The family of George Eccles sadly announce his passing on June 9, 2016 at the age of 94 after a brief illness in the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.
George is survived by his children; Clint (Diane), Bob (Vera), Tom (Val), Joanne (Allan), and Tim (Deb), 8 grandchildren whom he loved dearly; Alison, Joy, Evan, Danny, Laura, Adam, Jennifer and David as well as 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Jean and son John.
George served in the Canadian Navy during WWII and then married his teenage sweetheart Jean. In 1949 George and Jean moved their young family to Trail for George to work at CM&S (Teck) as an Electrical Engineer, retiring in 1984. George was one of the original homeowners in Sunningdale, where he lived in his house until the day of his passing.
His greatest love was the time he spent with friends and family at Christina Lake for more than 50 years. Playing lawn darts, liars dice, cards, or any other game he thought he could make a quarter. He was always willing to teach anybody who wanted to learn how to water ski. Having one of the first boats at the lake, there was always a lineup of young kids eager to learn, and he would take them all!
In his later years he spent his time with his special friend & partner Jean Fullerton, tending the yard, doing jigsaw puzzles and still playing cards trying to make a quarter.
Cremation has taken place and friends and family will celebrate George’s life at a later date. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
George had a now famous phrase he used while playing liars dice. “Don’t go out disbelieving.” He lived this motto until his final days. He will be loved and missed by all.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at