George Albert Bloor

George Albert Bloor

Albert passed this life on October 4, 2016, after a recurring battle with cancer. He was born November 3, 1925 in Ocean Falls, BC.

George enlisted in the RCAF in 1942 and transferred to the Army the following year where he completed paratroop training with his best friend Al Kozak. After the war, George resumed his education at UBC and started teaching in the Trail area in 1949. After teaching and coaching thousands of students, he retired from J.L. Crowe in 1990. He married Frances Mary Bryan of Killarny, Manitoba in 1954, and enjoyed fifty-six years of love until her passing in 2010.

In addition to his teaching career, George was instrumental in founding several horse related organizations on a local and national level. At one time, he was the leading breeder of Arabian horses in Canada, recognized as such in international publications. In 2007, the Horse Council of BC honoured George and Fran with the “Lifetime Achievement Award”.

George is survived by his nephew Bob Klassen, grandniece Serene Kerpan and grandnephew Kyle Smyth, many adoring relatives from Fran’s side of the family, and his best friend, Penny Blair.

George Bloor’s final request is that all the people he touched treat their loved ones with patience, respect and tolerance.

A Celebration of George Bloor’s life will take place at his farm, 1585 Columbia Gardens Road, Fruitvale, on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm. All students and friends from his seventy years of teaching, coaching and love are welcome. Please dress warmly.

As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honour of his wife Fran, to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 300-828 W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

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