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William Laidlaw

George Laidlaw

Sunday, October 28th, 1945 - Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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Obituary

W. GEORGE LAIDLAW
1945 - 2020

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of W. George Laidlaw, peacefully, though unexpected, at the age of 74, with his family by his side at the Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

George was the beloved husband of Alma (nee Moss) Laidlaw for nearly 50 years, loving father of Kelly (Jonathan Séguin), Ryan (Jessica Casey) and Michelle (Jerry Butler), and very proud grandfather of Oliver, Chloe, Myles and Sebastien. Predeceased by his parents Wallace and Mary (nee Young) Laidlaw, also survived by his brother, Richard (Patricia) Laidlaw and sister, Rosemary (Don) McCallen, brother-in-law, Russell Moss as well as his nephew, nieces and many cousins.

George was born and raised south of London, ON, on the family farm. After attending Ridgetown Agricultural College, George and Alma settled in Guelph where he had a long career of almost 40 years with Agriculture Canada.

Both before and after retirement, George and Alma were fortunate to be able to travel, making many wonderful memories together, as well as with family and friends. Many will know him from the baseball diamond in Guelph where he played and umpired slo-pitch for several years as well as from Scouts where he volunteered as a leader. George developed a love of curling at the Guelph Curling Club where he made many friends. His passion project was restoring an antique 1929 Essex.

George will always be remembered for being easy going, kind hearted and for his distinctive laugh. Always curious, he had a natural ability to strike up a conversation with anyone. He always made time for others and was willing to lend a hand wherever needed.. Never one to complain, George remains an example of perseverance, humility and courage. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

The family sends heartfelt thanks to the team at Guelph General Hospital and Hamilton General Hospital for their care and compassion.

Visitation will take place at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph, on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate George’s amazing life will be held in the chapel on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11 a.m.

As expressions of sympathy, please consider a donation in George’s name to the Mark Preece Family House in Hamilton, a place which allowed his family to be near him during this very difficult time, or to the charity of your choice. Cards will be available at the funeral home and condolences may be sent to www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Hart Chapel
    Address
    1099 Gordon St.
    Guelph, Ontario N1G 4X9
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Hart Chapel
    Address
    1099 Gordon St.
    Guelph, Ontario N1G 4X9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Hart Chapel
    Address
    1099 Gordon St.
    Guelph, Ontario N1G 4X9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Mr. John Rowe
  • Reception

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020
    Location
    Hart Fellowship Lounge
    Address
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario N1G 4X9
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Donations are being accepted for: Mark Preece Family House.

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Posted at 05:25pm
With deepest sympathy, Seguin family. Love Lucie, Donald and Eric.
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Posted at 11:07am
With deepest sympathy, Windsor Curling Alumni - Coach Fry, Nixon, BJ, Phil, Brendan, Steve, Adam, Gord, Travis.
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Posted at 10:10am
As a work colleague of his son Ryan and having never met George it seems like many of his wonderful traits mentioned have been passed along. My condolences to Ryan and his entire family at this difficult time.
Jan Mieras
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Posted at 05:54am
With heartfelt condolences,
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Quentin Martin

Posted at 10:53pm
We appreciate all the hours, over many years, that George spent walking our seed production fields as an inspector with Agriculture Canada. He brought humour and humanity to a regulatory role. Blessings to his family.
Quentin Martin
Cribit Seeds West Montrose
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