George Unruh

George Unruh

Born at Takysie Lake, forth son to Aron and Helena Unruh. At a young age the family moved to Burns Lake (Bytown). George lived in Burns lake his entire life. He met the loved of his life, Pat Wiens in the summer of ’69, when he was 18 and she was 16. They were married in George’s parents home on January 17, 1971. Their first home was in the Peters cabins in Bytown. In 1971 George picked up his family and moved to upper 8th avenue into their first real home as a family. In 1976 they moved into their present home on lower 8th avenue. George worked for CN for 35 years, made many close friends through the railroad. George took pride going to work everyday providing for his family while Pat stayed at home taking care of their children and their home. He looked forward to retirement at 55 and counted down the days. This is when George truly enjoyed life, spent many hours with family and friends. He had many names for Pat, for many years he called her Mother then Grandma. But if he introduced her to one of his friends he would introduce her as his young bride, even after 41 years of marriage. George loved camping, so much that he told Pat in January “five more months grandma and you can start loading the motorhome.” He would count down the days when they would make their yearly trip on July long weekend to Terrace to spend a week with their son Pete and family. They made many new friends in Terrace campsite and looked forward to seeing them every year. They loved camping at McClure Pit at Francois Lake every summer with family and friends. Their two grandchildren, Taylor and Joseph would also go camping with them a couple of times during the summer. Everyone knew George for the amount he walked everyday and having a coffee with friends at San Bar and A&W. George loved changing tires for a hobby. He enjoyed making new friends, helping people and talking about the old days.

George is predeceased by his brothers Henry and Tim. Brother in-law Ken, his father Aron and sister Anne. Survived by his loving wife Pat. Children: Peter (Rhonda), Gwen (Joe), Donna (Sheldon). Grandchildren: Taylor, Joseph, Kelsey, Gilbert, Wayne, Chelsie, Neil. Great grandchildren: Marshell, Andryya, Madison. Mother Lena, brothers: Pete (Bev), Marten, sister Ruth (Russ), many nieces and nephews. George, husband, dad, grandpa, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts. Remembered around every campfire.


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