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Hoar, George Edward

March 1, 1938 - May 25, 2012

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of George Hoar at Lion’s Gate Hospital on May 25, 2012 at the age of 74. George is remembered by his loving wife, Margaret. He is sadly missed by his children: Sharleen (David Motherwell), Corinne (Bernard) Cordukes, Melanie and Jordan. George was an adoring grandfather to Alexandra and Holden. He is survived by his brother, Robert, and in-laws Carol and Peter Snoeck. He is also survived by the many relatives and friends whose lives he touched.

George was born in Vancouver (B.C.) and raised in Franklin River (B.C.). After graduating from UBC with a civil engineering degree (1960), George achieved a distinguished career in road and heavy construction, working for Peter Kiewit & Sons (Edmonton, 1960 - 1983), Ledcor Industries (Vancouver, 1983 - 2000), and 360 Atlantic (Barbados, 2000 - 2002) and serving with the Alberta (Chairman,1978) and B.C. Road Builder Association.

George will be remembered for his generosity, his love for all people, his wisdom, and the twinkle in his eye. A Memorial Service will be held in George’s honour on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm., at St. David’s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver, B.C. Friends, associates, and family are welcome to share stories in celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lion’s Gate Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences can be made through The family extends a special thanks to Dr. Taub (Columbia University), Dr. Klimo, and the Lion’s Gate Hospital Oncology staff for their care and treatment of George through his illness. For those wishing to share a memory of George, please go to

Hollyburn Funeral Home


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