OBITUARY

George John Aprile

August 24, 1942January 1, 2021

It was not the start to the New Year that his large extended family was hoping for. George Aprile died January 1st 2021 with his beloved and long-time partner Rosalind by his side at Scarborough General Hospital . It was a blessing that the hospital allowed a loved one with him in this time of Covid‎. Like so many people during the pandemic,many family members couldn't visit him for months during his illness with cancer. George touched many lives during his well-lived life of 78 years especially his three grandchildren Andrew Matthew and Michael, step son Dwayne and ‎step daughter Deborah and her two children Matthew and Morgan. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, sisters and brothers. Bill (Betty) Frank (Heidi) Carole, Donna (Nik) Nina(David) Michael (Colleen) Joan, Tricia (John). It was a year ago that his older sister Gail passed away from cancer. The disease also claimed his mother Pauline, father Michael and sister Barbara. George was a master electrician who also m‎astered any job he put his hands on. And he passed on his skills to those willing to listen learn and work hard. He was a born raconteur who loved to spin tales of travel and family misadventures with great hilarity. He held court every Wednesday at his home office‎ with his work crew buddies. George was a very popular guy with a big heart who was always the first to extend a helping hand to his neighbours, friends and family. Like George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life, a man who has friends is a rich man indeed. That was Our George. Donations in memory of George may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Pam Dyson

January 15, 2021

We’re so sorry for your loss Rosalind. George was a super guy, always willing to help out the elder family members. His infectious laughter will always be in our memory. Please take care Rosalind. Love Pam and Steve

Leona Foster

January 12, 2021

Dearest George:
We were graced to have you as a wonderful addition to our extended family.
Your generous and caring presence resonated with us all.
You made every family gathering warm and you effortlessly filled the room with merriment.
You led an adventurous, interesting, and fulfilling life.
Your infectious laughter and radiant smile continue to illuminate your spirit.
You may have left this earth, yet you will always be in our memories and hearts.
Love Always,
Leona Foster, Lisa Boyer, Kristofer Boyer, Connie Boyer, James Coucill

Gayle Idenouye

January 8, 2021

George you will be greatly missed by Pat, Bryan and I because you were truly a friend and great neighbour. George there was never a time that you did not come over and fix the pool to make life easier to operate. The memories of our Progressive Dinners will always be one of many fond memories we shared with you. You are no longer in pain and you are with your buddies, so have a toast with Crown Royal. My sincere condolences to Rosalind and the family.

Mark Lawrence

January 8, 2021

I will cherish this!

Mark Lawrence

January 8, 2021

There isn’t enough space to put into words to describe what you did for us and what you meant to us. You were an incredible man that we were honoured to call our friend. I’ll miss our chats. Till we meet again Georgie. Rest in paradise
P.S. yes our goalie sucks!

Mark and Erin

Sandra Walker

January 7, 2021

I send my deepest sympathy to the Aprile family. George’s laughter remains a wonderful memory for everyone he met.

Alma (Gosse) and Richard Kelly

January 7, 2021

Rosalind and family: We were so sorry to learn of your loved one's passing and want to express our heartfelt condolences to all of you. We hope you will find comfort as you share your memories of George with family and friends, as well as all those others who were blessed to have known such a remarkable person. May his light shine on in your hearts forever!

Cousin Alma (Uncle Harold's daughter)

Jeanette and Jill (Martland)

January 6, 2021

Our sincere condolences to our niece Deborah, the entire Aprile family and all the lives that George has touched throughout the years. We remember George at the farm in Cannington back in the 70's when he was married to our sister Jackie who is now deceased. Those were the wilder days when pig roasts, the swimming hole and Sangria seemed endless! Many of George's friend and relatives will also remember those days. George was always the life of the party with his humour, stories and infectious laugh! Must add too that he was a charmer with a huge heart! George loved our niece Deborah with that huge heart right up to his final hours. The love Deborah has for him will never die, forever living in her memories. Even though it has been a long time since George has been in our lives we will also and always have wonderful memories of him to hold in our hearts.

Sean Heiligers

January 6, 2021

I am very sorry to hear about George. I have only good memories of him. I remember him coming over to our homes on both Memory Lane and Silverthorne. I remember the Bloomington Christmas' and how fun it was to be around the big family. I remember telling him as I child that he bought the best presents. I also remember going up to the farm many times and having fun exploring and being around the animals. I remember the pig roast we had way back in the 70's. I also remember being bit by his dog up at the farm once; right in the stomach. He had killed a piglet and did not like that I was watching him so he bit me... a German Sheppard. I still love dogs though.
My condolences to Roz and the whole family, including all of the people whose life George touched.
Sean

Perry Ryan

January 6, 2021

To my dear friend George!
It is with great sadness that I try to put into words what you meant to me.
You were a legend and mentor for me and many others also.
I considered you one of my brothers, someone I could ask for help or advice, you were there for me and everyone else.
A very special person, one that will live on in my thoughts and memories. that smile and laugh!
I love you pal!
Thank You George. RIP

FROM THE FAMILY