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George Elliott

Retired from the Department of Transport in 1989

 

 

Passed Away in 2011 - Scroll Down for Obituary  

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Obituary  -  Avis de décès

George Elliott

1933 - 2011

( Source: Phil Gies & John Gilbert )

 

GEORGE WILLIAM ELLIOTT

GEORGE WILLIAM ELLIOTT, passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on May 26, 2011 at age 78. His memory will be forever cherished by his wife Joy; sons Mitchell (Judy) and Keith (Leslie) as well as extended family and many colleagues and friends. He was predeceased by his son Mark.


George was born in Tugaske, Saskatchewan in 1933. Trained as a
radio operator, he began a long career with the Government of Canada in the RCMP Marine Division operating out of Halifax. He then moved into aviation, starting as a radio operator at small northern airports and then a series of positions in airport administration. In 1978, he was appointed the general manager of the Winnipeg International Airport, holding that position until his retirement in 1989. Retirement only opened a new set of opportunities for George as he followed his passion for the aviation industry. He served as Executive Director of the Western Canada Aviation Museum, President of the Canadian Aeronautical Preservation Association, and as a member of many boards, including the Winnipeg Airports Authority. George served on the Board of the Commissionaires Manitoba for many years, including time as the board chair, and was actively involved in another of his passions, the RCMP Veterans Association.


George was recognized many times for his contribution to transportation and the community, including being named the Manitoba Transportation Person of the Year and being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. George's greatest interest, however, was always people and increasingly his address book and the telephone became his most important possessions as his health started to fail. It was always vital to him that he stay connected.


The family would like to thank the many many neighbours, friends and colleagues (and their dogs) who called and visited with him. He loved you all. A private family graveside burial has taken place and a celebration of George's life will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bridge Church, 620 Oxbow Bend Road, Winnipeg, MB. The family wishes to thank everyone at the Grace Hospital for their compassionate and professional care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Grace Hospital Foundation. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Psalm 91.

 

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