It is with great sadness that the family of George R. Combden of Fortune announce his passing at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on June 21, 2021 at the age of 98 years.
Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memoires his sons Dennis (Ruby) of Fortune and Robert (Joy) of Portugal Cove ; his pride and joy grandson Kirk; caregivers/family Caroline (Garland), Barbara and niece Joan; sister-in-law Jessie Petten; brother-in-law Hedley Lake; nieces and nephews from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Ontario plus a large circle of other family and friends.
Predeceased by wife Bessie; parents George and Lily Mary Combden; brothers Titus, Eli and Jim; sisters Ethel, Gladys, Rebecca, Lena and Mary; parents-in-law Walter and Elizabeth Petten; sisters-in-law Mary, Jane, Lillian, Effie and brothers-in-law Frank, Harold, Pierce and Charlie.
A walk through visitation will take place from All Saints Anglican Church, Fortune on Tuesday, June 22nd from 7-9PM and on Wednesday from 2-4PM and 7-9PM following Covid 19 regulations masks must be worn at all times and please sanitize hands and sign in upon entry of chapel.
Funeral Service to take place from All Saints Anglican Church Fortune on Thursday, June 24th at 2PM with interment following at Anglican Cemetery, Fortune.
Donations in his memory may be made to Anglican Cemetery Fund, Fortune or flowers gratefully accepted.
George was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed 60 years of marriage to the love of his life Bessie. He was a man you only had to meet once and he became a lifelong friend. He was a founding member of All Saints Anglican Church, Fortune and was very faithful and loyal to his church. He served on vestry, school board and many different committees, he was a proud Mason who knew all the rituals word for word from memory , and also a member of the S.U.F he served as their chaplain for 30 years . He was jack of all trades - fisherman, he worked in the lumber woods and finally became a fishery officer with the federal government for 33 plus years. In his retirement he decided to take up farming which he loved dearly. George had a wonderful memory and was a true story teller that could keep anyone entertained and always a laugh. He loved to embellish a story and play practical jokes, his ability to tell a good joke was admired by all. He was master of ceremonies at many weddings and always had the guests in roars of laughter. His ability to entertain people was a true gift he had and his remarkable memory is something that he will always be remembered for. If you met George you had to love him and his beautiful smile could make anyone's day brighter. He was a Toronto Maple Leaf Fan right to the end so we all know that made him a good person. He will be forever remembered and loved by his family. George will be remembered by all who knew him as a true gentlemen. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Grand Bank.
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