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PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 6:04 am 
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Some of you may have paddled with him or at least used one of his river guides. I am sure the WCA will post an announcement - but if you plan to attend the memorial service you should know as early as possible: it's in Huntsville this coming Sunday, June 3, at 2 pm at Sutherland Hall, 30 High St. Huntsville.

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PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 6:58 am 
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That is sad news Erhard, I'd only read his reports. I've learned from those who've been able to spend their lives canoeing and the material they've published. If there's any additional press releases and news about GD, I'd appreciate reading further... I'm running around too much away from water these days.

Thanks for posting this news.

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PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 7:26 am 
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Very sad news, I first met George when we served together on the Canoe Ontario board in the mid '80's.

In the beginning days of the Waterloo Wellington Canoe Club we had George do a slide presentation on one of his many trips (can't spell the name of the river so.....), it was very well received and long before Power Point presentations.

My condolences to Barb and his daughters.

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PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 8:02 am 
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I first had the opportunity to meet and paddle with George and Barbara at a gathering at Wolf Lake several years ago, back when we were first trying to raise awareness about the issues threatening the Old Growth in the area.

George offered support and encouragement and was a pleasure to trip with. He will be missed.


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PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 11:21 am 
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I'm very saddened by this news.
George was a great guy and a source of much info and inspiration to all of us.
My condolences to all his family and friends.

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PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 12:23 pm 
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A bit of a shock! It seems sudden... We first met George at the Barrie Canoe Club over 20 years ago, and I can still here his wonderful voice resonating across the water as we paddled.

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PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 3:27 pm 
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Sad news. I didn't really know him, but I did arrange for him to do a presentation at the Outing Club of E. York a few years ago and have passed this news along. I used his book for the lower Pet. Probably the clearest river or route guide that I've seen.

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His Petawawa guide is the one I've used and it is a great resource. I also really enjoyed the movie he made of the Petawawa.

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PostPosted: June 4th, 2012, 1:00 pm 
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My condolences to his family & friends.

http://www.muskokafunerals.com/pub/Geor ... ought.html

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PostPosted: June 8th, 2012, 11:54 am 
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Film maker, Route documenter, trip leader, etc. Canadian paddling has lost one of its leaders.
He scorned those who keep Route information to themselves. He was always willing to devote his private time to help fellow paddlers; we spent one evening at his home talking about the Mountain. And he loaned me his annotated topos for the Back, even gave me permission to post, as I did in my Back report, details like campsite locations, locations of rapids and how to run them, locations of portages and more that I've forgotten.
Much saddened, Allan

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PostPosted: July 23rd, 2012, 8:10 pm 
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How very sad. George was a truly wonderful person.


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