625 North Road
Coquitlam, BC V3J 1P2
Phone: (604) 936-9987
Fax: (604) 936-6912
Email: info@burquitlamfuneralhome.ca
625 North Road
Coquitlam, BC V3J 1P2
Phone: (604) 936-9987
Fax: (604) 936-6912
Email: info@burquitlamfuneralhome.ca

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George Engelking

George Engelking

Monday, June 12th, 1933 Monday, April 1st, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for George Engelking

ENGELKING, Henry George
Jun 12, 1933 - Apr 1, 2019

Henry George Engelking passed away surrounded by loved ones at the age of 85. George was predeceased by his parents Henry and Jane, brother Edward, twin sister Helen Grace, wife Edith, and Evelyn Dalzell, mother of his two children. He will be greatly missed by his children Darlene (Robert) Bushby, Henry (Lesley) Engelking, grandchildren Renee (Yoan) Zola, Kurtis Bussmann, Lauren and Bradley Engelking, Roxanne Crowe, Tawnia (Myles) Spargo, great grandchildren Tayler, Gage, Briggs and Torie Spargo, Adalei Jupiter Litwin as well as his partner for the last five years Gail Wood.

George spent his formative years in Manyberries and other southern Alberta towns. At age 17 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and promptly fell in love with the ocean. His duties included a posting on the HMCS Fortune 151, the flagship of the Second Canadian Minesweeping Squadron, and the HMCS Sioux 225 Destroyer. Following his time in the navy, he settled in Vancouver. He worked for the Vancouver School Board as a custodial engineer, finishing his career at Britannia Secondary School. George lived his retirement years to the fullest, enjoying many hobbies such as fishing, gardening, curling, lawn bowling, long walks with his cherished dog Sam, dancing and travelling with Gail.

A memorial of George's life will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam BC, at 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to World Vision of Canada or a charity of your choice.

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  • Service

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 10:15am
    Burquitlam Funeral Home
    625 North Road
    COQUITLAM, BC
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    Saturday, May 4th, 2019
    10:15am
    In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to World Vision of Canada or a charity of your choice.
    Officiant
    Rev. Wendy Yacboski

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Donations are being accepted for: WORLD VISION CANADA-VISION MONDIALE CANADA.

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Comment | Posted at 02:43pm via Floral Arrangements
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Linda Davis

On behalf of my mother, Hellen Martin Davis daughter of William J. (Bill) Martin and George's cousin, and all of our family, we would like to send our condolences to George's family. His mother, Jane Martin Engelking, was a favourite aunt and we knew her well. Mother (Hellen) stayed in Manyberries in summer of 1940 and knew Georgie from that time. Aunt Jane was very fond of my mother who shared the same name as her daughter and his twin, Helen Grace, who died at birth in 1933.
George and Darlene were great supports to his mother in the last years of her life and we respected their love and caring for her. While we would like to attend the memorial, my parents' (Ron and Hellen Davis) health does not permit travel from Alberta to BC. We send our deepest sympathies and best wishes to the family.
Linda Davis
Comment | Posted at 11:45am via Condolence
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Darlene Bushby

Thank you Linda! Love, Darlene
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Percylla & Mario Battista

George was a wonderful man with whom we lawn bowled at the Coquitlam LBC. His calm demeanor and positive attitude added to our enjoyment. We are very sorry to see him leave so suddenly. We will surely miss him at this years' fun nights. We extend our condolences to his partner Gail and to his family.
Comment | Posted at 01:27am via Condolence
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