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PUMPLE, George Edward

June 19, 1928 – Ottawa, Ontario
November 23, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

George Edward Pumple, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Clifton Manor with his wife, Merle by his side.

George was born in Ottawa, ON, on June 19, 1928. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces for twenty-five years. He was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, he also served in the Royal Canadian Navy.

There will be no service at his request. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Zoo, c/o Aldera Chisholm, 1300 Zoo Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 7V6, www.calgaryzoo.com.

Thank you to the wonderful staff of Clifton Manor for their care.

In living memory of George Pumple, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Merle,

    Very sorry for your loss. We hope you are surrounded by good friends at this time.

    Best Wishes,
    Vicki, Ivan, Reece and Jesse

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  2. Merle, I am so sorry for your loss

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  3. Susan Underwood :

    To Deborah, Rick, Reid, Dave, Nancy, Sue, and Vicky. I am thinking of you all. How sad to lose a father. Knowing how close you Pumple siblings are, I am sure you will get together to share some stories and memories.

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  4. Sheila Brisson :

    Our condolences to Merle and cousins, Deb, Rick, David, Reed, Sue, Nancy and Vicki. Always hard to loose a parent and spouse. Hard to believe Mom and Uncle George left us both this year. We are thinking of you all.

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  5. Merle,

    Very sorry for your loss.

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  6. Our sincere condolences to Merle and Debra, Eric, David, Reed, Susan, Nancy and Vickie. Loss of a parent or a spouse still is so tragic. Best to all.

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  7. Betty Ann Garside :

    Dear Merle,

    Thinking of you. You and Uncle George had many good years together.
    I did hear through the “Pumple Hotline” that he passed away peacefully.
    Please take care.

    B’Ann and John

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  8. Merle and all our west coast Pumple cousins,
    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all !
    Angela and family

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  9. Thinking about you Merle during this very difficult time

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  10. Dear Merle and Family,

    We are so saddened to hear of George’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you at this very difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts.
    Tammie Seibel
    Horizon Group CPA’s

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  11. judith pumple :

    Merle, RIck, Debra, David, Reed, Susan, Nancy and Vicki, so sorry for your loss, Uncle George will always be remembered with fondness , for providing us with adventure and excitement. His airforce days with lobster, cottage excitement and flat boats. Rest in Peace Uncle George. Thank you for all my wonderful cousins, Judy

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  12. Laraine & Bob Orthlieb :

    Merle & Family:
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss of George.May wonderful memories of him fill your hearts and bring you peace.

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  13. cheryl ann myers :

    Please accept my deepest condolences at this time. You and George were an amazing couple.

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  14. Robin Kilistoff :

    Merle, Deborah, Rick, David, Reed, Susan, Nancy, Vicky
    Thinking of you.
    Bon Voyage Uncle George.

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  15. Linda andBob Chase :

    Our hearts go out to you Merle, and to those who loved George. So many good memories of shared time with you both to reflect on. Very sorry for your loss.

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  16. Naval Association of Canada, Calgary Branch :

    We offer our condolences for the loss of George Pumple,
    our fellow Navy veteran, and a former president of our association.
    “Hear the prayer of a sailor who served,
    and grant eternal rest deserved.”
    “We will remember them.”
    In memory of George Pumple, a donation is being made to
    the Calgary Zoo, as suggested in the obituary.

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