Donald Fraser Moore George


Donald George passed away peacefully Sunday April 5th, 2020 as a result of a stroke. Born in Canso, NS he served as a clerk in the Canadian Army in Halifax during WW2, and then he went to University of NB where he graduated with a degree in Engineering in Forestry. He went to Quebec as a
mining tech and then to New Brunswick as a forester. His fame was selection wood cutting in Algonquin Park , where he was a forester and last year the Friends of Algonquin published a book in his honour: From Nova Scotia to Algonquin : Memoirs of a Dirt Forester. He worked hard to map the selection cutting areas and today Algonquin Park flourishes because of this technique.

Donald is survived by his son Ralph (Diane) and three grandsons: Joshua, Nathan and Jacob. He leaves behind sister-in-law Jennie, several cousins, nephews and nieces from the George Family (Nova Scotia) including Muriel Louise, Eric, Mike, David, Gareth, Phil and the McAloon Family (Cheryl, Susan, Kevin (deceased), Terrence, Mary, Maureen, Sharon, Shaun and Brian).

He was predeceased by his parents Levi and Nettie George of Canso, NS, wife Grace (1953-1998) and wife Thelma (1999-2015), and siblings Clarrie, John Robert, Austin, Winnifred and Muriel.

Special thank you is extended to the staff and management of Rosewood retirement home where Donald resided for the last four months after a rehabilitation stay at Providence Hospital in Kingston. Thanks to the staff of Providence and Kingston General Hospital. A special thank you to Ernie Dewing and Gervais Roy who were his companions for several years playing scrabble and helping with activities of daily life. To his friends that were frequently calling him thank you (Winifred Nickerson and William MacMillian, Dorothy Gray).

In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation can be made to the Friends of Algonquin.

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