On Monday, October 27th, George passed peacefully from this life at the Rocky Mountain Village at the age of 80 years. George was lovingly supported by his family and caregivers during the last days of his life.
The youngest of six children, George was born in Fernie on September 30, 1934 to parents Harry and Janet Gorrie. He was raised on the family farm in Newgate where he became skilled at “fixing things” with his brothers. He loved all animals, including a colt named Dobbin and throughout his life had several well loved dogs, especially Buckshot.
George worked various construction jobs throughout the province before retiring in Jaffray where he once again enjoyed tinkering on trucks, tractors, Cats, and other machinery. He also loved to spend his days chopping and stacking wood for the winter, or driving the back roads with Brader in search of more firewood.
George loved and cherished his many family and close friends, but nothing could bring a sparkle to his eyes more than his beloved daughter Kari and his precious grandson Brader. George and Brader shared a very special relationship, so it was only natural that when Kari became sick, George moved to Fernie to help care for Brader without hesitation.
George was a gentle, kind-hearted soul who enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. He will be very dearly missed by all who loved him. Rest in Peace, George.
George is survived by his sister Sarah “Norma” Hall; stepdaughters Shelley Neidig and Jody (Dave) Dobie, nieces Marlene Charlesworth, Colleen (Les) Bayus, Kay Richter, and Dona (Lance) Turner; his grandson Brader Rotvold and step- grandchildren PJ, Tyler, Joel and Danica as well as many great nieces and nephews and friends to fill his life to abundance. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Collins, John, Hank, and Skinny, his niece Gene Hall and his daughter Kari Rotvold.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Pioneer Hall, Grasmere at 1:00 pm.
Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Elk Valley Hospice c/o PO Box 670 Fernie, BC V0B 1M0.
Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd. Memories and condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com