George Thorburn of Ripley passed away at Victoria Hospital in London on May 18, 2019, at the age of 72.
George was born in Montreal on Sept. 3, 1946, to the late Myrtle (Doig) and Norman Thorburn. He was the beloved husband of Elaine (McIntyre) for 31 years.
Missed by his children Jim of Ripley and Carol of Port Elgin.
Survived by his sister Linda Thorburn of Montreal; by his brothers-in-law John, Donald, Allan and Bruce McIntyre, all of Elgin County; and by his sister-in-law Dianne McIntyre of Ottawa. Also survived by his extended family in Montreal and Lachute, Quebec.
Predeceased by his parents and infant brother Nelson.
Visitation was held from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home in Ripley, where the funeral service was conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Ann Maycock was the celebrant.
Interment at Ripley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice were appreciated by the family. Condolences and memorial information available online at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.