George Van Tine

Born in Burns Lake, June 30th, 1929 passed away peacefully on March 19th, 2013 in Sidney BC

George was a son of Ed and Daisy Van Tine, early pioneers of the Ootsa Lake area. The Van Tines had a guiding and fishing business around the circle of lakes.

George grew up in the Lakes District and lived in Burns Lake, Southbank, Ootsa Lake, Telkwa, Pendleton Bay, Terrace and Smithers before moving to Sidney. He had a real love for family and the great outdoors.

George worked for the Forest Service for 31 years and retired in Smithers as head of Tech Services in the Regional Office.

Poppa had a full life, rich with love, hard work, and a home that always had an open door,

Survived by loving wife Marjorie – Sidney, Darryl (Charmaine) – Victoria, Keith (Paula) – Burns Lake, Diana (Ron) – Nelson, Shirley (Sheldon) – Sidney, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Eleanor Anderson – Burns Lake and brother Doug (Aneta) Van Tine -Enderby and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by both parents, and siblings Meryl, Ruth, Florence, Buster, Chuck, Margaret, Jim, Leo, and Bill.

Interment at Burns Lake Cemetery

Rest in peace


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