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George Raymond Calveley

September 20, 1933 - October 14, 2021

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George passed peacefully in hospital with his devoted wife Patricia by his side. The family will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to say our goodbyes and send him off with copious amounts of love and happy memories.

George was born in Orpington Kent, England and enjoyed an active boyhood with 3 brothers and a sister. He had an exceptional curiosity and outlook on life; even being evacuated to Wales during the war didn’t dampen his spirit. He moved to Canada in 1956 full of excitement at all that it had to offer. It’s a good thing his funds ran out in Winnipeg, as that’s where he met Patricia Powers and they married shortly after meeting. There are simply too many wonderful aspects to his life and character to capture in an obituary, and those who knew George won’t need reminding of them. But his brilliance with woodworking and building fine furniture is worth special mention. Suffice to say, he excelled at everything he put his mind to; and his greatest love and pleasure was being with family (which always included a Labrador) and gifting his treasures and time to friends.

Dad left this world with the same grit he lived it. Even with a failing mind, his wit and laughter remained intact. And with a failing body, he flatly refused walkers, wheelchairs and Long Term Care. This will not be a surprise to anyone.

The family resided in Kamloops & Vernon prior to the mid-80’s, and now all live in Victoria & Cowichan Valley. George leaves behind his amazing and dedicated wife of 64 years Pat; Terry and Kim Bentzon; Sandi; Don and Robyn Smale; and granddaughters Alexina Lang and Nelli Calveley. There are many other close relatives in Vancouver and England, including special “extra” daughter Patsy Michel-Beaulieu in Kamloops.

We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Tom Rimmer for his special care and the wonderful staff on the 3rd floor at the Cowichan Regional Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, George would be thrilled if his annual Christmas gift of teddy bears to children in your local hospital would be considered; the family will also be continuing this tradition. No service; a private celebration will be held.

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From: Zea Hadfield
Relation: old neighbours

Pat and family,

My sincerest condolences.

I only knew George for a short time. He and Pat were always friendly and welcoming. Whenever I passed by with my dog I was always invited in for a chat. I saw the cheerful, cheeky side of George and I enjoyed it very much. He will be missed.

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