Sgt George Arthur Amm (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant George Arthur Amm (Ret'd) on 16 March 2016 in Chilliwack, BC after a long and valiant battle with cancer at the age of 85 years.
Born in 1931 in New Liskeard, ON, George left home at the young age of 17 to join the Army. His first steps started when he arrived at Camp Chilliwack in February 1949 to begin his Sapper training with the Royal Canadian Engineers at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering.
George was a Korean War veteran and later served with 1 Airborne Field Troop. Postings included such locations as Wainwright, AB, Whitehorse, YT Chilliwack, BC and Kingston, ON. George took his release from the Canadian Forces in 1965. After a brief stint at the Underwriters, he joined the Vancouver School Board in 1966 as a Contract Inspector and worked with them until his retirement in 1990.
George was a 50-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was a member of the Korea Veterans Association of Canada. He was a "Worshipful Master" of Trinity Lodge #98 in Vancouver in the late 1970's and more recently a member of Mt. Zion Lodge #120 in Chilliwack and the Gizeh Shrine of BC and the Yukon. He did a lot of volunteering… selling poppies for Remembrance Day…or selling tickets for the Shrine Club… or anything anyone else needed.
A Celebration of Life will be held in honour of George at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24 at the Royal Canadian Legion Vedder Golden Branch 280, 5661 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC. Donations in lieu of flowers are welcomed by the Shriners of BC and Yukon, Gizeh Shrine Centre, Burnaby, BC or Canadian Cancer Agency.