Reginald George GILLANDERS

Reginald  George GILLANDERS



1924 ~ 2016


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Dad, George Gillanders on February 7, 2016 in Kelowna, BC.  George was born on

May 26, 1924 at Kinistino, Saskatchewan, the third son and fifth child of James and Maria Gillanders.  George

graduated from high school in Kinistino and carried on farming the family farm through 1960.  George met the love of his life Hazel at a dance in 1949, and they were married April 14, 1950.  In 1960, Dad began his career in the

Co-op organization, starting at the store in Kinistino and moving to Carrot River, Saskatchewan in 1963, Delisle,

Saskatchewan in 1965, Luseland, Saskatchewan in 1967 and finally to Bonnyville, Alberta in 1971, where Dad was the General Manager of the Beaver River Co-op for many years.  After leaving the Co-op, Dad served as the Head Accountant for the Municipal District of Bonnyville until his retirement in 1990.  Dad and Mom enjoyed many years of travel, golf, gardening, and visiting with friends and family.  In 1996, they moved to Kelowna, initially residing at Sunrise Village and finally calling the Missionwood

Retirement Resort home for the last 5 years. Dad was blessed with and is survived by 4 children: Don, Beth, Bruce and Joe; 9 grandchildren:  Dione, Devon, Mandy, Mike, Danielle, Rob, Matt, Christina and Jason; 8 great grandchildren; and siblings Belle, Dick and Bill.  George was predeceased by his wife Hazel in 2014, as well as by his siblings Ernie and Eileen. We love him and will miss him dearly.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Memorial donations in George’s name can be made to the Canadian

Cancer Society


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