George Douglas Symon

    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of George Douglas Symon at the St. Joseph Auxiliary Hospital in Edmonton AB on 6 November 2004 at the age of 84.

    George was born in Edmonton where he lived all his life.  He was a WW II veteran who served for five years with the 14th Field Company of the Royal Canadian Engineers. The 14th Field Company was mobilized in 1939 and trained in Canada until February 1941 when it embarked for England. George fought in the Italian Campaign from October 1943 until February 1944 when it joined the Allied advance through Belgium and The Netherlands.

    Upon demobilization, he went to work for the Alberta Department of Public Works where he worked his entire life until his retirement.

    Cremation will take place with a private graveside service at St. Anthony's Cemetery to be held at a later date.  Donations may be made to St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital, 10707-29 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6J 6W1. {gdMay2016kh}