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George Newton Turner

TURNER, George Newton - 5 September 1924 - 16 May 2016 - The family is saddened to announce that George Turner passed away peacefully in the company of loving family members on 16 May, 2016 in Penticton BC at 91 years of age. He is predeceased by his wife Elsie Turner (2016), his son Allan Marshall (1960), mother Jean and father Fred, and brother Alvin. He is survived by sons Brian (Sharon) Ottawa, ON, Russell (Beth) Penticton, BC, and Raymond (Marilyn) Calgary, AB, 7 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and sister Marge Robinson (Nipawin SK). George was born in Regina on September 5 1924 and raised in Codette, Saskatchewan from the age of 6 years old. George served in the RCAF 1942-1946 as an airplane technician and was involved in testing new aircraft for the RCAF in numerous Canadian postings. He then attended General Motors technical school in Flint, Michigan and worked in Saskatoon, Calgary, Pincher Creek and then Kelowna as the Victory Motors Service Manager (1957-1975), and finally using his skills as a Heavy Duty Mechanics instructor at Okanagan College (1975-1990). George and Elsie were best friends and life partners for 78 years and married for 68 years before her passing on March 24, 2016. From their days in Saskatchewan until they moved to Penticton they spent many happy times with their life-long friends the Brunts and the Dyrdals. They lived in Kelowna and Lakeview Heights to enjoy the view overlooking the Okanagan Lake from 1956 to 2014, before moving to Penticton to be closer to family, and gaining an extended local family in the Warlows. George was actively involved in sports, including curling, golfing (a hole in one!), and cross-country skiing, many of which were shared with Elsie. He spent quality time with his family fishing, camping, skiing, and building an apiary business together with his sons that he maintained for years as a hobby. He was active in the community in serving in Scouts, baseball, and the Legion, Kiwanis and Lion clubs. George was a life-long learner constantly interested in learning the latest advances in science, technology, and computers. George was known for his communication skills and a consistently positive attitude, sense of humor, and infectious smile to his final days. In lieu of a funeral service an interment will be held in Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Kelowna together with Elsie at a later date. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Richard Tatham and the kind staff at the Moog and Friends Hospice House, Athens Creek and Summerland Seniors Village. Condolences may be shared by visiting www.everdenrust.com13060564
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Posted by Bill Dickson (Home Town) On Thursday, October 5, 2017
I knew his mother from our United Church

I knew his brother Alvin also

His wife was one of my Sunday school teachers. ( Geoloin )

My dad bought his first new car from Turner motors... 1951 Pontiac deluxe

When I was 12 years old... I copied his Curling Slide ...( minus Cigar)

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