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.