Huw Russell George

Huw Russell George, age 55, passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2015 (? day)

Huw is survived by his wife of 32 years, Bev, daughters Dr. Ashley George (Sheldon) of Redmond Washington and Hannah of Nelson B.C. Sister Lynne of Fort St. James and brother David of Trail B.C, nieces Jamie and Maggie and nephew Ben. Father Mike George and partner Eileen Townsend of Nakusp. He also has many in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his Mother, Mimi.

Huw was born on December 20th 1959 in Winnipeg Manitoba. He grew up in the East Kootenays and Nakusp and attended the University of Victoria where he received a BSc in Chemistry in the Co-op program. He worked at a number of mining and industrial plants and settled at Teck in 1982 where he worked in a number of positions but found his home in Analytical Services.

Huw was a great family man and a loving father. He married Bev Profili in 1982 and they spent a year backpacking around the world. They had 2 girls together and continued to haul them off on family adventures to foreign lands for many years. Huw was deeply involved in the community, including Union work (USWA 9705) and various social causes for the majority of his life. He was very proud of his Welsh heritage. He was very active and enjoyed all outdoor sports including slow pitch, curling, hockey, soccer, skiing, hiking, cycling but the love of his life was golf. Huw kept track of all courses played, scores and handicap. The highlight of his golfing days was playing the Kapalua Course on Maui in 2010. His family and friends will always remember him as a kind, compassionate person who tried to always be fair and make everyone feel that they mattered.

No service will be held by request. A celebration of life will be held later this summer. If you wish to attend please send your request to habgeorge@shaw.ca. The family would like to thank Dr. T Cheng of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary for her expertise, Dr. Norm Lea in Nakusp for care over the past summer and Dr. Keith Merritt for his years of compassionate care and home visits. Also to the Home Care Nurses who were patient, kind and always available. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Huw’s name to Castlegar Friends of Parks and Trails: P.O Box 3212 Castlegar B.C. V1N 3H5


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