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WHITLOCK – George Walter

October 30, 1932 – December 9, 2009

George Whitlock beloved husband of Margaret of Cochrane, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at the age of 77 years.

George is survived by his loving wife Margaret; children, Sheldon (Maxine), Susan (Chris) Babkirk and Greg (Judy); grandchildren, Safire, Travis (Shawna), Landon (Alyshia), Tyler (Nicole), Desiree (Jay), Kelsey, Madison, Krista and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Shayla, Johnny, Avery and Ellis; as well as his loving four legged companion, Sadie. He is also survived by his sisters, Mae, Helen and Ilene (Tony); sister-in-law, Vi; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. George was predeceased by his father Charles; mother Mary Rose; sister Frances; and brother Art.

A Celebration of George’s life will be held at ALL SAINTS’ ANGLICAN CHURCH (404 – 4th Avenue North, Cochrane, AB) on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Respiratory Research at the Peter Lougheed Centre through the Calgary Health Trust, C/O Dr. Charlene Fell, 800 – 11012 Macleod Trail S.E. Calgary, AB T2J 6A5 Telephone: 403-943-0615, www.thetrust.ca.

In living memory of George Whitlock, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Margaret (DoDo) and family.
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of George. I know how much he will be missed by everyone.

    My thoughts are certainly with you all.

    If weather permits, I will try to get to Cochrane on Tuesday.
    Love and Regards
    Bonny

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  2. Sharon & Richard De Lancey :

    Dear Margaret and Family
    It is with great sadness that we feel for your loss of a great husband, Father and friend to so many. May God give you peace and strength during this time of grief.
    Our prayers and Love are with you.

    Sharon & Dick

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  3. Edward and Florence Dowbush :

    Margaret and Family
    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
    May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Edward & Florence Dowbush
    Yellowknife Nt

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  4. Thinking of you Margaret at this difficult time. Some clients will always be remembered and George is one of them.

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  5. Ken & Helen Hiebert :

    Dear Margaret and Family,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on Georges passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Ken & Helen

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  6. Bobbie & Denny Geddes :

    Sorry we can’t make it to the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  7. Nick and Karen Sibbeston :

    Dear Margaret & Family,

    I read today in News/North of George’s passing away. I told my mother, Laura, of this and she felt so sad. She talked of all the good times she had staying with your family and of your children she babysat and looked after.

    Karen and I send our condolences. Besides being family, I wanted to remember George and how kind you have been over the years to my mother and to me when I spent a Christmas with you during my University years. So thank you and we will pray for you all.

    God Bless you and have a good Christmas.

    Sincerely,
    Nick Sibbeston

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  8. Frank and shirley Horvat :

    May you rest in peace George, a long time Yellowknifer. We had our best FISHING trip ever with you and your crew. Deepest Sympathy to Margaret and Family.

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  9. Alan & Nancy Loutitt and Jack & Irene Loutitt :

    Dear Margaret & Family

    We are so sorry about your loss.
    You are in our prayers….

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  10. Don and Joyfce Olds :

    Dear Dodo and Family- Joyce and I were saddened to hear of your loss. George, you and your family were responsible for many happy memories of Hay River and the NWT. You are Blest with your children and grand-children to help you through this difficult time, plus your memories of your wonderful life together. We will visit the next time we are in Cochrane (my sister June Reece is still there). We were just sorting through old pictures and I found a great picture of Harry, plus one or two of picnics at Sandy Creek. We will bring them when we visit. Anytime you pass through Hope-let us know. Love from us both, Don and Joyce Olds.

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  11. Margaret and Family;

    I was saddened to read of Georges passing, I will always think of his good nature, energy and spirit while working with him on the Norweta.

    May you all have peace and strength.

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  12. Rose and Gerry Goudreau :

    Gerry and I were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of George – husband, father, grandfather and friend. We wish our brief visit with you in Inuvik had been longer but we still feel lucky that we were on the last Norweta cruise. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May your memories sustain you in the months to come. God Bless you and your family.
    Rose and Gerry

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  13. Dear Margaret and Family,
    My thoughts are with you at this time. A favourite memory I have of George is in Wild Bread Bay in the East Arm. At the end of one day he paddled off in his canoe in to The Magic Finger. I like to think that that’s where he is now — with my George — together in the Happy Hunting Grounds.
    I want to say how much I admire you and George for your restoring and operating of the Norweta — my favourite boat.
    Marie Coe

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  14. Amber Schroter-Dufour :

    “Dodo”,
    so sorry to hear of George’s passing. My, where have the years gone. As I watched the Brier today I thought of us in Montreal, oh so many years ago at the McDonald’s Lassie.

    Still curling, Amber (the lead)

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