GROSS, GeorgePosted: December 20th, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, GEORGE MATHEW GROSS, who passed with family at his side, on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the age of 84 years.
Affectionately known as Poppa, George is survived by his loving wife Jean; his daughter Terri, twin sons Tim (Kelley) and Tom (Sue) and daughter Patty (George); his grandchildren Scott (Carlie), Tysun, Jarid (Brittany), Challis, Eastyn, Ainsley (David), and Haley (Keegan); and great-grandchildren Brody, Kaycee, Avery, Ada and Oliver.
He is predeceased by his parents Elizabeth and Joseph; brothers Philip and Lawrence and sister Barbara (Shockey).
George was born February 8, 1933 and grew up in Grassy Lake, Alberta. He was an avid sportsman, who loved golfing, baseball and hockey. George met and married Jean Summerbell in Taber in 1956 and then moved to Lethbridge in 1961, where they raised their four children. He worked for the Provincial Government for 25 years and following his retirement, he worked at the Lethbridge Country Club, where he was highly valued and well liked. George’s true passion though was the time he spent with his grandchildren. He would spend hours playing baseball or teaching golf to the kids that he affectionately referred to as “dip sticks”.
George was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was on the Board of Directors at the Lethbridge Miner’s Library.
Please join the family for a Celebration of George’s Life in the LETHBRIDGE LODGE GRAND BALLROOM, 320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s name to a charity of one’s choice.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com