1952 OLYMPIAN DR WEARRING PASSES AT AGE 85

 

LONDON – WEARRING, Dr. George Arthur - passed away peacefully at Chelsey Park Long Term Care on Sunday, March 3.

Beloved husband of Marilyn (Krueger) Wearring and loving father of Matthew (Kate), Colin (Diane), Andrew (Denise) and Joel (Elaine). Special grandpa to Bronwyn, Bevan and Scott. After a successful school career, including football and basketball, at both Central Secondary School and The University of Western Ontario, George was a member of the 1952 Canadian Olympic Basketball Team.

George enriched many lives through his teaching and coaching at Leaside High School in Toronto and the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, completing the last 27 years of his career as a professor of health at the University of Western Ontario. A gentle giant, George was a regular volunteer at Parkwood Palliative Care and The Sisters of St. Joseph's Hospitality Centre. He will be missed by family and friends. A special thank you to Sue W. and the staff of the 4th floor at Chelsey Park Long Term Care for their compassionate care and concern.

Friends will be received at JAMES A. HARRIS FUNERAL HOME, 220 St. James St. at Richmond London, on Wednesday, March 6 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. A memorial service will be conducted at New St. James Presbyterian Church, London on Thursday, March 7 at 11 am.

In memoriam donations can be made to New St. James Presbyterian Church or The Sisters of St. Joseph's Hospitality Centre, London.