George Elm Sears


Died in Victoria, BC on May 6, 2015.

George was born at home on October 26, 1931 near Sackville, NB. He moved to Moose Jaw, SK in 1947 with his parents and siblings, and worked on the railroad before joining the Canadian Armed Forces.

He joined the Navy on March 27, 1951 and served in the Korean War. During his time in the navy, he served on the HMCS Ontario, Athabasca, Venture, New Glasgow, Oriole, St. Laurent, St. Crois, Qu’Apelle and Restigouche. George retired from the regular force in 1977, and move to Regina, SK where he took his commission and served with the Reserves until 1994. He ended his military career as Petty Officer 1st Class in the regular forces and as Captain in the reserves.

George was a proud, hard-working man who called “a spade a spade, not a shovel.” You always knew where you stood. He enjoyed playing hockey in his younger years, and was avid spectator of most sports until the very end. GO RIDERS!!

George is survived by his six loving daughters, Susan, Fran (Ivan), Sharon (Pat), Debbie (Ken), Terri (Gary) and Maureen (Roberto); 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. He also leaves his sister, Mary (Roy); sister-in-law, Joan; and numerous nieces and nephews, plus a large extended family in New Brunswick. He also leaves his step-children, Rob, Curtis and Nancy Amyotte, and their families.

George moved back to Victoria in 2011 to be close to his daughters. He lived very comfortably at the Alexander Mackie Lodge in Langford, BC where he kept the residents and staff on their toes!

He was predeceased by his parents, Sherman and Mabel; brother, Earl; sister, Blanche; and his long-time partner, Sharon Amyotte.

Our family is grateful for these past few years of having him close to us. We will miss you Dad. Sleep in peace knowing how much you were loved.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund.

Please join us for Dad`s celebration of life at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91 761 Station Avenue on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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  1. Robert & Valerie Cade

    Please accept our sincere sympathy for the loss of your father, grandfather and great-grandfather. I worked with George for many years with the Cadets in Regina. He was a great person to have around, and never hesitated to assist me if I needed help or advice while working with the Cadets. Bob enjoyed George’s company at many social functions and we both regarded George as a dear and close friend. Rest in peace George, you will be remembered here in Regina by all your friends.

    Valerie & Bob Cade

  2. Ron and Susan MacPhail

    Rest in Peace, George. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We knew George for many years through Cadets and the RUSI. George and Sharon were good friends of my Mom and Dad as well.

    Ron, Susan and Andrew MacPhail

  3. Tom and Sheryl O'Quinn

    Our condolences to you all on the George’s death. We knew George from the Cadets and I replaced him in supply when he retired. George was a very giving person who assisted one and all when required. I went on many a road trip with George and we enjoyed each other’s company immensely.
    He will be sadly missed but remembered by all who knew him in Regina.

  4. C. Keith Inches

    My sincere condolences to all of George’s family . George and Sharon were part of a progressive dinner group that Gladys and I were part of for a few years. George’s cooking was always a highlight.
    He was supportive of our Museum activities and a great asset in the Mess as an organizer and go to guy. His move to Victoria to be close to his family was Victoria’s gain but left a void here in Regina. He has and will be missed by all who knew him here.

  5. Our most sincere condolences, George was a great friend and work associate. Smooth sailing George. Hal & Alma Swain

  6. Lloyd and Darla Spicer

    Condolences to the Sears family on George’s passing. Remember when the whole family moved out here from New Brunswick. George’s Dad, Sherman worked for my Dad on our farm, we were friends of the whole family for many years. With deepest sympathy, Lloyd and Darla Spicer

  7. Lloyd and Darla Spicer

    Condolences to the Sears Family on George’s passing. I remember when the family moved out here from New Brunswick. George’s Dad, Sherman worked for my Dad, on our farm. We have remained friends with the family for many years. Always enjoyed visiting with George whenever we saw each other. Our deepest sympathy, Lloyd and Darla Spicer

  8. Rick and Karen Fesciuc

    Our deepest sympathies to the family. Karen and I knew George through Air Cadets in Saskatchewan. George touched many lives in his journey and helped many of the youth of Saskatchewan. Truly a life well lived. Rest easy George

  9. Les & Kathy Lye

    Rest in peace George and enjoy your reunion with Sharon!

    On behalf of Regina & Area Branch FSNA we send our sympathies to George’s family for their loss.

    Funny the things you think of when someone dies! I remember the dispute Sharon and George had with the City of Regina over a tree on their driveway.
    Les & Kathy Lye – Charles Keple – Andre Nogue – Bill Morse

  10. Henry and Sharon Bleile

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. I knew George as I worked with him at the Cadet Detachment in Regina for many years. He was a great guy. Rest in peace my friend.

  11. I just found out of George’s passing. George was one of the first people from Regina I met when I worked out of then CFB Moose Jaw doing inventory checks on his Cadet Corps around the province but I mostly got to know him when they were going to close down camp Kelvington and we lived together up there for a short period of time and then when I joined the Cadet Detachment myself. George loved the Cadets and you always knew where you stood with him. May you rest in peace George you’ve always been missed at the Cadet Detachment

  12. Christine (Jones)

    I met Mr Sears in 1969 when he was in Sydney Australia working with my uncle Chief Petty Officer Geoff Moore. I became pen pals with his daughter Terri for a while until during a move I lost the box of letters with her address. I remember Mr Sears having dinner at our place and telling us about Canada. I was awestruck at how passionately he spoke of Canada and his 6 beautiful daughters I have thought of him and Terri often over the years and was saddened when I stumbled upon this message with his passing. We lost Uncle Geoff in 1995 and Aunty Dawn last year. I will continue to think of them both fondly and remember the Magic Rocks I was sent as a gift . RIP Mr Sears.

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