We regret to announce the passing of Bruce Georgeson on March 30th, 2010 at the age of 73. Bruce was born in Ladysmith, B.C. and moved to Vernon at the age of 13. After completing high school he apprenticed with S.P. Seymour & Son in 1955 as a tinsmith and went into the plumbing and heating business in 1964. Bruce loved tinkering with his hands in his spare time and had a profound natural ability, mixed with experience to modify or repair a piece of equipment to make it go faster or to run more efficiently. He enjoyed racing, first on snowmobiles and then, in the early 1970’s, he became known as the Jolly Green Giant at Vernon’s Tillicum Raceway. After semi-retiring, he turned to car
restoration in the late 1980’s and could always be found at his shop, working on something with his hands.
Bruce is survived by his loving family, wife Joanne (Irvine), his daughters Kelley (John) Neale of Martensville, Sask., and Micki MacLean of Surrey, and 2 granddaughters Alisha and Chelsey Neale. A graveside service will be held at the Vernon cemetery at 2pm on April 30th for those who wish to attend, followed by a reception to honor Bruce’s life at 2:30 pm at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to make a contribution in memory of Bruce may do so to either the North Okanagan Hospice Society, the Vernon and District Museum or the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society at
Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home