GEORGE LEVI GAYLORD
April 13, 1928 - May 3, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Gaylord after a short stay at Pine Meadow Nursing Home on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the ripe old age of 93. He kept his wits and his sense of humour with him till the end.
George was born in Henderson On., son of the late Sam and Edith Gaylord. He is survived by his sister Mona Rafuse and pre-deceased by his other siblings Ruby, Pearl, Gloria, Shirley, Diamond and Garnet. Proud father of Clifford (Rita) Gaylord and Debbie (Dan) Nowell.
Much loved “Grampy” to Marcy Verch (Corrado), Amy (James) Owen, Ian (Lyndsay) Cuddy, Ben (Misti) Cuddy, Erin (Joe) Perry and James (Meg) Cuddy. Great Grampy to Dakota-Lynn, Emma, Liam, Aurora, George, Christopher, Travis and twin girls arriving in June. Long time companion to Dorothy Thompson. Fondly remembered by a large circle of extended family and friends.
George was always a strong worker. He was a logger, truck driver, carpenter, farmer, school bus driver and cut and sold firewood into his 80’s. He particularly enjoyed the time he spent in the 1970’s living, working and visiting communities in the NWT and arctic islands as a carpenter for the airports. His later years were spent up on “the hill” enjoying the wildlife, his animals and growing old together with his cat Tippytail.
Heartfelt appreciation goes out to the caring staff at the Acute Care center of Napanee Hospital and of Pine Meadow for making Georges last days as comfortable as possible. Cremation has taken place with Milestone Funeral Center, Northbrook. A service and interment will take place at the Henderson Cemetery at a later date.
“Grampy lived a good long life”
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