GEORGE, Arthur Edward -
Passed away peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, on Monday, January 8, 2018, at the age of 96. Loving husband and devoted roller skating partner of Joyce (nee Downes) for 71 years. Cherished father of Kenneth George (Mary Ann Hutchinson) and Kevan George. Proud grandfather of Erica George, Alicia Thrift (Jessie), Tanya Pratts and their families. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Edith George, and siblings; Marjory Smith (late Leslie) and Dennis George. Brother-in-law of Elsie Hazell (Gerald). Dear uncle of Marilyn Smith (Steve), Leslie Wehr (Gerd), Fred Smith, Steven Smith and all of their families. Arthur will also be missed by numerous friends, and will be fondly remembered by both his colleagues from Ford Motor Company and fellow roller skaters from over the years. Arthur was an avid skater who was devoted to the sport, and both he and Joyce spent many years passionately teaching and skating together. Visitation will be held at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333, on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 4-7pm, where a Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:30am. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arthur’s memory to the CNIB or Prostate Cancer Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family.