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George Wilfred High

Born: Sun., Jun. 13, 1920
Died: Sat., Dec. 10, 2011


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Dec. 16, 2011


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George Wilfred High was born June 13, 1920 in Coronation to Norman and Mary High (nee Andrews). He went home to be with Jesus December 10, 2011.
He grew up on the family farm east of Coronation. Upon completing his schooling in Coronation he attended Normal School at the U of A, teaching briefly after that.
He then worked in Edmonton at Maple Leaf Packers until being needed in the WWII effort at the Vancouver Shipyards, constructing battle ships.  At war’s end George returned to operate the family farm until 1960 when he was hired as the Agricultural Fieldman for the County of Paintearth.  He and his wife Kay (nee Reagan) moved with their 3 children to Castor where George became a Boy Scout Leader.
After being widowed, George fell in love with Rose Hein (also widowed) and they joined forces in marriage in 1967, their “Centennial Project.”  Rose’s 5 children were thus added to George’s 3 and then along came Mary, number 9 – a real-life “Yours, Mine & Ours.”  Over the next few years they foster-parented 2 more boys.  George graciously adjusted from being raised as an only child, to fathering the busiest household in the County.
George and Rose enjoyed volunteering together in the Gideon Ministry for over 40 years.  His greatest pleasure was handing out Grade 5 New Testaments.  After “retiring” in 1990, his capable hands were kept busy with electrical, plumbing, carpentry and general maintenance.
George’s faith in Christ deepened over his life and his devotion to Rose and their family was absolute.
George is survived by his loyal partner Rose and all of his children: Ted High, Christine (Lennard) McFarland, Norman High, Vern (Peggy) Hein, Sam Kobley, Cindy (Ancil) Humphrey, Rick (Kathy) Couture, Dan (Patricia) Hein, Barb (Gary) Milner, Victoria (Wes) Goudy, and Mary (Perry) Holden; 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
George was predeceased by his mother, his father, his first wife, and one grandson Matthew.

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Carol Lenfesty (Viste)
   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
Mary: My condolences on the passing of your dad. Tim's mom passed away this fall also. I have thought about contacting you many times since junior high in Hanna but I didn't know how. Send an email if you wish.

Norm & Marian
   Posted Fri December 30, 2011
Our sincere sympathy to each of you on the passing of that special man, George!
You are in our tho't & prayers at this time. May God give you His peace, Rose, as you go on to tomorrow, taking each day at a time.
Hugs, from our family to you all, Norm & Marian

Bonny & Darrel Melvin
   Posted Sun January 01, 2012
Rose...we read of George's passing and will keep you & your family in our thoughts & prayers. Please feel free to email us. Bonny & Darrel

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