GEORGE ERNEST LAMPIER
George Ernest (SGT. Ret’d)
Passed away peacefully in the palliative care unit of the VG Hospital in Halifax on January 22, 2009 with his wife Joyce by his side.
Born in Halifax he was the son of George and Charlotte (Hitchin) Lampier. He served in Europe and Britain with the British and Canadian Army during the Second World War and was wounded at Dunkirk.
After the war he served in the Canadian Army in Canada, Germany and Cyprus.
He retired from the Army in 1967 and he and Joyce moved to Salt Spring Island in B.C. where he ran the Post Office in Fulford Harbour for many years. He was predeceased by his parents, his son Paul and nephew Roderick. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Joyce and sister Margaret (Peggy Mcleod) Johnston along with many extended family members. Special thanks to the staff of the palliative care unit at the VG for their compassionate care of George during his final weeks.
Cremation has taken place and a family graveside service will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.