George Wright of Park Drive Villain Williamsburg died at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Oct. 20, 2003 following a brief illness. He was 94.
He is survived by wife Helen “Peggy” Wright (nee Colquhoun), whom he married on May 16, 1942 at Helen’s family residence in Colquhoun.
He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 17, 1909, to the late Marshall Blackman and Clementine (nee Sutton).
He was raised in Cambridge before immigrating to Canada in 1925. He began working on a farm near Iroquois which was owned by James Nash. While working on the farm, he met and married Nash’s granddaughter Helen.
After marrying, he and Helen moved to the farm in the settlement of Colquhoun and took up dairy farming. In 1995 they moved to the Park Drive Villa where they lived for eight years. He was a member of the Williamsburg United Church.
He will remembered by son Paul (Bonnie) of Chesterville. He is survived by siblings Phyllis Baldi of Venice, Florida; Ted (Ann) Blackman of Kingstown, Rhode Island; and Frances Manian of Waltham, Massachusetts.
Grandpa George will be fondly remembered by granddaughter Marla Bouvier, grandson Drew (Connie) Cameron, and great-grandchildren Nicole, Joshua and Jake. He was brother-in-law of Eleanor Colquhoun of Port Hope, Grace Colquhoun of Calgary, and Ruth (Irving) Cochrane of Mississauga. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Oct. 23. The funeral was held at the funeral home on Oct. 24, with Rev. Sandy Macpherson officiating. Interment was at MapleRidge Cemetery in Chesterville.
Pallbearers were Ken Blackman, Gordon Wells, John Colquhoun, Drew Cameron, Arnie Vilmansen and Mike Ouellette. Honorary pallbearers were Don Wells and Mark Hart.
Donations to the Williamsburg United Church or Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family.