Posted: August 31st, 2018


GEORGE FREDERICK BISSETT, beloved husband of the late Vivian (Russell) Bissett, passed away peacefully in Raymond, Alberta on August 27, 2018 at age 91. George was born to Aubrey and May (Burrows) Bissett. The second of four children and grew up in Lethbridge. He joined the Sea Cadets of Canada and later served as president of the Lethbridge branch of the Navy League of Canada. George was trained as an automotive electrician and attended what was later known as SAIT and served as student body president. George married the love of his life, Vivian Russell and they enjoyed nearly 69 years together until she passed away February 1, 2017. George operated “Bissett Electric” in Lethbridge and could fix anything. He later worked as an owner/operator in long haul trucking. His CB handle was “Silver Fox”, as he was known to many across North America. George was best known for his kindly patience, integrity and service to others. He was eager to help all he met and was friends with everyone. George served faithfully in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in various callings including Scout Leader, Bishop and in the Cardston Temple. George loved the gospel and loved to serve his fellowman. He fulfilled faithfully and with abiding love, his role as father and grandfather. His family meant everything to him and they knew it. George will be deeply missed by his two children, Robert (Mary) Bissett of Raymond and Cathy (John) Stansfield of Casa Grande, Arizona, as well as by 15 grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren. He will be missed by his two surviving sisters, Phyllis Slovak and Audrey Jean Kesler, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. The world has been diminished by the passing of this loving, gentle man. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE EAST STAKE CENTRE, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Interment in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, following a family luncheon.

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  1. Ina Hornaman (Murphy) says:

    My deepest condolences to all your family in the loss of a great and wonderful man. He was a dear cousin of mine. Love and hugs to you all.

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