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George Hebbert

September 18, 1930 - September 8, 2020


George was born in Vancouver BC to John and Mary Hebbert. They moved to Maple Bay when he was two. While his father hand-build their home in Maple Bay, he and his parents lived with their relatives at the Elkingtons at what is now the Garry Oak Preserve. In 1957, George married Shirley Knox, a nurse at the Kings Daughters’ Hospital (now Cairnsmore). As a young man, George and his father operated Hebbert Enterprises on Evans Street, a machine and fabricating shop. George was a machinist, a welder, a mechanic and an entrepreneur. He and his wife Shirley built and operated the Hebberts’ Marina (now Bird’s Eye Cove Marina). George could build or fix anything – some of his creations include a submarine, an ultra-light aircraft, a steam motorcycle and two steam cars. He was an authority on steam-power and generously donated equipment, time and expertise to the BC Forest Museum.
He is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his wife Shirley, sons Brian and John, daughter-in-law Janet, and grandchildren Zachary, Kaitlyn and Reid.
A small family service was held at St Peter’s Church on Sept 19 where he now rests in peace.


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From: Shirley & Vern Sampson
Relation: We were friends and lived on our boat at Hebbert's Marina in the late 70s-early 80s.

Shirley and I have very fond memories of George and Shirley when we lived on our boat at their marina. George and Shirley always made the marina feel like home.

From: Judy Lowood
Relation: Friend

My condolences to Shirley,John,Brian and families. George was an amazing man & a great friend of my father. I hope they find each other again & can creat more wonderful inventions.

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