George Leslie Reilly

George passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, in his home at Carleton Place, Ontario on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the age of 75 years. He was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, the son of Leslie and Alice Reilly. Survived by his loving wife Marion (nee Allen), children Heather, Jim (Lori) and Allison (Dave), grandchildren Kate, Morgan, Matthew and Claire and extended family Reg, Dylan, Erica, Aubrey and Braeden. Predeceased by his parents, sister Ruth Knight, brother Ross Reilly and granddaughter Olivia. George will be fondly remembered by scores of nephews, nieces and many other dear friends and colleagues from his professional and personal life. After obtaining his BA at Carleton University, George went on to Ottawa University where he obtained his MA and then completed his studies in 1974 at Queens University. Immediately thereafter, he began his career in psychology at Cominco Ltd. in Trail, British Columbia. He transitioned into private practice, which he continued after moving to Carleton Place in 2004 and maintained until weeks before his passing. George was a longtime member of Rotary in both B.C. and Carleton Place as well as the past chairman of the Mills Community Support Corporation. Friends may call at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A celebration of George’s life will be held at Zion-Memorial United Church, Carleton Place on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers a donation to Rotary or Zion-Memorial United Church or charity of choice would be appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Malone, Dr. White and Dr. Tai, Elizabeth Jordan and all the caregivers from CCAC for their care and support during this difficult time.

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