Long-time Cache Creek Resident, George H. McAbee, passed away peacefully October l4th, 2013 at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC.
George was born March 10, 1935, as the only child of parents, George and Eleanor (Buster) McAbee, George lived most of his life in Cache Creek, where he was a businessman and had his family with his wife, Patricia.
George lived quite a life and he did it on his terms.
A few of George’s talents were truck driver, mechanic, businessman, cowboy, and miner. George enjoyed fly fishing on the Thompson River, hunting the Dairy Lake area, traveling with Jean in their Motorhome, planting, harvesting and sharing his large garden, doing the rodeo and even was a recreational pilot for a time.
The family remembers enjoying time with George taking river boat trips on the Thompson River, visits to the family cabin at Green Lake, water skiing on Kamloops Lake and trap shoots at Savona.
George will be missed by his wife Jean and her family, his children Steven (Linda) of Kamloops, Sandra (Daryl) of Carvel, Alberta, Vema (Dave) of Spruce Grove, Alberta, Carol of Kamloops.
Grandchildren Jason (Carla), Carrie, Ken (Lauren), Becky, Torrey, Heather (Paul), Trevor, Derek (Robyn), Shanda and George’s much adored Great-Grandchildren, Megan and Corbin as well as numerous cousins, his many friends and his dog Trixie.
George is predeceased by his parents, George Sr, Buster, and dear friend Lyle Harkness.
Thank you to the excellent staff at RIH. The staff on Six North, thank you for all you did. Dr. Hanson and Dr. Prasad, the family respected your guidance and care. To the Staff in the ICU, the family appreciated the professionalism and compassion shown by all.
Thank you to the staff at Thompson View Manor in Ashcroft for all your support. George enjoyed his time there.
The family would like to thank George’s Cache Creek neighbours who were so good to Buster and George and George and Jean. Christine, Judy, Rose and Gordon, you are all very special people.
No service by request. The family would be grateful, if in lieu of flowers, a donation be placed to a charity of your choice.
“I have had a good ride.” George McAbee, 2013