June 2nd, 1941 – May 17th, 2022
It is with deep sadness for our own loss that we announce the passing of a dear husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, brother and friend to all, George (Harry) Freeman.
It is with joy in our hearts that we celebrate George’s peaceful passing on to be with our Heavenly Father. George is now with his beloved parents, Harry & Bonnie Freeman, brother Ron (Pung), sister Peggy, and brother Tommy, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who have gone before him.
George is survived by his wife Kathy, siblings Bob, Richard, Gary, Roddy, Betty, Gerry and Tannis, son Vince, (Jeannine) , daughter Francine (Mike), step-daughter Jacki (Aaron), Grandchildren Tyler (Alicia), Joshua (Alex), Jessica, Kyla, Keana, and Michael, Alexis and Nickolas great grandchildren Nevaeh, Willow, Mikayla and Rylee, as well as our large circle of family and friends.
We thank Dr. Demsas for his care and compassion, as well as the staff of Selkirk General Hospital. Special thanks to Archdeacon Godfrey Mawejji for his guidance, prayers, love and loss of sleep on our behalf.
Anyone who knew George will remember him to have been a tall, self-assured, gregarious story-teller. He had a love of old cars, which he turned into a back yard car collection/wrecking yard, and a weekend passion for racing at Brooklands Speedway. He had the courage to leave a good government job at the Queen’s Printer and follow his dream of becoming a professional photographer. He cashed out his pension as seed money, put on a cowboy hat and boots, and never looked back. He and his wife Kathy travelled western Canada with their Olde Tyme Photo Parlour business setting up at the Calgary Stampede, the PNE, and the Winnipeg Ex, the Saskatoon Fair, Klondike Days in Edmonton and numerous smaller fairs and shopping malls in-between.
To my beloved husband George, your “Little Baby” loves and misses you dearly.
Until we meet again, I shall remain yours truly, Kathy.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Clements Anglican Church, 1178 River Road, Selkirk, MB with Archdeacon Godfrey Mawejji officiating. Interment to follow in the St. Clements Cemetery.
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5 thoughts on “George (Harry) Freeman”
I’ve known George since we were teenagers growing up in Selkirk in the late 50’s & early 60’s & we both drove a variety of rusty “beaters” which we’d load up with a bunch of guys & girls & a 24 or two & look for a secluded spot to party !! Even then George always had a camera on him & he must have taken thousands of photos over the years…..I’d love to see some of them now !! George, you were one of a kind & we’re all going to miss you….Rest easy pal !!! Your friend Dixon Barrow.
My Prayers and Thoughts are with Kathy and the family at this time. So sorry to hear of your loss.
Safe travels my friend. You will always be remembered. Brian
Sincere condolences to Kathy and family on the loss of George. Doug and I have known George for many years. Rest In Peace.
Our sincere condolences to Kathy and family.