George Stanley Francis

It is with great sadness that the family of George Stanley Francis announce his passing on September 8, 2016 in Pitt Meadows BC. Lovingly remembered by cherished wife Sadie, sons Stephen (Kim), David (Kimberly), Colin (Rochelle), Chris (Helen), Clive, daughter Sue, brothers Bill and John, many treasured grandchildren, great grandchildren, family members and friends. Born in New Zealand in 1925, George moved to England in 1945, then moved his family to Canada in 1957. His stories and memories were incredible, and he had many great loves including the theatre pipe organ, the Three Stooges, a good corny joke and a good rum and coke. He was a man of many talents, most notably as “an amateur crooner from away back” – a beautiful singing voice with an amazing knowledge and collection of music. He was a bobby in England and drove bus in Vancouver for 25 years. George will be greatly missed by the many who loved him. Watch out for those gazoonies dear George
– until we meet again

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Garden Hill Cremation and Funeral Services, 11765-224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A5, Canada - Phone: (604) 463-8161 Fax: 604-463-2929 Email:

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  1. Dearest Sadie and Family
    Though we never had the honour of meeting you, we feel we know you. Your amazing Husband and Father was a frequent visitor with the Staff of Otter Co-op. We got to know him very well when he would stop in for a “meeting”. He always spoke very affectionatly of you Sadie, and proudly of his children. He would tell us stories of his life in England and Vancouver. He always had a good joke to tell us too!! He would make sure that he had spoken to all of us in that day, and often speak with the other customers in the store. George had such a positive and pleasant manner of speaking. A true Gentleman.
    We will all miss his laugh and twinkle in his eye!
    Stay well Sadie and Family

    Jacky Graham
    Branch Manager
    Otter Co-op at Pitt Meadows

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