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George Fredrick Wanuk

August 13, 1930 - July 8, 2011


Love patiently accepts all things. It always trusts, always hopes and always remains strong. Love never ends. (1 Corinthians 13:4,8)

Our beloved George passed away Friday, July 8, 2011 at 80 years of age.

George was so very proud of his family and he loved his wife Lou his partner of 60 years so very much. Their pride and joy are their daughters Darcy and Lisa (David). Grandpa George (GG) so loved and was very proud of his granddaughters Kyla (Charles) and Jadel. He loved his sisters Edna (Kenny) Berglund and Irene (Larry) Perry.

To all those who wish to remember George in lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the Kimberley Nature Park or Wildsight to keep rebuilding the Nature that he loved and that surrounds us. He loved fishing in the creek as a boy and was so proud a few years ago that he was once again able to catch a fish in Mark Creek.

Share a beer, a song and a smile today with a friend and remember the good times with George.

A private memorial service will follow.


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Beverley Bacon
Relation: I am a friend of the family

Thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Death is a heartache that no one can heal.
Love is a memory that no one can steal.

From: Kim Tipper
Relation: Friend

To the Wanuk family,

During this difficult time I wanted you to know you are cared for and thought about.

I found these lines from a poet writing about finding a “Path to Peace” during sorrow.

“Step light,
And look for the sunshine.
Grasp gently
The kindness you find.
Speak softly,
And turn away anger.
Sleep soundly,
At peace with mankind.

Walk proudly
Through all your endeavors.
The battles you’ve won.
Seek always
The hope of tomorrow.
Step lightly
And look for the sun.”

Iris Hesselden


From: Janet Lightfoot
Relation: Via the Lindquist Family/ School

Sorry to hear of the death of your husband, father, family member and friend. You all can be happy for the love you have shown to him in his healthy times and his times of illness. Fond memories will lighten the dark days brought by death. The Bible passage you have chosen is very appropriate. It will bring you comfort as you practice it in your new challenges.

From: Heather Stone (nee Millner)
Relation: went to high school with daughter

Your Dad was a truly special person who will be missed by his loving family. Hang in there!

From: Dan Perry
Relation: Uncle George

George was a lover of life. He enjoyed his family and had a good time whenever therewas an occaison. He had a good sense of humor and he worked hard to provide for his family. We were always welcome at George and Lou’s. Lisa’s wedding in 87 was a special moment that we all got together to witness the celebration of David and Lisa. Darcy lived here in Kamloops for a number of years. I can see why my mom (Irene) loved Kimberly. Her brother and sister always enjoyed her company even though we lived far away. George’s bocci pit in the back yard made for some late games and very few measurements. It wasn’t about winning or losing – it was about spending fun time with family. Uncle George was a great guy and he will be missed. Lisa, Darcy and Lou my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dan, Julie, Leah and Jaime Perry.

From: LIsa Baldrey
Relation: my Daddy

Miss you Dad, a package of ketchup fell out of the fridge last week and it made me cry. We know you are waiting up in heaven, the good little alter boy you were in 1940 …… please watch over us and make us smile now and then. you are so missed. Lisa Irene xoxo

From: Linda Peterson
Relation: Niece

So much laughter, so much love, and even, tears of joy at 57 Ross St. Sending you as much love as you can hold.

From: daughter # 2
Relation: my Daddy

Looking at old pictures of Kimberley and missing you so tonight, dear Daddy, you face still lives online and your heart lives in mine each an every day …. thanks for providing a wonderful childhood and being a great G.G. to my girls and David. we all miss, the ” glint / glimmer ” in your sparkling eyes. rest well and I will dance on your feet again in heaven. Lisa Irene

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