George Lloyd McWhirter
It is with great sadness that the family of George Lloyd McWhirter announces his passing on Feb. 14, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener. He was 88.
George was born March 16, 1932 to William and Grace McWhirter near Stalwart, Saskatchewan. He was the ninth of 13 children.
George is lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Bernice (Smith), his sons George and David and his grandson Jim, all of Waterloo. George will also be missed by his sister Evelyn (George) Kerr of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, his brother-in-law Norman George of Carlyle, Saskatchewan, as well as many nieces and nephews, all of whom he was very proud.
George was predeceased by his siblings Ellen (Bill) Hoffman, Edna (Duke) Laidlaw, Bill McWhirter, Elsie (Ralph) Olson, Jack (Kay) McWhirter, Isabel George, Pat (Charlie) Shaw, Andrew McWhirter, Mabel (Archie) Willis, Elvin McWhirter and Robert McWhirter.
George was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and spent time on the DEW Line, as a radar technician, in his earlier years. When his family was younger, most summer weekends were spent camping at Inverhuron with relatives. He was a founding member of the KW Khaki Club, where he had many friends. George’s favourite pastimes were sports. He loved to golf and pitch horseshoes in the summer, and participated in bowling and curling in the winter.
There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time.
Condolences for the family and memorial donations to your favourite charity or to St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation may be arranged by contacting the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or by calling 519-745-8445.