George R. Stephenson, 1916-2003
A McLennan man instrumental in establishing the Northern Woods and Water Route across Western Canada has died in his hometown of McLennan.
George R. Stephenson passed away June 19 at the age of 86 years.
George was born on July 7, 1916 in Drake, Sask. and arrived in McLennan in 1935. He was a long-time railroad conductor, retiring in 1976.
Active in the community and region, he was co-founder of the Winagami Beach Association, was instrumental in establishing the Northern Woods and Water Route, and served on the McLennan chamber of commerce, McLennan town council and Land of the Mighty Peace Tourist Association.
George is survived by: his wife Laura, sister Peggy Holmes of Picture Butte, Alta., stepdaughters Marilyn Arklie (Bob) of Edmonton and Carol Koroluk (Joe) of Edmonton.
He was predeceased by: his daughter Jean, son Gordon, four sisters and two brothers.
The funeral for George was held June 28 in McLennan at the McLennan Legion with Rev. Sharon McRann officiating. D.J. Hicks was the organist and John O'Mahony the soloist. Honourary pallbearers were his golfing friends.
Interment followed at the McLennan cemetery.
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