George Friis (Chief Petty Officer Ret'd)
Obituary for George Friis (Chief Petty Officer Ret'd)
George Friis, (Chief Petty Officer Ret'd)
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our devoted husband, exceptional father, proud Grampy & Great Grampy on May 2nd in Halifax.
George grew up in Ontario & came to NS as a navy recruit to Cornwallis where shortly after met the love of his life, Maurreen to whom he was married for almost 65 years.
George was in the Navy for 22 years serving all over the world as well as the Korean War. He kept in touch with many of his Navy Buddies and organized many reunions over the years.
He also worked at Western Furniture, the Halifax Dartmouth Bridge Commission and Sylvania Lighting. George always had time to listen, lend a helping hand and to try to make everyone feel special with a smile, joke or a story. He was a rare gentleman & always put everyone else’s needs before his own. He had a strong faith & was very active at St Philips Church for many years & recent member of Trinity United. He was a regular volunteer at Hope Cottage. George put his talents into his vegetable gardens & always had some kind of project on the go either at home or the cottage. He loved to have his family come over for supper or just a visit with “a hot cuppa tea”
He will forever be loved & missed by his wife Maureen (Hfx), daughters Cindy Harley (David Williamson) Kentville, Heidi Friis (Darrell Lundrigan) Hatchet Lake, Grandchildren Jason Harley (Erin) Toronto, Jenna Bradley (Nathan) Kentville, Amanda Lundrigan, Dartmouth and Bryan Lundrigan (Carolyn Lindell) Louisiana, GreatGrandchildren George, Logan & Declan. And his Ontario family, sister Marnie Mardlin (Ken), brother Bev Friis (Marianne) & many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his youngest daughter Sheila Friis.
Cremation has taken place & memorial service will be at a later date. In memory of George donations may be made to Hope Cottage.
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