DRYDEN, George Sheil
Born in Virden, Manitoba July 20, 1927.
Passed away with his family by his side
Tuesday, October 1, 2002 in the
West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni, B.C.
following a long, courageous struggle with cancer.
He leaves Iris, his wife of 51 years; 2 daughters: Deborah Knoll (Len), Len’s children Tricia and Kari and Joanna Taron (Mike) and their children Sean and Tanya; son John Dryden; sister Isabella Dryden of Winnipeg, Man.; brother Mac Dryden of Selkirk, Man. as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Predeceased by his parents Mary and James, sister Louise Milne, brother Allan Dryden and grandson Matthew Taron.
George was a longtime resident of Port Alberni and was very active in musical theatre, Regional and Provincial politics and the Shriners. After moving to Parksville, he took up golfing and woodcarving, enjoying his retirement to the fullest.
“In tears we saw you sinking
We watched you fade away,
You suffered much in silence,
You fought so hard to stay.
You faced your illness with courage,
Your spirit did not bend,
And still you kept fighting,
Until the very end.
So when we saw you sleeping,
So peaceful, free from pain,
We could not wish you back,
To suffer that way again.”
Friends are encouraged to gather to celebrate George’s life from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 6th, 2002, at the Royal Canadian Legion – Somass Branch #169, 4680 Victoria Quay, with a short service commencing at 2:00 PM
If friends so desire, donations in George’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 1299, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T3.
CHAPEL OF MEMORIES
entrusted with arrangements