George Douglas Dunlop

In Memorial

It is with hearts full of gratitude for a life well lived that we announce the passing of our father, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather George Dunlop. Predeceased by his wife and partner of 53 years, Joan.

He leaves behind sons Douglas, Bruce (Diane), and daughters Kathy (John) and Diane. He will be missed by his grandchildren Tyler (Allison), Blake(Stacy), Chase (Jessica), step grandson Erik(Isabella) as well as great grandchildren James, Nathan, Brendan, Mason and step great grandson Michael.

George was born in Semans Saskatchewan, proudly helping his Mum Luella and sisters Marjorie and Shirley while his Dad was fighting overseas and later when they lost him. An excellent hockey player, George was drafted by Chicago Blackhawks while playing Jr A hockey for the Sask Blades but he chose a career with Saskatchewan Power, married Joan and soon moved to BC to raise their family.

He spent many years as an IBEW electrician, later as an estimator for H.A. Simons and Flanders Installations. George’s greatest pride was when he started his own union electrical contracting business Dunlop Electric Ltd. in which his whole family participated. In his retirement George spent many happy years as a keen lawn bowler and travelling to Arizona with Joan.
George will be remembered for his love of life. He participated in everything whether work or play with great enthusiasm. George was known for his kindness and always willing to help others. Nothing brought a twinkle to his eye more than his grandsons and great grandsons.

A gathering to honour his memory will be held at Golden Ears United Church, 22165 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, B.C. on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 12:00 pm with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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  1. It is with great sadness in my heart that I send condolences on the passing of my Uncle George !!! He was loved by many and a friend to all who knew the kind-hearted man he was!!! Hugs to all the family!!! Doug , Kathy, Bruce and Diane thinking of you and your families!! – Myrna and Kirk Head

  2. Karen and Herb Gatzke :

    what i remember was a loving uncle who was every inch a gentleman and the true
    head of the Dunlop family trips to the lake fishing for he and my dad ant his large family love .his love for my mom when she needed him my sincere condolences to all his family but so thankfull we had him this long

  3. Dhorea and Dean Brown :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of George. We are so blessed that he touched our lives and that we got to share such wonderful times and memories with him. Rest In Peace, George! We love you! Dhorea and Dean Brown

  4. What I will most remember George for is his kindness and willingness to help everybody in any way that he could. He was incredibly selfless, and cared deeply about everyone else’s well-being! I loved spending time with him, and cherish every minute I was lucky enough to have him in my life. He and my Mom became close when each of them lost their beloved spouses, and he enriched my mom’s life amazingly! I can never thank him enough for that… His passing is deeply felt by my Mom Kory (who also called his sister Shirley her closest friend) and our entire family. Our thoughts are with you all!

  5. Pat and Ray Stauffer :

    We will always remember our Uncle George with love and respect. He was so much fun to be with and always made the effort to stay in touch with his extended family. With a twinkle in his eye, he would tell us stories with humor and enthusiasm. We remember his love for his family and we always looked forward to visits with us. Uncle George lived a full and productive life touching the hearts of all who knew him .

  6. Joan and Dean Barner :

    Uncle George was undoubtedly my favourite uncle. I first met him as a little girl when he was courting Aunt Joan in Prince Albert. I even got to be a flower girl at their wedding.
    He was always fun, and so positive about everything. Although we lived at opposite ends of the country from each other I remember good times when visiting Vancouver & Nainamo. Also we have fond memories of when he & Aunt Joan visited Waskesiu and later wintered in Arizona.
    He was a great bowler, competitor, and wonderful friend to all the Dykers always.
    We loved him and will miss him but have wonderful memories that we cherish.

  7. George touched everyone he came in contact with. He lived a life we all should aspire to. He was passionate, warm, kind and enthusiastic and had that twinkle in his eye that shone on his big smile. I feel priviliged for having known him for many years. He will be missed but not forgotten. Heartfelt condolences to George’s family.

  8. Murray & Lynda Peterson :

    Doug, Kathy, Bruce and Diane just to let you know that we are thinking about you and your families on this sad occasion. My memories of your Dad were nothing but positive to say the least. He was an intelligent and interesting individual. I remember him as a positive, generous and considerate person with a smile on his face. Your Dad loved your mother like crazy and now they are hopefully together. The world was a better place with your father in it and we will all miss him. My heart and thoughts go out to you all.

  9. Murray & Lynda Peterson :

    My brother in law George brought many good memories when our lives touched. I remember many of our hunting and fishing trip together. He was a gentlemen and his word was always good. I remember when i first meet him , i was dating his little sister Shirley. George being George and the head of the family let me know not to trifle with his little sister.

    George and Joan and shirl

  10. Virgil Peterson :

    Page 2 from Virgil Peterson
    (Above note not complete Muzz and I sitting and chatting about George, not edited on darn IPad – Sorry)

    George and Joan and Shirley and I were married in the fall of 1950. As our children came along I remember camping trips to Kawkawa lake with Cheryll, Murray, Dale, Doug, Kathy, Bruce and Diane.

    Thanks George for the great memories you will be missed.

  11. It was a blessing having George in our lives. Always concerned about everyone’s wellbeing, and never an unkind word about anyone. His penchant for troubleshooting mechanical and electrical issues always led to lively discussions and sometimes unique solutions, but he always got the problem resolved. Through conversations with George, we realized he used this gift to help others throughout his life. Whether it was traveling to some remote jobsite to resolve a sticky situation, or taking the lead at his condominium strata to solve a tough energy problem, George always got the job done.

    We loved having George as part of our family. He touched our lives in so many positive ways, and his memory will always be with us. I can only imagine what very important issue you have been called on to troubleshoot now. You will be missed.

    Wade and Debbie Corby

  12. Scott, Rebecca Dyker :

    Uncle George was my favourite Uncle. He was always so kind,enthusiastic and so much fun to be around. My daughter Rebecca met George on two occasions and he left a lasting impression on her as well.
    Our condolences to Doug, Bruce, Kathy, Diane and families.

  13. Bruce and Elaine Carrie :

    Kathy, John and family:
    A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.
    Please accept our condolences, he will not be forgotten.

  14. Dale Peterson :

    George was a true gentleman, a good husband to his loving wife Joanne, and caring father to his family. He was respected for being an honest and good man for all that knew him, both in business and personal relationships. George was always good to me, and my family. Remember lots of good family events with the Dunlops & Petersons. Glad I visited him a few times in the last couple years and got in a few games of cribbage. If there is a special place for the very best of the best, that’s where Uncle George is right now with Aunt Joanne at his side.

  15. Eugene & Mary Maxwell :

    We miss you on the Bowling Green you were always a pleasure to play with and against.
    RIP George.

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