Our Dad, George William Tuson, passed away peacefully on October 6th, 2016 at 11:40 am. He will always be remembered for his compassion and open door to whomever needed it.
George was born in Calgary, Alberta on November 2nd, 1946. He graduated from Western Canada High School in 1964 working as an ambulance attendant before beginning training with the RCMP in 1965. Upon completing and graduating from the RCMP in 1966 he was stationed as highway patrol in Burnaby and later in Invermere, BC. After leaving the force he moved to Cranbrook, BC in 1978. He worked for both the government (Office of the Rentals-man) and business sector establishing two local property management offices. George enjoyed baking and cooking, going for drives throughout the Kootenays whether it was to swim at Fairmont or up a logging road to get firewood, chaperoning band and basketball trips, leading the AWANA boys troupe at Cranbrook Alliance Church, playing Santa, coaching and refereeing hockey, golfing and supporting his kid’s many music performances. Dad always showed up keen to help and offer support, whether to watch Marian cheerlead for the Calgary Stampeders and direct band/singing events or even until recently, at Graham’s various band and artist tours.
He is survived by his son Graham Tuson of Vancouver, his daughter Marian Tuson of Cranbrook and their Mom Donna Graham of Cranbrook, his grandchildren Anysha, Joey and their mom Jen Berthot of Vancouver, his girlfriend Judy Thomas of Cranbrook and her daughters Jacqueline and Paula (Dean), his sister-in-law Donna Tuson of Calgary, his brother-in-law Bob Wilson of Calgary, his former father and mother-in-law Frank and Mildred McAleer with their family John McAleer (Karen) and Susan Belkie (Mark) all of Calgary and his nieces and nephews: Jamie Tuson (Glenda) of Calgary, Glenn Tuson (Bev) of Cranbrook, Susan Durtnall (Simon), Toni Wilson, Jennifer Wilson, Cathy Antaya (Brian) all of Calgary and Marke Antaya (Jodi) of Sussex.
George was predeceased by his parents Helen and George Sherwood, by his father Roger Tuson, his brother Bob Tuson (Donna), his sisters Cathy Wilson (Bob), Darlene Antaya (Art) and his niece Shari Lynn Tuson.