1926 ~ COPEMAN ~ 2013

Posted: March 27th, 2013

Mr. Thomas “George” Copeman, beloved husband of Mrs. Yvonne Copeman of Medicine Hat, passed away on Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at the age of 86 years. George leaves to cherish his memory five children, Dennis (Wendy) Copeman, George Jr. (Judy) Copeman, Irene (Ken) Brimble, Marion Maser, and Jeffrey (Ida) Copeman; seven step-children, Al (Chris) Beck, Michel Beck, Monique (Louie) Frankow, Tony Beck, Pete Beck, Helene (Chris) Nicholson, and Gerald Beck; twenty-eight grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. George was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Lilian Copeman; two sons, Gerald and Robert; and two brothers, Alfred and Bill. George was born on December 1st, 1926 in Caerphilly and was enlisted with the Navy from 1942 to 1946. He worked in a coal mine in South Wales for 21 years before returning to Canada in 1967. George also worked in the hotel and restaurant business. For 35 years, he was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge and was a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He loved sports, especially hockey, and he also truly enjoyed camping, donating and volunteering at Golden Sheaf Park. George loved his family and was especially fond of his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by all. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. Interment will follow in the Field of Honor at Hillside Cemetery. The Officers and Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Robertson Memorial Branch #17, will conduct a Poppy Service for their departed comrade. Memorial gifts in George’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading George Copeman. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Dawn says:

    To the friends and family of George, please accept our most sincere condolences. May you find comfort in the everlasting love of the Almighty God who promises to bring an end to death and sorrow and pain(Revelation21:3-4).
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Colleen Armstronc says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of George Sr. I remember many laughs we had with you all and I know he will be missed by all you knew him. He was indeed Grampas George to all of us!

  3. Jessica Hack says:

    im so sorry to hear about your dad,im sure he is having a good time in heaven GBU and your family George

  4. Jessica Hack says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad,im sure he is having a great time in heaven thinking of all the fun times you shared with him…my thaughts and prayer are with you and your family…GBU

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