George Crawley, 80, of 312 Minnie Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, April 3, 1999 at his residence.
George was born Jan. 22, 1919 in Fort Frances to the late George and Catherine Crawley. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1939 with the Forestry Corp., and served overseas during World War II in continental Europe until 1945.
In 1945, George returned to Ontario and settled in Thunder Bay, where he worked at various jobs until 1950, when he began work with Abitibi Pulp & Paper (Woodlands Division) as a production foreman.
Following his retirement in 1982, George moved back to Fort Frances until his passing.
He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29. He enjoyed spending time at his cottage on Rainy Lake, spending time with family and friends, and playing cribbage at Sister Kennedy Centre.
He was an avid hunter, trapper, fisherman, and loved to work in his garden. George also was a big hockey fan, and especially enjoyed following and cheering on the Muskies and other local teams.
He was predeceased by his two brothers, Gerald and Harold Crawley; and four sisters, Mabel Wees, Veronica MacLeod, May Beckwith, and Stella Odahl.
George is survived by his son, George Crawley of Thunder Bay, Ont.; daughter, Cheryl Webber of Brantford, Ont.; three grandchildren, Keith Crawley, Larry Crawley, and Maureen Webber; sister-in-law, Mary Crawley of Thunder Bay, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 9, 1999 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances. Father James Panikulam will officiate, with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Friends may visit Thursday, April 8, 1999 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Parish prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Keith Crawley, Larry Crawley, Greg Holden, Jason Holden, Brad Holden, and Pat Crawley.
Honourary pallbearers will be Len Clarke, Elmer Maclam, Eric McConnell, and the members of the Colour Party of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 840 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2N5, or to the charity of your choice.