George Edward Noseda passed away June 6, 2012 in the Nanaimo hospital at the age of 74, with his loving wife Marlene, and son and daughter at his side. George and Marlene were married 49 years, and George leaves behind his daughter Dunia (Duane) and his son Kevin (Shelley) and grandchildren Candis, Kalindy, Libby, Mataya and Hannah and two great-grandsons Kansas and Calum. He also leaves behind his brothers Pete and Francis (Sally), his sister Kath (Graham), and nieces, nephew and great nieces and nephews.
George loved his island home on Gabriola and his dog Jess and their many walks. George was a city-born Londoner who pursued his dreams and became a carpenter, cabinet maker, farmer, furniture maker, wood turner, craftsman, sailor, boat rebuilder and so much more. George was always working, creating, and building.
Many islanders will likely remember him from the Farmers’ Market as he was one of the four original people to start up the weekly market.
We will very much miss his sense of humour, our conversations full of laughter, and that little twinkle in his eye.
No service upon request as the family will hold a private reunion next summer to scatter the ashes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nanaimo SPCA.
The family would like to thank Dr. Thorn, Nurse Kellie, the staff at Nanaimo hospital, Gabriola Ambulance, Gabriola First Responders, and Simon and Hetty.
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