George Leroy COLE

George Leroy COLE

George Leroy Cole

March 31, 1936 – February 27, 2017

George Leroy Cole passed away peacefully in his sleep at Arrowsmith Lodge in Parksville on Monday, February 27, 2017. He leaves behind to mourn his passing his partner, Brenda Lawrence; ex-wife, Mimi Cole of Rocky Mountain House, AB; children, Bev (Greg) of Nanaimo, Lance (Barb) of Ucluelet, Bruce (Julie) of Water Valley, AB, Michael (Julie Ann); grandchildren, Michelle, Ashley, Shane, Deana, Dylan; six great grandchildren; sisters, Hope Sininger, Joyce (Keith) Bannister; brothers, Keith (Susan), Mark Cole. George also has many nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly.

George was predeceased by his beloved wife, the mother of his children, Margaret (Wood) Cole in 1986; three brothers, four sisters, and his granddaughter (Bruce and Julie’s daughter), Kendra.

George migrated from Alberta to Vancouver Island in 2005, where he bought property on Beaver Creek Road in Port Alberni. George and Brenda made many friends there through their love of dancing. They lived in Port Alberni until 2014 when they moved to Parksville.

Brenda, and George’s family, would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Brad Bell and ALL the wonderful, caring staff at Arrowsmith Lodge who were so good to them in the last 15 months of George’s life.

Please join us in celebrating George’s life at 11:30 am on Saturday,

March 11, 2017 at Yates Memorial Services, 4470 Gertrude Street, Port Alberni.

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