It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of George William Heron, age 92, of Durham, who passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
Born in Tacoma, Washington, on May 21, 1927, George moved to Westville at the age of 2. He was a son of the late Alex and Margaret (Temby) Heron.
He was a member of St. Luke’s United Church, Salt Springs where he held several offices in the church as well was an active session member . George was active and supportive as well of the Durham Presbyterian Church. He was an active community worker, selling and delivering many various suppers. George was secretary of the Men’s Club in Durham and was a faithful member of the P.C. party. He also sang in the Stellarton Male Choir as well as the church choirs. He worked as a welder in Pictou Shipyard and he worked as a mechanic in Dartmouth, Mulgrave and Port Hawkesbury. Owning and operating his own canteen and garage in Durham, George also worked for the Dept. of Highways salting roads. Later he worked at the Trenton Car Works for several years and drove a school bus for many years . George was also a sales representative for Dominion Automobile Assoc. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge #11 Westville, the Encampment Lodge and the Crystal Fountain Rebekah Lodge. He was presented with many awards including the Governor General Award.
George will be dearly missed by his wife Reta; sons, Graham (Jane), Wendell and Arnot (Karen); grandchildren, Lisa Ogilvie (Teddy) and Rob Heron (Annette); great-grandchildren Kyra and Tyler; cousins, Donna Cock (Bobby), Keith Heron (Barbara); and several in the USA and well as many nieces and nephews.
For the safety of family and friends, there will be no public visitations or funeral service at this time.
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