Sunday, 17 March 2013

Bugle Call... George Ollerhead

It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of George Ollerhead on February 28, 2013.  A lovely and charming man, he will be greatly missed.  Our sincerest condolences are extended to Susanne, Will and Rory and their families, to Robin & Maureen and the rest of the Ollerhead clan.

His obituary appeared as follows in the Toronto Star:

George Elliott Ollerhead of London, passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital, with his family by his side, on Thursday, February 28, 2013, in his 79th year. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Susanne (McEwen); sons William (Koo) of Toronto, and Rory (Cathy) of Newmarket; grandchildren Elliott, Cameron, Nicholas, and Jackson; and brother Robin (Maureen) of Guelph. He will be greatly missed also by his extended family, and many friends.
George grew up in London and earned a degree at University of Western Ontario before obtaining an MA at the University of Toronto. His lifelong passion for teaching took him from London to Texas, Petrolia, Ghana, Lakefield, and North Bay. After devoting 24 years to his craft at Canadore College and Nipissing University, he retired in 1993.
He will be remembered for his jovial and gregarious enjoyment of life, insatiable curiosity, and devotion to his family.
Cremation will be followed by private family interment arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. 

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