We are sorry to share the news of George’s passing on Jan. 16. George was predeceased by his parents, Dr Henry Oelkers and Anna Oelkers.
George was a Certified Professional Accountant who worked at Millar McDonald, CN Realty Tax Department, and retired after 34 years in the Finance Department of Air Canada.
He was a volunteer treasurer for over 25 years for both St Peter’s Anglican Church and the Air Canada Pionaires. He also did year end audits for other charitable organisations.
George and Gladys travelled on many enjoyable trips. George enjoyed golfing, curling, and walking. His years in basketball led to him being honoured as being part of teams that were inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and the Basketball Hall of Fame.
George leaves his wife of 46 years Gladys, daughters Susan McDonald (Ron), Kathy Oelkers- MacDonald (Brian) and Terri Oelkers, grandchildren Gary, Jennifer and Chantal, 5 great grandchildren and other family members.
We will miss his wonderful smile and positive attitude.
Service will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, located at Grant and Elm at 11:00 am, Monday, Jan 22, 2018.
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