Montgomery family.

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  7. My sincere sympathies to all of the family – George was one of the most friendly and outgoing people I have ever known and he will be missed by all of us. May God in his mercy give peace and comfort to the family as the days go by

    Sincerely, Wayne Smith

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  8. Ruth & Gene Giroux :

    Our sincere sympathies to the Montgomery family

    George hired me in 1955 at GMAC Calgary, he was the Credit Manager at that time. He again hired me at GMAC Edmonton in 1980, he was then the Branch Manager.

    I have great memories, he was a great manager and friend.

    Ruth Giroux (Adams)

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  9. Ellen Murphy (Murph) :

    My deepest sympathies to all George’s
    family.
    I have fond memories of George and missed him greatly when he retired.
    Rest in peace.

    Murph

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  10. Richard Reschenthaler :

    Great memories of my childhood with the Montgomery children in the Glenora neighborhood. Street hockey, kick the can, etc. George and his wife truly had an open door to the neighborhood kids. Sad to hear about this.

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  11. Terry R. Fletcher :

    I have fond memories of George and I know he will be greatly missed by family and friends of such a loving father. When I met George and Peggy and the entire family in the late 1970’s I knew that family and community were at the heart of their home and George was a soft kind loving father and always there for everyone. George gave me a double breasted jacket and 2 very classy ties as a gift when I stayed the weekend – hand me downs for sure but you can’t go wrong with a classic so I was very greatful! I was amazed how perfect the jacket fit me…I wore that jacket and those ties well into my 40’s and never forgot his kindness and my fond memories of the family home in Glenora, Edmonton. I am sure George is still playing golf every morning and enjoying his morning coffee with Peggy watching their family grow from heaven.

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