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George Burton Garron

1934 - 2021



At 8:57 on March 9, 2021 George Burton Garron slipped the bonds of this life and sailed on to the next, with Frank and Cindy at his side. 

Born in Westport on July 17, 1934 to Leonard and Viola (O’Connell) Garron, George has led a very interesting life.  He started his working life as a farmer on Brier Island, but the call of the sea was very strong and he spent his young years in the fishing industry from Brier Island to Newfoundland and West Coast British Columbia, then to Coast Guard icebreakers up north. He spent his final working years as a coxswain with the Coast Guard here in his home port. 

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Louise (Graham) Garron, brother Alfred, and sisters Iris and Maureen. He is survived by sisters Alva McDormand and Beth Welch and brother Eldridge, sister-in-law, Cindy and nephew, Frank, as well as many other nieces and nephews. 

George loved his family and friends unconditionally and he was respected and liked by his fellow Islanders and others both far and near. He loved to go to Wally’s store to play tricks on the staff, or just enjoy a visit with them or talk with Wally, who was so good to George. He also enjoyed talking and mingling at all the functions held in the community, visits to he Coast Guard station and drives with sister, Beth. 

George was a life long nature lover, and enjoyed hunting and also four-wheeling almost daily to repair and make new trails. George and Louise enjoyed many years at their camp on Mucklehaney Ridge, where visitors were always welcome. 

George held a special place in his heart for his sister-in-law, Cindy, who was a faithful ‘partner in crime’ and looked after George’s every need and made sure he was well looked after. His nephew Frank was the apple of his eye and was like a son to George. He worshipped the ground Frank walked on and was so proud of him - and the feeling was mutual

He enjoyed Jeannette’s on Saturday night to watch hockey (the Leafs, of course), and the goodies Penny and Lisa and Brooke delivered to his door. He loved to eat, and truly enjoyed a great meal or any treats sent his way.  

George loved animals. His dog, Lady and cat, Digger were his constant companions and they spent many happy hours together.

George’s great laugh and the twinkle in his eyes was a sign he had something up his sleeve, and you could be the next person on his “hit list” (right, Alana!).

Cremation has already taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Society, Friends of Feral, or the local charity of one’s choice. 

George ‘s family would like to say a sincere thanks to the staff of the Digby General Hospital, and to Dr. Chris Murphy and the staff of 3 North ICU and 4 North palliative care for the wonderful care George received and for their kindness to Frank and Cindy during this difficult time.

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Liz, Richard, Tom, Nick

March 15, 2021 7:50 AM

Thinking of the many happy times we have had with George and Louise over the years.
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Don & Ann Campbell

March 12, 2021 3:18 PM

We are saddened to learn of George's passing but heartened to know that he and Louise are now together again.  These were two of the most friendly, loving and giving people it has been our fortune to have know.  The many summers they turned over their home to us, as if it was our home, stocked with jars of strawberry jam.  And the way we joked with them about not moving any furniture around during the winter unless they first got our approval; how we laughed together. Due to their kindness we knew we had a "home" in the summer enabling  me to return to the beautiful island where l grew up.  We will never forget those great vacations or our dear friends George and Louise.

Wintford Garron

March 11, 2021 2:41 PM

Alva,Beth and Eldridge - Our sincere condolences go out to you and your families on the loss of brother George.Although he was three years older then I,we spent a lot of time together playing and trying to stay out of trouble.My first introduction to smoking was with him,up on the hill behind Uncle Lenny's house.He made a pipe out of a chesnut with a dried straw stem,and we smoked dried leaves.When I went home for lunch,Mom had my favourite apple pie,and I was so sick I could not eat.That was my first and last smoke of leaves.Although he will be sadly missed by all,he is now reunited with the love of his life.So long cousin.
Our love to all.
Sonny & Adera

Ed Ensor,Yarmouth N.S.

March 11, 2021 8:21 AM

So sorry to hear of Georges passing,RIP old friend,you will be missed

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