We are sad to announce the passing of George Eccleston on Thursday March 2nd at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.
George and Anna Mae lived in Kimberley until 1999, before moving to Cranbrook. They owned Kimberley Cabins and Texaco until 1978, and George retired from Cominco in 1985. They then focused their attention on their cottage at Christina Lake, George’s favorite place.
George is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Anna Mae, and his children, Chris (Olaf) Carlsen; Cindy (Ken) Burrows; Bob Eccleston; Ellen (Don) Schacher; Scott (Candice) Eccleston. He also leaves to mourn, his grandchildren:
Steven, Geoff , Sarah, Andrea, Marshall, Benji, Danielle, Silka, Isaac, Marisha, Toron, and 10 great-grandchildren.
There will be no service, by George’s request; a private celebration will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank Dr. McIvor and the 3rd floor staff of the EKRH for their compassionate care of George, as well as the neighbours for all their help over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kimberley Dynamiters.
Oct.31, 1926 – March 2, 2017