George Voth

George Voth

It is with great sadness that the family of George Voth

announce his sudden passing on July 6, 2010 in his 99th year.

He is survived by wife Jessie, children Harvey (Mary), Larry

and Priscilla Larsen, Rod (Priscilla), Georgia (Ron), and Lee

(Micki), and Jessie’s children Pearl (Tony) and Sharon (Dick)

and grandchildren, as well as 3 additional generations of

offspring. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Nettie, son Meno in 1968, and all but one of his eight siblings. George was born January 29, 1912 in Rhineland, Man. where, raised on the farm, he became a farmer and jack of all trades and master of all. There too, he met, and in 1934, married Nettie Heinrichs and together began raising their 5 children. In 1952 George and Nettie left the security of their life in Manitoba to take up a homestead near Vanderhoof where he and some partners attempted to create a farm out of pine-covered bush. There he gained a wide and deserving reputation as a mechanic and fixer of all things broken. His creed became, “If it worked once it will work again.” George and Nettie also lived subsequently in the Okanagan, in Clearbrook, and at Chimney

Lake. Following the death of Nettie in 2004, George moved to Williams Lake where at age 93 he courted and married Jessie Pawliski. Their time together was short but very happy with lots of travel and every minute spent together. George was a man of insatiable curiosity and never lost his intense interest in the world around him. He was a man of simple but deep faith, whose word could always be trusted, and whose friendship was valued by all who knew him.

A memorial service was held in Williams Lake on July 12,

2010. If so desired, donations in George’s memory may be

made to the Gideons or the Cancer Society.

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