The family of George Moody, sadly wish to announce his passing, after lengthy illnesses.
George was born in a house, in Courtenay’s old orchard, to Les and Lucy Moody, on March 2, 1932, and passed in the new North Island Hospital, on Jan. 14, 2018.
Predeceased by his parents, brother Ray, sister Dorthy and her husband Herb Warriner, sister-in-law Arlene Miller. Ex-wife and dear friend Pat Moody, and many other family members, including his three sons, Chuck, Marvyn, and Ray.
George is survived by his only remaining child, Denise (Alan) Mat, wife Kathy Jenkins, and her children, Andy Jenkins, Carol Hryko, John Jenkins, Denise Alcock, Ed (Carol) Jenkins, and their families. Brother Frank, sister Doris (Burt) Hill, sister Gert (Roy) Frelone. George also had many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grand children, and one great great grandson.
George’s first career of choice was in shoe repair. He was trained by his uncle, who owned Bill’s Shoe Repair Shop, but he saw the writing on the wall, and decided that wasn’t the best choice. George and Herb worked together at Fields Mill, when it was on Lake Trail Rd. and were the first two employees at the mill when it opened on the Dyke Rd in the early 50″s. He helped haul the pipes for our local pipe line, and helped haul cement for the Ladora Dam in Campbell River, when it was built.
He spent most of his life as a truck driver. In the late 50’s early 60’s, he had a dog kennel on Lake Trail Rd. and owned the first search dog used by the RCMP on the island. George enjoyed hunting is his younger years. He loved his camping and fishing, until his health no longer permitted it.
There will be no service, by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA. This was Goerge’s wish.
The family wish to thank the Doctors and Nurses who cared for him, especially the nurses on the 3rd floor who were so helpful to us. Making sure him and his family were comfortable during the final hours. We really appreciate the care, concern, and treatment you gave George, and his family.