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George Elford
December 2, 1920 - March 16, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">ELFORD, George A.<br />December 2, 1920 - March 16, 2016<br /><br /><br />It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of George A. Elford at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Nettie in 2014, George leaves to mourn his sons Jim (Teresa) and Fred, and grandchildren Blake (Trish), Jennifer (Kris), Ryan, four great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Zachary, Brianne and Cody, sisters-in-law Jean Harvey and Olga Powell (Walter), as well as many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his parents Jim and Lillian Elford, sister Harriet Elford, brothers Fred and William, sisters-in-law Angela, Kay Gardner, brothers-in-law Nick (Ruby) Gregory, Walter (Karen) Gregory. <br /><br />George attended school at Balmoral and Crescent Heights. After achieving his Grade 12, he worked as a contractor with his dad. He was later employed with Canadian Liquid Air Co., and in 1942 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, stationed at Lachine, Macleod, Claresholm, and Trenton, ON. George was discharged on August 26, 1945. <br /><br />George and Nettie were married on August 14, 1945, at the exact time and date with which war with Japan was declared over. Upon returning to Calgary, George was employed with Taylor, Pearson and Carson Motor Car Supply store, the Alberta Government, and with the Commissionaires as a parking officer with the city police, handing out parking tickets. George was a happy-go-lucky man, always with a joke to tell and well-liked by all. During his retirement, George joined the White Hatters camping group, sang at Bow Cliff Seniors singalongs for many years, and played with the Bow Cliff Rhythm Katz Band, on harmonica and Bali chimes. <br /><br />A Celebration of George&rsquo;s life will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at LEYDEN&rsquo;S CHAPEL OF REMEMBRANCE (corner of 17th Avenue &amp; 2nd Street SW) at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to the family prior to the celebration.</div>