SHEPHARD, George Patrick
March 17, 1930 – March 15, 2014
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our family patriarch, George Patrick Shephard, P.Eng, early in the morning, Saturday March 15, 2014. George is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 52 years, Karen; younger brother, Edward (Donna); two sons, Trevor and Derk (Elaine); his four grandchildren, Josh, Cody, Danae and Grant; and many nieces, nephews, honorary family members and friends.
George was raised in Ontario and graduated in Civil Engineering from U of T in 1957. One of his assignments was working on the Second Narrows Bridge 1958-59 after the initial disaster. He also built bridges in [then] Burma and all across Canada. George was an Engineer by profession but a farmer by heart, he was a fascinating man with many interests, and a passion for environmental sustainability and social rights. Many people remember him as a person with deep feelings and convictions, with a kind heart, ready to help or listen. He will be very much missed.
Many thanks to the Doctors and Nurses of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital 6th floor and Dr. Lizinski, for their compassionate care.
A celebration of life will be announced
in the near future.