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George William Kemp

March 29, 1927 ~ July 23, 2019 (age 92)

 

In Loving Memory of
George W. 
Kemp

age 92
beloved husband of Yvonne 

Died
July 23, 2019
Prairie View Lodge
Pilot Mound, Manitoba

Funeral Service
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Rock Lake Pastoral Charge 
United Church 
Crystal City, Manitoba
2:00 p.m.

Lunch will be held at the Kin Centre 
in Pilot Mound following service. 

Private Interment~ Woodbay Cemetery 

 

In lieu of flowers and cards, donations in memory of George may be made to the 
Pilot Mound & District Foundation.

George passed away peacefully on July 23rd
at the Prairie View Lodge in Pilot Mound,
Manitoba at 92 years. He is survived by his
twin brother Ken Kemp, wife Yvonne Kemp
and 3 stepchildren Heather (Alan), Brian
(Margaret) and their son Sevdan, and Susan.
Predeceased by James Clyde – father, Mary
Abigail (Haines) – Mother, Arthur (Gwen)
– brother, Walter – brother, Mary (Mervin
Crane)- sister, Donald – infant brother.
He will be deeply missed by his nieces and
nephews Brian Crane (Joan), Don Crane
(Karen), Sharon Putz (Doug), Linda (Dave
Christianson), Ross Kemp (Wanda), Dale
Kemp (Janine). As well as many great nieces
and nephews, cousins, and friends in the
community.
George was born in the district of Wood
Bay and went to Gowancroft school about
2 1⁄2 miles south of the home farm. After
he graduated, he obtained an Agriculture
Diploma from University of Manitoba. He
returned home to work on the family farm

with Arthur and Ken in a joint mixed opera-
tion having cattle, pigs, chickens and dairy.

He eventually married in 1975 to Yvonne
Elsey and her 3 children Heather, Brian, and
Susan.

George was active in sports playing base-
ball with Wood Bay and Pilot Mound and

was also an avid curler over the years. Along

with curling, George spent many hours vol-
unteering and working on the rink commit-
tees. He was a member of the curling club

from the early 1940’s well into his senior
years.

Volunteering was a big part of who George
was and the community was very important
to him.
He served on many committees and boards

in his time. George was known for his musi-
cal abilities and had a love of music, going to

dances, singing with the Choristers and the
church choir. George and Ken spent many
years singing duets at weddings, funerals
and anniversaries.
In his later years, George suff ered failing
health and mobility issues. However, that
did not prevent him from attending every
single community event possible. Sheer
will and determination (and perhaps a bit
of stubbornness) kept him going but it was
the continued support of his family, friends
and this community that enabled him to
spend the last years of his life in a place he
truly loved. A big thank you to the Prairie
View Lodge staff who always provided care
above and beyond to make George’s last few
years enjoyable. Our sincere appreciation
and gratitude!
A memorial service was held on Wednesday,
July 31st at Rock Lake Pastoral Charge

United Church in Crystal City with an inter-
ment at Wood Bay Cemetery. Following the

church service, friends and family gathered
at the Kin Centre, Pilot Mound, Manitoba,
for refreshments and fellowship.
Wheatland Funeral Services was in charge
of the funeral arrangements.
If friends so desire, donations may be made
“In Memory of George Kemp” to the Pilot
Mound and District Foundation Inc. Box 235,
Pilot Mound, MB R0G 1P0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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