With great sadness and love we regret to announce the passing of George Nicholson Forscutt on Thursday June 8, 2006 at the age of 86 in his sleep at home.
George is survived by Muffy (family dog), his two sons James (Christine) of Langley; Bill (Margaret) of Vernon; Granddaughter Cheryl and Grandson Mathew; George’s sister Lillian (Dave) of Keremeos; Brother Kenneth (Helen) of Kamloops.
George was born in Vancouver in 1920 and grew up in Winnipeg. He joined the RCAF in 1942-1946. He married Eleanor J Cowan in 1946 and moved to Whitehorse where he set up the first government offices for Canada Manpower and UIC. George was married for 57 years until Eleanor’s passing in 2003.
George was well known for his music as a pianist. His bands played from the Alaska/Yukon border to the US/Canadian border. He had radio programs in Whitehorse, Prince George and Vernon. He entertained audiences at the old Eatons location for CHBC TV during the late 60’s early 70’s. George worked 32 years for Canada Manpower until his retirement and received a certificate of Merit signed by Pierre E. Trudeau.
George’s community involvement revolved around the United Way and he helped to establish the former John Howard Society in Vernon. His other great love was golf. He had a life time membership at the Vernon Golf Club and curled in the winter.
Our family would like to thank everyone who knew him and for the kindnesses shown to him in his senior years. A special thanks to the nurses and support staff at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. We hope your day was a little brighter when George was around.
A small family gathering to say good bye to George will be held in the next couple of weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Vernon Funeral Home in care of arrangements 542-0155.