February 22, 1935 – November 8, 2019
On Friday November 8, 2019, George Houle, husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather passed away after a long illness at the age of 84 years. He lived in E. Sandwich, MA for most of his adult years. He was born in Hyannis on February 22,1935. Baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Ukrainian Church in Fall River May 13,1936. His parents, Henry Houle II and Anna (Hrenko) Houle, from Fall River, moved to Hyannis in 1931.
From a family of eight siblings he began work at an early age. Raising, slaughtering and selling chickens to help support the family. It taught him a lot about business, people and work ethic. He began his work career for Finest Supermarket and then as a prison guard. He also trained as a barber. He became a licensed field technician for the Cape Cod Gas Company (now National Grid) 32 years. He served as a board member, treasurer, and president of the company credit union over 17 years. He loved to relax by working his garden and tending his honeybees. He won the state championship in dairy cattle judging while attending Barnstable high school and then later in life, his love of working the earth produced many blue ribbons at the county fair. He was a member of the local Elk’s Lodge in Hyannis for many years and served as an officer of the lodge along with his father.
He is survived by his spouse Inge (Schmidling) Houle, his children Brenda Herbrig, George Brian Houle, Barbara Schauwecker, Barry Houle, Elona Cadman, Michelle Pederson and 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his siblings Richard Houle, Patricia VanBuren, Anna Houle, and Paula Houle. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry II and Anna Houle, his first wife Clarice Gail Pate (mother of four of his children), siblings Gerald Houle, Henry III, Barabara Sheehan, and son John Cadman.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NAMI at http://www.namicapecod.org/donate
Greeting, gathering and funeral service will be on Saturday, Nov 16, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home 154 Route 6A Sandwich, MA to be followed by a private burial.
- Henry Houle II, Father (deceased)
- Anna Houle, Mother (deceased)
- Inge Houle, Wife
- Brenda Herbrig, Daughter
- George Brian Houle, Son
- Barbara Schauwecker, Daughter
- Barry Houle, Son
- Elona Cadman, Daughter
- Michelle Pederson, Daughter
- Richard Houle, Brother
- Patricia VanBuren, Sister
- Anna Houle, Sister
- Paula Houle, Sister
- Clarice Gail Pate, Wife (deceased)
- Gerald Houle, Brother (deceased)
- Henry Houle III, Brother (deceased)
- Barabara Sheehan, Sister (deceased)
- John Cadman, Son (deceased)
- He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild as well as many nieces and nephews.
- Greeting, Gathering & Funeral Service Saturday, November 16, 2019
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November 15, 2019
Dear Inge,Paula,Anna...i am deeply saddened by
George's passing...l know it is a difficult time for all of you.....i share your saddness. I may have known him only for a couple of decades but they are filled with memories of his kindness,
Humour and generosity...especially at times
Like thanksgiving, christmas etc. Inga always gave me a seat at the table and i thank them
For making me feel welcome......i will miss him.
Prayers for his soul to rest in peace.
November 13, 2019
I loved my brother George, he was my life line here on earth.
Farewell brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather. I khow you will be planting and sowing the best garden beyond. Until we meet again, don't take any wooden nickles
November 12, 2019
We had such fun on our camping trips. It was always so much fun to tease George, and he took it in good nature. We will miss him.
Love George and Pat.
November 11, 2019
Growing up I always used to visit Grampa and help in the garden, so many fun adventures camping too. Grampa had a great sense of humour and loved to tease, he taught me how to stand up for myself and others. He also taught me to look deeper and not take things at face value. Grampa always had something to say and some sort of witty anecdote for every occasion. He definitely told some groaned too. I know he's keeping everyone in heaven on their toes with his antics and driving my other grandparents a bit batty.