George Franklin Chase

    • RCE GVIR

    We regret to advise of the death of George Franklin Chase in Princeton BC on 25 May 2007 at the age of 100. 

    George was born in Chase BC, a direct descendant of the founder of the town for whom it was named.  He worked in the sawmill industry and later in the mining industry at Copper Mountain in Princeton.  He joined the Canadian Army and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers overseas during WWII.  After demobilization George returned to the employment of Copper Mountain until 1954 at which time he moved to New Westminster and later Burnaby working as a machinery salesman for Copco Canada until his retirement in 1971.  In 1991 George moved back to Princeton.  Frank remained sharp and could recite a lengthy Robert Service poem at his 100th birthday party.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 56 in Princeton on 2 June.  Donations may be made to the Princeton Child and Youth Committee Box 670, c/o Town of Princeton, Princeton BC, V0X 1W0. The donations will support Child and Youth recreation programs. {gdMar2016kh}