In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
GRIGG, George Walton - of the Moose Jaw district passed away suddenly at the family farm on December 14, 2004 where he was born 79 years ago. He was educated in Moose Jaw and then joined the Navy in WW II. He served on the frigate, HMCS THETFORD MINES based out of Londonderry, Ireland, which took him to Gibraltar, the Shetland Islands and Bermuda. His favourite assignment was to be in charge of the captain's motorboat, which he claimed to be the best job in the navy! He returned home, to carry on the family farm that enabled him to pursue his lifelong interest in designing and building machinery. One of his inventions of interest to the community was operating two combines with one tractor. In addition to his love of farming, George was an aircraft engineer qualified to maintain both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. This passion for aircraft took him far afield to the N.W.T. and Northern Saskatchewan. With his Piper Supercub, he provided crop-spraying services in the community. Some of his leisure time with his family included downhill and cross-country skiing, boating, hiking and Sunday church and picnics. He learned to enjoy leisure time, traveling to Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii in the winter. Later in life, George appreciated the slower pace of country living and loved reading and learning about history. Predeceased by his parents, Gilbert and Nellie Grigg, and first wife, Karol Sisson, he is survived by his wife, Margaret; his children, Karlee (Grant), Jeff (June), Robyn (Al), and Cheryl: and his stepdaughter, Sherry (Allan). He has 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Following cremation, a private family memorial service will be held, conducted by Reverend Bill Thompson. Royal Canadian Legion rites will be conducted by Stan Skrill. In living memory of George, a tree will be planted in Wakamow Valley by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home. Donations on behalf of George can be made to the Humane Society, or the Salvation Army.
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