Vernon Funeral Home

3007 28Th Street, Vernon, BC


Brian Llewellyn George

29 July , 194821 June , 2019

Ret. Capt. Brian George was born July 29, 1948 and passed away June 21, 2019 at the age of 70 years. After living in various places throughout his childhood, he settled in Fort St. John, BC, where he became a “Live-In Firefighter” and began training to become an active Firefighter and Paramedic. He retired in 2000 after 26 years of service with the rank of Captain.

His hobbies included: travelling, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, baseball, curling, golf, and his lifelong love of hockey. Playing as a child led to a passion that he carried throughout his adult life, participating in adult and firefighter leagues and coaching children.

He was actively involved in the Firefighter’s Union after retirement, also lending his experience to help coordinate firefighting efforts on wildfires in the Okanagan. He was well respected by his colleagues and Union members for his dedication to saving lives. In recent years, he continued to enjoy all of his hobbies, but his greatest joy came from travelling with his wife Susan and visits with his Grandchildren, Rylan and Sebastian. Brian was predeceased by his father, Robert George, and recently predeceased by his mother, Cleda George. He is survived by his wife, Susan La Rocque; his daughter, Shannon George; and grandsons Rylan Holmen and Sebastian Holmen.

He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Brian’s Celebration of Life will be held at The Royal Canadian legion – Peachland Branch on July 27, 2019 at 11:00 am, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506-27 Ave, Vernon, BC, V1T 1S4), or The Fort St. John Firefighter’s Charitable Society (9312-93 Ave, Fort St. John, BC, V1J 6T4).

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.VernonFuneralHome.com for the George family.


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Frances Tole

2 July 2019

Shannon, It was a shock to learn of your father's passing. He was a teenager when we first met him. He was a fine young man. He had a real nice personality and a very successful career. He will be missed. Frances and John Tole

Diana Tole-Schledt

28 June 2019

I am honored and blessed to have known your dad. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him. I know that what you are going through right now is very difficult, just know that I am here for you. Hugs and Kisses my Bebe Girl, Diana xoxoxo

Wanda LaRose

28 June 2019

We were so sad to hear of cousin Brian’s passing. When he retired and was looking for something to do, he helped us to build 2 of our homes for nothing more than a thank you and lunches ❤️ We invested in real estate with him another time and are sure that it is because of him that we are in the position we are today. Thank you, Brian..Rest in peace .. we will never forget you...❤️