May 25, 1926 – July 11, 2021
It is with profound sadness that the Lawlor family announces the passing of their beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather and friend, George Lawlor.
George passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 11th 2021 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Predeceased by his beautiful wife of 64 years Dorothy. Left to Cherish his memory his four children Karen (Sandy), Kathy (Brian), Bob (Patti), Dianne (Bruce), Ten grandchildren Niki (Tony), Mike (Deanna), Samantha, Janine (Tyler), Kabri (Brody), Danielle (Clay), Paige (Jesse), Brady (Amanda), Lauren, Reid. Great Grand Children Rylie, Dakota, Desiree, Austin, Emmett, Ellie, Addison, Hudson, Liam, Oaklen, Alena, Carsten. Great-great grandchildren Noah, Charlotte.
Born in Moose Jaw, Sask. May 25 1926. He met his beloved wife Dorothy at Robin Hood flour.
His successful radio career at CHAB in Moose Jaw led to him moving his family in 1966 to Nanaimo, BC, as part owner and general manager of CHUB radio.
He became very active in the Nanaimo community, he served as President of the Nanaimo Rotary, Director of the Chamber of Commerce, the United Appeal and Nanaimo Golf Club. He chaired a task force to establish the Nanaimo Visitor & Convention Bureau, acted on the Founding Committee for Malaspina College, sat on the Unemployment Insurance board of Referees for 15 years. He was a founding member of the Probus Club and a member of the Coffee Club.
He was an extraordinary husband and father who devoted his life to the well being of his family.
Those lucky enough to meet him know how special he was, a great role model, sweet, loving, positive man who bound our incredible family together, he would light up with every opportunity to visit with family and friends. His happiness, love, wit and sense of humour made it impossible not to love him. He was always excited to hear about your day, experiences and even struggles. In return he would share wisdom and positivity, put things in perspective in the most loving way and have you feeling better with a quick chat. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten, BLG! And God Bless you all!
In lieu of flowers please donate to the BC cancer foundation https://www.bccancerfoundation.com/
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