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George Croft

George Croft

Born In: Aquaforte, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: July 21st, 1935

Passed in: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Passed on: November 14th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of George Croft on Tuesday, November 14. He leaves behind his wife Margaret; children Cheryl (Malcolm) MacKinnon, Mona (Benny) Boland, Marlene, George (Linda Joyce), Judy (Derrick) Petrushko, Kenneth (Beth Nilsen), Bonita (James O'Connor), and Rodney (Anne Marie); his grandchildren Ian and Neil MacKinnon, Mark (Courtney) and Krista Boland, Andrea Chidley, Blake Petrushko, Stephen and Lee Croft, Grace and Callum O'Connor and Erin and Meghan Croft, and great-granddaughter Caelan MacKinnon; his sisters Jean (David) Payne, Eleanor (Sandy) Powell, Madonna (Mick) Dalton, and Esther (Richard) Barrett; sisters-in-law Patricia (Michael) Quirke, Clara (Stan) Wallace, and Lorraine (James) Dunne, and brother-in-law Jerome (Delores) Curran; and a large number of nieces and nephews, extended relatives and friends. George was predeceased by his parents George and Mary (Morris), his infant sister and brother Marion and Francis, his brothers-in-law David, Mick and Raymond, and sister-in-law Mary. George was born in Aquaforte, Newfoundland and lived there his entire life. He married Margaret (Curran) on April 4, 1959, and together they raised eight children in the house he built for them with his own hands, overlooking Aquaforte harbour. George was a kind, loving and supportive man with a great sense of humour and love of family. He was a man of great integrity, and had a generosity of spirit that was felt throughout the local community and well beyond. A strong athlete in his youth, George enjoyed teaching his children to swim, skate, play hockey and softball. He loved music, and was a talented, self-taught guitar player. A cowboy at heart, he loved nothing better than to spend an evening with friends and family playing guitar and singing country songs. He loved the outdoors, whether hunting moose and caribou or going "in the country" on skidoos. George also fell in love with cars at an early age, which led him to a lifetime of working in and owning auto repair and heavy equipment businesses. In his later years George also revealed himself to be a talented artist, and spent his retirement painting numerous beautiful landscapes depicting his favourite local scenes. These paintings will live on as an enduring memory of him. Visitation will be held at Fahey's Funeral Home in Fermeuse on Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17 from 2:00 to 9:00 pm, and a funeral mass will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Ferryland at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 18. Flowers are gratefully accepted, or in lieu of flowers donations may be made in George's honour to the NL Heart and Stroke Foundation.




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