BLADES, George Ernest April 19, 1926 – March 24, 2006 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of George Ernest Blades at the age of 79 years after a short battle with cancer. George was born near Camrose, AB on April 19, 1926. He lived and got married in that area until 1957 when he, wife Dorothy and their family moved to Saskatchewan with Sun Oil. He lived, worked and helped raise his family in Saskatchewan until 1975 when they moved to Calgary. George retired from Suncor in 1986 and then he and Dorothy moved to an acreage in Caroline, AB. They have lived in Rocky Mountain House since 1999. George will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Dorothy; his children and grandchildren: Dennis (Diane) and their children Darlene and Dustin, Gwen (Jim) and their daughter Beth, Garth (Sandra) and their sons Taylor and Zach, and Kevin (Trina). George is also survived by his 4 sisters; Bernice, Gladys (Lorne), Doris (Arnold) and Elaine (Doug); sister-in-law Margaret; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends from his work and community. George was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Jessie and his brother-in-laws Jim, Ken and Dick. A memorial celebration of life will be held Monday, April 3, 2006 at 10:30am from the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Rocky Mountain House. (5015 – 49th Street). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society 1301 8th Street S.W., Suite 200, Calgary, AB. T2R 1B7, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to: METCALF FUNERAL CHAPEL 4200-49th Avenue, Innisfail, AB Phone 227-3132

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