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Obituary - George Unger

George Unger

1930 - 2021

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Unger(2021)

George Unger was born on October 24, 1930, and passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021, in Medicine Hat. Though 91 is a significant age to attain, it was still too young for those of us who knew and loved him.

Growing up near McMahon, Saskatchewan in the 30’s, George had childhood stories of a frugal but happy time on the farm. He had a career in the Canadian Armed Forces where he worked as an electrician. Four of his years in the service were spent in Germany. Following his retirement from the military, George spent time working at the Western Development Museum and spent a short time driving a school bus. For many years after his retirement, George was a volunteer driver. He generously gave his time to caring for people. George truly demonstrated kindness that the world could use a lot more of.

George was part of a loving family. He was the husband to Shirley; dad to Doug and Colleen; step-father to Kevin and Sherri; grandpa to Jason, Andrea, Gillian, Evan, Levi, Autumn, Ebanie, Jade, Stephen, Amanda, Nicholas, Jordan and Jessica; and great-grandpa to Aubree, Jason, Luna, Lincoln, Piper, Olivia and Rayna. George was predeceased by his nine brothers and one sister.

George and Shirley moved to Medicine Hat in 2009. George had a great appreciation for nature and enjoyed walks taken in Strathcona and Police Point Park. He was always thankful for his health and often expressed how good his life was. His gentle spirit and joyful outlook will be missed by all.

A Celebration of George’s life will be held at a later date.


  1. Karen and Rob Thayer:
    Dec 09, 2021 at 05:07 PM

    Dearest Shirley and the rest of George’s clan. Our deepest condolences to you all. A kinder, gentler man you could not fine in this world then this man, George. He will be missed by so many. We have fond memories to treasure and keep in our hearts. ❤️

  2. Gary McDowell:
    Dec 11, 2021 at 10:35 AM

    Our deepest sympathies to the family,
    Knowing George through the church in Moose Jaw, SK for many year. Always a very quiet, caring man.
    May God give you peace as you mourn his passing.

  3. Taralee:
    Dec 13, 2021 at 03:30 PM

    Dear Collen, Myron and family Just a few lines to say I pray the Lord sends great comfort to you all during sad time.
    Hug to you all,

  4. Robin Schatz:
    Dec 18, 2021 at 01:28 AM

    Shirley (& family).....I am sorry to hear of George's passing! May you know the comfort & peace of Jesus in the days ahead. Thinking of you, with love & prayers, Robin Schatz

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