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GEORGE COCKLE (published on March 07, 2009)

GEORGE COCKLE On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, George Cockle of Whitecourt, AB, formerly of Brandon, MB, passed away peacefully at the age of 83 years. George will always be loved and never forgotten by his sons and daughters and their families, James of Brandon, MB, Gloria (Neil) Scott of Edson, George (Koralie) of Whitecourt and Debbie (Len) Gatey of Ladysmith, BC; daughter-in-law, Beverly of Whitecourt; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Jim, Rose, Elsie, Les, Larry, Doreen and Charles; numerous nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his wife Val (1985); son Roy (2005); grandson Stephen; brothers, Eric, Dick, Raymond, Reg; and sister Joan Wall. George was an avid golfer, having two holes in one on his record. He put his heart and soul into his work as a Conservation Officer for the province of Manitoba. His green thumb produced an abundance of delicious tomatoes every fall. Reading was a favourite pastime and George was often found enjoying a good book in his solarium. George wanting to be closer to his family had just moved to Whitecourt, AB. May George Rest in Peace. Memorial service Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Whitecourt United Church with Reverend Les Halliwell officiating. Private inurnment in Brandon, MB at a later date. Cremation in the Park Memorial Crematorium. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 - 124 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9 or to The Lung Association, Alberta and NWT, P.O. Box 4700, Edmonton, AB T6E 9Z9. To send condolences, visit Park Memorial Whitecourt 780-779-2533 Family Owned Funeral Home and Crematorium

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