April 18,1941~April 17, 2016

George, husband, brother, father, uncle, grandpa, & great-Grandpa passed away

peacefully on April 17th at the age of 75. He was the 6th son of 9 children

born to John and Alma Cowger, in Bonanza, AB. He will be dearly missed

by his wife of 51 years Trudy, his daughters Wanda (Mark) Erickson, Shawna (Lee) Hartman, Whitney Birkett,

grandchildren Devan (Tamara), Jordan, Alex, Zachary, and Zoe and great grandsons Chase and Tucker. He is

survived by his brothers, Bill (Janet), Jim, and sister Shirley (Reg) Wheadon, sister-in-laws Donna Schafer, and Diane (Bill) Mikula. He was predeceased by four brothers, Bob, Don, Doug, and Dalbert, and his sister Marlene Aker. George worked various jobs until he

began his career at Westcoast Energy in 1961 on the pipeline in the Fort St. John area for 26 years before moving to Prince George, BC where he continued to

work until they moved to Winfield, BC. Then they started wintering in the south (Yuma) and continued to do so until the fall of 2014. George enjoyed sports, he curled for many years, and watched his children and his grandchildren play numerous sports. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at Winfield United Church at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit:

Arrangements in care of First Memorial

Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC. 250-762-2299

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