Loughlean – George Albert It is with deep sorrow we announce that George passed away on November 22nd, 2016 with his family at his side. George was born in Wingham, ON in 1930, and after establishing a successful contractor business, he and his wife Janet moved with their four young kids to Belmont to build a golf course. Belmont Golf Club began as a bean field, and with enormous dedication and effort, became the beautiful 18-hole course it is today. George touched the hearts and hands of so many people, always with a kind word and a hand-up for those fortunate enough to know him. His sister Joan often kidded him as being the golden-haired boy minus the gold. In his own humble way George was immensely proud of what he and Janet had built together; he loved to cut grass and kibitz with customers, but most of all he loved his family. Over the years, he would often say how blessed he was to have had such strong, capable children: Jane, Shelley, Nancy and John will miss him sorely. George was a courageous risk-taker, with the grace to always appreciate the element of good luck. His last few years brought with them all the challenges of cancer. Both he and Janet, his partner of 66 years, together fought back with determination, never shying from the hard effort of health. A private family service will be held at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas. A public celebration of George’s life will be announced in April 2017. George’s family sincerely thanks the London Hospitals for all they have done; in particular the clinicians at the Cancer Clinic of the Victoria Hospital, and the Neurosurgical and Intensive Care Units of University Hospital. Those wishing to make a donation to George’s memory are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation.