George Edward Meikle (Shires) passed away in Vernon Jubilee Hospital, surrounded by loved ones, on November 21st, 2015. George’s death was due to complications from a spinal cord injury he suffered last December.
Born in Vancouver April 16th, 1930, George spent his early years and working life in Prince George and retired to Enderby in 1993. He is survived by his wife Jackie and children Ken (Kim), Craig (Mary), and Carmen (Mark), four grandchildren (Garin, Evan, Jorane, Ayanna), his two sisters Dorothy Patton and Donna Spurr, brother-in-law Eric Mitterndorfer (Audrey), and several nieces and nephews. He will be remembered by his many friends at Branch 98 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Enderby.
There will be a Celebration of Life at the Enderby Legion Hall on Saturday December 5th, from 2- 4 pm, where his family and many friends will raise a glass and share stories and tales of this funny, generous man.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon via phone (1 888-473-4636), mail (Suite 200, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2), or website. George was also a supporter of the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 98, and the Enderby Lions Club.
George’s family would like to thank his family doctor, Dr. Ken Perrier, for his attentive, compassionate care as well as the nursing staff of 2 West and the Interior Health team. We would also like to recognize the devotion of family friend, Dora Groves, whose care allowed George to remain at home and enjoy what he could for as long as possible.