February 6, 1934 – April 14, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, George Glaser, at Ty Watson House. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Ruth, who passed away too early at the age of 47. George is survived by his son Pete (Kathryn), his daughter Kathy Organ (Tony), and his two grandchildren: Jessica (Miguel) and Drew (Laci). Kathryn’s family, the Steinhauers, share in this loss after spending so many happy times with him over the years.
George was born in Vienna, Austria in 1934. At age 18, he immigrated with a friend to Canada, landing in Montreal by boat. They worked in White Court, Alberta, then Victoria, where they got work on the Malahat Rail Line. Eventually he ended up in Port Alberni and went logging. He worked on the rigging and finally drove off-road logging trucks with M&B Sproat Lake Division until his retirement.
George coached youth soccer teams: the Panthers and the A. A. Wanderers. He was a big supporter of women’s hockey and the Para-Olympic athletes. He also loved animals and will be missed by the four family dogs; upon arriving at the house or stable, it was dogs, kids, or horses coming for treats. There are memories of him arriving with 15 McDonalds’ cheeseburgers for the barn girls’ lunch!
Family meant everything to George. He always looked forward to family meals and barbeques. He was a great cook and always cooked the family turkey. He also had a green thumb and would grow tomatoes enough for multiple families every year.
Being an independent person, George lived on his own until he was 86 years old.
The family offers many thanks to George’s caregivers at West Coast General Hospital, his support workers, and the staff at Ty Watson House.
No service by request.
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