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GEORGE ELWOOD ALEXANDER (published on September 03, 2008)

GEORGE ELWOOD ALEXANDER It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of George Elwood on Monday, September 1, 2008. He was predeceased by his wife Marion Jean (Mary-Lou) nee Ellwood, sisters Lorraine and Pat, brothers-in-law Tom, Lloyd, Harry and nephew Calvin. He will be sadly missed by his brother Jerry (Mary), sister Trudy, son Keith (Kathy), daughter Colleen (Kevin), daughter Heather (Howard) and son Howard (Kim) as well as his grandchildren Kendra, Mallorie, Delaire, Kyle, Breanne, Randi and Breanna; sisters-in-law Mary-Leith, Kay (Gerry) along with nieces, nephews and many friends. George Elwood was born in Rossburn, Manitoba on July 3, 1929 where he began his working life with telephones, railroad and pursued his love of airplanes with TCA, McDonald Aircraft, Trans Air and lastly a thirty year career with the Department of Transport Canada with Air Traffic Control. He also dedicated many years to the Stony Mountain volunteer fire department. On June 1, 1951 he married Marion and together they devoted their life to their four children. As a family they enjoyed many good years of skiing, camping, boating and sailing. Thank you to the nurses of Stonewall Hospital, Palliative Care and Home Care for their wonderful care during his illness. Honorary pallbearers are John Chalmers, Roy Hancock, Ron Lucas, Howard Boyd and Kevin Nicholson. A celebration of George Elwood's life will be held on Friday, September 5, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at MacKenzie Funeral Chapel, 433 Main Street in Stonewall, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George Elwood's memory to either South Interlake Children's Wish Foundation, Box 139, Woodlands, Manitoba, R0C 3H0 or Southwest District Palliative Care Inc., Box 1282, Stonewall, Manitoba, R0C 2Z0. MacKenzie Funeral Home, Stonewall in care of arrangements.

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