A private celebration of George's life will be held at a later date.
It is with profound sadness that the family of George Erixon announces his peaceful passing at the Royal University Hospital on March 17, 2017 at the age of 86. George was born to Charles and Lily (nee Hoegi) Erixon on February 9, 1931 in Quill Lake, Sk. Left to cherish his memory are the mother of his children, Trudy Erixon; special friend, Marguerite Patrick; his sister, Eileen Dutertre; daughter Cindy (Terry), children Stephen (Kira), Brent children Kale and Eden, Samantha (Kelly) children Brady, Sophie and Madisyn; son Greg (Rosemarie), children Justin (Melanie), Colin (Chloe), Jena-Le (Jeslin), child Gunner; son Les (Brenda), children Lindsey, Jennifer (Brian), children Skyler, Landon, Rayna and Jackson; son Glenn (Donna), children Trevor (Stephanie), Candice (Ryan), children Brooklyn, Mazzy and Hudson. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Lily, his in-laws Andrew and Gladys Trulsrud, his brothers Robert, Orville (Bud) and Eric, nephew Ron Erixon, niece Cathy Taylor and nephew Casey Jones. George grew up on the farm near Clavet, SK and attended Meadowlark school. When he was 16, he and a friend spent the winter in the U.S. custom combining their way back to Canada. While working on the family farm he also worked as a lineman for Haultain Rural Telephone Co. and as a plumber’s helper in Saskatoon. He married Astrid (Trudy) Trulsrud in July 7, 1950. Together they continued to farm and owned hotels in Bradwell and Hanley until 1969 they then moved to Kelowna to purchase and operate a laminated beam plant. In 1972 they purchased the Kelvington Hotel. After selling the hotel in Kelvington in 1978 they, along with their son Les, started Kelvington Concrete and he was active in that until just a few years ago. George was a councilor for the town of Kelvington for many years. He enjoyed wood working, cooking, baking awesome bread, refurbishing antique tractors, puttering in his garden, and spending time with his many friends on coffee row in Kelvington and Porcupine Plain. In his early years he was a goalie for the local hockey team in Clavet and very much enjoyed curling and golfing. He will always be remembered as a hardworking man of conviction with a strong opinion, a great sense of humor and a huge heart when it came to his family and friends. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at RUH for their outstanding bedside care and support. Those wishing to make donations in George’s memory may do so to the Kelvington & District Health Foundation Inc. C/O Kelvington Town office Box 10 Kelvington, Saskatchewan S0A 1W0 for ongoing furnishings and equipment needs. A private family interment will occur in the summer.