George Edward Illingworth

Passed away with family beside him at the Village of Mill Creek on Saturday, May 17, 2015 at the age of 94 years.

Survived by two daughters Judy Dennison (Gilbert), Susan Walski (Frank) and son Glenn Illingworth (Marian); grandchildren: Troy (Linda), Shannon (Wade), Karianne (Elwin), Edward, Dana (Corinne), Sarah (Mike), Cathy (Brad) and Shane; great grandchildren: Chelsea, Shae-Lynn, Gavin, Mallory, Bowen, Jacob, Zackery, Jorja-Joe, Cooper, Colten, Kristi, Joshua; sisters: Evelyn Robertson and Elsie Wilkinson.

Sadly predeceased by wife Viola, son Harold, brothers Ken, Harold and Glen, sisters Hilda and Joyce.

George was a wonderful Father, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Husband, Uncle, Friend and Soldier.

We were so lucky to have him in our lives for so long.

He bravely served in WWII along with his two brothers and spent much of his life farming and carpentering. He was an avid hockey player, coach, referee and fan as well as a horseshoe player winning many trophies and medals. He was a strong, kind, brave, decent, loving, hardworking, compassionate, intelligent and wonderful man. George will be missed by all.

The family would like to thank all friends and staff at the Village of Mill Creek for their friendship and loving care.

No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.