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George Marvin Nelson

NELSON, George Marvin - In Loving Memory of George Marvin Nelson, March 10th, 1936 to May 12th, 2019. George passed peacefully at Health Sciences North surrounded by the love of his family. George will be missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Irene (nee Beaudoin), and his children, Marvin (Edi), Christine (Perry), Gary (Carol), Cairin (Michael) and Cathy. He will be fondly remembered by his eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. George will be sadly missed by his brother, Eddy, sister, Shirley and his brother-in-law Leonard. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Mary (nee Thibeault) and his brothers, Ronald and Harvey. George lived a life of utmost integrity, known for his strength and wisdom both at home and throughout the business community. He was proud of his service in the Canadian Armed Forces in his younger years, and equally proud to own and operate G.M. Nelson Welding, Ltd. for fifty years. George was a pillar in the community, and his shop became a testament to his character… a popular meeting place for many, to begin their day with sarcasm and endless laughter, over many a cup of mediocre coffee. Those who knew George, with his sharp wit and brutal honesty, held him in the highest regard. Likewise, George cherished each of those relationships, often saying that he didn’t miss the work, but he missed the people. Of his family, George was incredibly proud. His was an exceptional role model, supporter and provider. He laid out the foundation for each of his children to become strong and independent. He didn’t protect them from the lessons of life, but he was ever present with his no-nonsense, practical insight to enable them to overcome adversity and forge ahead. George will forever live in each and every one of them. To his loving partner, Irene, George was deeply devoted. Together, they enjoyed many activities (bowling, fishing, dancing, snowmobiling, camping, etc). Though the challenges of the golden years limited these activities, George continued to cherish the love of his life and their time spent together. The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors at Health Sciences North – 5th Floor South Tower for taking such great care of George and also a very special thank you to the Sudbury Paramedic Service for their excellent care and compassion. Visitation at the JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME (233 Larch Street, Sudbury), Thursday, May 16th, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-9 pm. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.13336389
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Quite the Character
Posted by Gary Trotter (Buisness) On Wednesday, May 15, 2019
I have known George for many years, having first met him about 1970 at his old shop, on Edna Street I think it was. He impressed me from the start with his honesty, generosity and the fairness with which he treated this customer. Over the years I always looked forward to dealing with George and enjoyed my many conversations with him, listening to him dispense his own style of wisdom on many topics ranging from politics to business and to life in general. I will remember George with a smile.

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