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Courtice Funeral Chapel

1587 Highway #2, Courtice, ON

OBITUARY

George Andrew Thibideau

September 19, 1944May 21, 2020

“Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well.” Sir Henry Scott-Holland

With his family by his side, George entered final rest after a courageous eleven-year battle against cancer. Beloved husband of Adeline for 51 years. Loving father of Holly (Joe) Michael, Lee (Laura) and Erin. Proud grandfather of Sam, Ben, Dexter, Sullivan and Ellie. George was born and raised in Bathurst, New Brunswick. As a young man he left his home town and moved to Oshawa, Ontario, where he raised his family and embarked on a 35 year career with the Toronto Star in circulation sales. Upon retirement George enjoyed a number of pursuits, but was most proud to serve as Grand Knight (1999-2001) with the Knights of Columbus St. Joseph the Worker Council 9989 and was a fourth degree member of the Monsignor Bench Assembly (0878) in Oshawa. He enjoyed his bike and headed out most mornings for a 25 km ride. George and Adeline appreciated the opportunity to travel together, exploring new destinations near and far. But most of all, George enjoyed the simple pleasures of reading his newspaper, watching the Toronto Blue Jays or Toronto Maple Leafs from his recliner, long car drives, coffee at a nearby Tim’s, or sitting on the back yard swing, Adeline always by his side. Predeceased by his parents Lee and Leona and siblings Bernie, Danny, and Bonnie. George is survived by his sisters Sue and Paula, and brothers Bill (Patricia), Ray(Judi), and Don (Carol). Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will occur at a later date for family only. Online condolences may be made at www.courticefuneralchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish Building Fund in Oshawa, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Courtice Funeral Chapel, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484).

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LARRY DUPUIS

June 1, 2020

WIth GEORGE'S passing, every part of Durham region will be missing him for their own reasons but his family and Knights of Columbus will be hurting the most.He gave so much to the community through his involvement ,leadership and charities. We are all sad hearing of his passing. LARRY DUPUIS

Sandra Dallaire

May 28, 2020

Dear Holly,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear father. The special moments captured in the photos you shared are so precious! Keep these close to your heart.
Extending love and strength to you all,
Sandra

Chris & Diana Petre

May 27, 2020

George was the Knight that interviewed me for joining the Knights of Columbus. He will be missed by Diana and myself for his sense of humour and genuine personality. Our sincerest condolences to you Adeline and family. He will be greatly missed by all.

Holly Gati

May 27, 2020

Holly Gati

May 27, 2020

Holly Gati

May 27, 2020

Holly Gati

May 27, 2020

Holly Gati

May 27, 2020

Jacquie Rose

May 27, 2020

Dear Holly,
So very sorry to learn of your dads passing. Thinking of you and your family at this time, and sending virtual hugs your way.

Keri Ferguson

May 27, 2020

Dear Holly, Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father. Sending loving thoughts to you, Joe, the boys and your family.
Keri Ferguson

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