AMENDOLA, George Adolfo
Passed away peacefully at Eagle Park Lodge
in Parksville, B.C. on November 25, 2013.
Born in 1925 in Toronto, he is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Shirley; and will be dearly missed by his daughters Marilyn (Alex Lawryk), Christine (John Popp), Carolyn and Cheryl; sister, Norma D’Angelo and brothers, Ernie and Bill; stepchildren, Christopher Turzak and Laura (Darryle Thompson) and step-grandchildren, Carlie and Colton Thompson.
He was predeceased by first wife Mary (1985) and daughter Diane (1993).
George faithfully served in the Canadian Armed Forces for over 20 years, including serving overseas in Metz, France and working at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). During his years of service, he also was a Security Instructor for the Department of National Defence. After retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces, he assumed several security-related positions, including with Corrections Canada and the Hudson’s Bay Company. After his retirement, George moved to British Columbia, where he enjoyed the beautiful scenery and climate of the west coast.
George was an avid baseball fan and in his youth, was a promising player who attracted scouts from major teams. He was also a talented snooker player, who took part in many tournaments and always enjoyed a challenging match. Later, he took up bridge and enjoyed some spirited partnerships with his friends at the local senior’s centre. He was a loyal and life-long Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs fan and rarely missed watching a game. George had a wonderful sense of humour and could always be counted on to add a little dry wit to any situation. He will forever be in our hearts.
A Memorial Service and celebration of George’s life will be held at
2 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013 at St. Stephen’s United Church,
150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
If desired and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation (www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com) or the S.P.C.A., Parksville/Qualicum Beach branch (www.spca.bc.ca/branches/nanaimo).