George Raymond Plante, 85, of Edson, Alberta passed away suddenly in the Edson Healthcare Centre on Friday, November 27, 2020.
He leaves to mourn: Mary his daughter; step-children Wayne (Leanne) Saulnier; Cary Hipkin; and Tammy (Lanny) Solem as well as step grandchildren Michelle (Warren Dauble) Saulnier-Dauble; Justine Saulnier; Duane Saulnier; Michael Hipkin; Dylan Hipkin; Rebecca Solem, and Raf Solem. Also remembered by his Uncle Tom Deroshiers; Siblings Edna (Dave) MacLean and children Keith (Daune) Warriner , Lilian Warriner, Elaine Wold, Lesley (Rick Resterer) Bauer; Marcel (Laura) Plante and children Kenneth Plante, Elizabeth Plante, and Angel Plante; Linda Gervais and children Jonathan (Shantelle) Gervais; Ivan Plante and daughter Melissa Plante; Darlene (Doug Hird) Plante and children Shane Jaxon, Shauna (Marty) Franczak, Glenda (Jamie Adir) Plante, Curtis Doucet, Daniella Plante, Kyle Hunt; niece Violet (Larry) Jones, niece Sherrie Lynn Plante, niece Sheila (John) Barnett, niece Kathy Ottie, niece Loretta Ottie, and numerous great nephews, great nieces, and cousins. Pre-deceased by wife Alida, and wife of over 50 years Shirley; parents Brazil and Ida; siblings Mildred Plante, Raymond Plante, Audrey and husband Henry Ottie, Vern and wife Rose Plante; niece Sandy and husband Johnny Moyan, nephew Trevor Gervais, nephew Nathan Gagnon, nephew Jason Plante, nephew Ken Plante, nephew Vance Plante, nephew Trevor Plante, niece Arlene Ottie, and nephew Joe Ottie.
George was born in Edson, Alberta and grew up in Malboro for the first half of his life. He soon found his passion for music, especially the fiddle, and his love for mechanics. He came to Edson after his daughter Mary was grown up. George loved spending time with his family and was a great husband, father, uncle, and brother. He so enjoyed playing his fiddle, guitar, and mandolin with his friends and family spontaneously. He played music at the Parkland Lodge for many years and enjoyed playing at jamborees with his friends. George loved people, had a great sense of humor, liked to help those in need, especially to fix their cars.
A memorial service was held at Foothills Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m for immediate family.
A celebration of life will be held hopefully in the summer of 2021 once COVID 19 conditions are lifted.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #144, 5241 Calgary Trail NW Edmonton, AB T6H 5G8, in memory of George Plante.
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Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation
144-5241 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton AB T6H 5G8