May 10, 1927 – January 18, 2005
William George Blighton passed away peacefully in Mills Memorial Hospital, Terrace B.C. on January 18th, 2005 after a lengthy illness.
George was born on May 10, 1927 in Kelowna B.C. From there the family moved to McBride B.C.
In his teens George left home to explore the working world. He worked many odd jobs in McBride then moved to Prince George and worked at various mill jobs. This is where he got the sawmill bug.
George moved to Burns Lake where he set up small bush mills in that area before moving on to work at the mill in the Babine Lakes District.
The 1950’s were a busy time for George. In 1955 George met and married his one and only one wife, Edna.1956 their first child, Wayne, arrived..The family moved to Macleod Lake where George worked at the mill and became the proud father of two more children Raymond and Patsy.
George moved to Terrace with the family in 1964, first working at mills in the area. Two more children, Donna and Sandra, joined the family.
George enjoyed taking his family on fishing trips, boating, mushroom picking, and ski-doing.
The 1970’s brought technology to George. C.B. radios became a fixture in the Blighton home and vehicles, next came the Hamm and finally the computer.
George worked for B.C. Hydro for many years before retiring in 1992.
After retirement George became an avid Hamm Radio operator as well as a computer fanatic.
George is survived by Edna, his loving wife of fifty years, his children: Wayne( Donna) of Terrace, Raymond( Leona)of Terrace, Patsy of Kitimat, Donna( Doug) of Abbotsford and Sandra (Greg)of Canoe B.C., 12 Grandchildren, Clayten, Crystal, Bonnie, Mathias, Shawn, Tayo Cody, Eric, Jesse, Catlynn, Ashley, Alexis, 6 great grandchildren and siblings Doris, Elsie, Ruth, Gladys, Wilma, & Louis as well as many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks for the wonderful care given by Dr. DeWitt and the nurses at Mills Memorial Hospital. Your kindness was greatly appreciated.
There will be no service held at this time, however, a memorial to celebrate Georges life will be held on May 14th, 2005. The family requests no flowers, instead, donations in Georges memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or your charity of choice.