George Nyman

NYMAN, George B. of Comox, BC passed into the presence of God Jan. 14, 2012 in Comox.

George was born in Doetinchem, Holland, Aug. 28, 1931. George was a diesel mechanic by trade growing up in Holland. He came to Canada with lifetime friend, George Muller, in 1953 & thought it was the ‘land of promise’. He settled in Winnipeg, MB with many odd jobs. He worked on a farm, had a small moving company & was a janitor. He landed a job with Winnipeg Transit as a bus driver & stayed with it for 24 years! In 1957 George felt the need for a wife & so advertised for one in Holland. He received many replies but one letter he answered – Jeltje Bleeker’s. He went to Holland to meet her in 1958, she came to Canada & fell in love with the country & George. They married in Feb. 1960. In order to learn English, Janet rode the transit bus while George drove. George & Janet met Jesus Christ in a personal relationship through a local church. In 1974 George felt the need for a change & the family moved to Port Coquitlam, BC. The family was baptized together in 1975. They also lived in Maple Ridge until Janet’s death. George then moved to Vancouver Island & a quieter life in Comox.

George was a gentle & kind man who was very proud of his family. He could never pass up telling a new joke he found. His greatest desire was to help people any way he could. He encouraged nearly everyone he met.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Janet, in 1996. He is survived by his sons, Gary (& Lil) & Ken (& Marisa); his grandchildren, Michael, Alissa (&Taylor Phillips), Vanessa (& Jared Pederson), Jessica, Rebekah & Samantha; and by his sister, Corrie Raterink of Holland.

A celebration of George’s life will be held Sat. Feb. 4, 2012 at 3 pm at Piercy’s Funeral Home, Courtenay, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ministries of Central E. Free Church, Courtenay, would be appreciated.

Join us in remembering George by visiting our memorial at

Comox Valley Record

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