George was born in 1934 at Invermay, Saskatchewan, at his grandfather’s house. He attended Lone Spruce Country School. After school he did some travelling taking in the Trapper’s Festival in The Pas, Manitoba.
He had a crippled hand, which was the result of a hunting accident when the gun discharged while he was crossing a fence and his hand was over the barrel of the gun. This did not deter his spirit as he continued to hunt right up until the last year of his life. George was an avid outdoors man. Hunting fishing and trapping was second nature to him and he spent a lot of time doing so.
George went to work for Bill Peshko for a few years and then he went to work for the Leonard Pocock family until he retired.
He met Mary Whitehawk in the early 1970s. They were together for many years until Mary moved to Canora, Saskatchewan, then his father, George Sr., had a stroke. Geordie then moved in with him to take care of and look after his dad.
During this time he met Roy Mcintosh and Roy’s wife Helen. Roy and Geordie were fishing buddies; many a day was spent on the lake around Margo. Before he passed on, Roy had asked Geordie to watch over Helen, which he did. Through that process, Geordie and Helen became friends and eventually moved in together and were together for thirty years.
George is survived by Helen Mcintosh and his sister Ida Nelson (Hilding). Ida and Hilding had seven children, Miles (Evelyn), Nels (Anne), Sheldon (Theresa), Dervin (Shirley), Kevin (Juanita), Janice and Luella (Troy); plus seven great-nephews and ten great-nieces; and at the time of his passing, great, great-nieces and -nephews.
Geordie loved spending time with family and friends enjoying weddings, family meals at the time around holidays. He was also very fond of just getting in the vehicle and travelling around the countryside looking at the thing which was a very big part of his life - Nature.
He was very active at the Golden Age Club in Invermay, although Geordie and Helen also travelled to other clubs to play cards and take in tournaments.