1921 – 2013
George Lynwood Webber passed away at 91 at his home, October 15th 2013, with his family at his side. George was born in Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, on December 14, 1921. He was the fourth child of nine siblings, born to Lottie and Neil Webber. George leaves behind his daughter Shelley McInroy, his granddaughter Kate McInroy, son-in-law Mike Kemle, sister Elaine Smith, and many other dear friends and family members.
George was the 58th paratrooper in Canada. He trained paratroopers for overseas, and later trained men for Japanese occupation. On October 2, 1945 he married Mary Jean Lang of Brandon, Manitoba, an army x-ray technician. In 1949, they came to Kimberley and made their lives together there. George worked as Exploration Geologist for Cominco until 1981 when he retired. George then put his pursuits into initiating and running a gold placer operation in the Moyie area which he had planned to do for many years. Then he settled into retirement.
George was a man of will, strength and determination. He was an outdoors man who liked to fish and hunt. In years past, he was a keen bridge player. He loved his family and friends fiercely, enjoyed entertaining, cooking, gardening, and a good debate. He had a strong interest in understanding the scientific and physical world, and continued to seek knowledge through to the end of his life.
At George’s request, there will be no funeral or service. A gathering for family and friends will be held at his home on Sunday November 10th from 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm. The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC V1C 2L9. The family would like to thank all those who visited and supported George in his last days. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com.