George Henry Fleck
March 2, 1925 ~ May 3, 2011
George was born in Aneroid, Saskatchewan on March 2, 1925 to Charles Henry and Ida Hendrina Fleck (Mooy).
When he was 12 years old, his family moved to Lister to homestead a 20 acre property which over time expanded to 80 plus acres. George and his brother Robert cleared land while their Dad was serving in WW II. In 1950 George married Nancy Lillian Nespiak and they had four children; Dorothy, Wilf, Rick and Ken. George and Nancy along with Robert and Verna operated a dairy farm for over 25 years.
George kept active in producing alfalfa hay and enjoyed living on his farm, working the fields and driving the hay truck in the East and West Kootenays. He always enjoyed family gatherings, suppers out and playing cards with his friends.
George is pre-deceased by his wife Nancy in 1999, brother Robert and sister-in-law Verna in 2001, and nephew Donnie in 2005. In 2007 his long time friend and companion Freda Milne passed away.
George will be lovingly remembered and missed by his four children; Dorothy (Don) Hills of Cranbrook, BC, Wilf (Linda) Fleck of Lister, BC, Rick (Pat) Fleck and Ken (Karla) Fleck of Creston, BC; his brother Les (Erma) Fleck of Nelson, BC; his 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, along with nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
“…He had a simple life but his wisdom was profound. He will be missed.”
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to Creston Therapeutic Riding Association, Box 1820, Creston, BC V0B 1G0.
Funeral Service was held Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Trinity United Church, Creston, BC with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.
George was laid to rest in the Lister Community Cemetery.