George Salvador Esquiro
September 7, 1925 ~ December 12, 2010
George Salvador Esquiro passed away on December 12, 2010 in Creston, BC at the age of 85 years.
George was born in Juneau, Alaska on September 7, 1925 and received his education at Lejak School.
George lived in Atlin, BC, Prince George, BC and eventually moved to Creston, BC in 1974. He worked as a junior foreman for the Department of Highway and retired in 1986, as a senior foremen, after 33 years of dedicated service.
George was separated from his brother and sister at the age of five and was finally reunited after his younger brother Pete searched for him and his sister Jean. George was taken to a boarding school in Atlin BC, while his brother was placed in Alaska and his younger sister was relocated to California. He enjoyed travelling to and from the Yukon and California throughout his life and spent many happy days camping, hunting and fishing. Family was at the heart of his all endeavors. Among the many things George taught his children were the value of hard work, integrity and the enjoyment of camping. George was also a member of Elks for many years.
George was predeceased by his brother Pete Esquiro; stepson John Edzerza; grandsons Ryan Gilmour and Cory Jack and great-granddaughter Dalilia Gilmour-Sparling.
George will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 43 years, Lillian; children Bernie (Norm) Taylor, George Esquiro Jr., Tom Jack, Jenny Jack, Mary Ann (Don) Richard, Ken (Felicity) Edzerza, Grace (Shane) Gilmour, Theresa (Jody) Montpellier and Cindy Esquiro.
A Memorial Service was held on December 17, 2010 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Creston at 2:00 pm. with Father Tom Kakkaniyil officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of George can be made to the Swan Valley Lodge Equipment Fund, Box 1880, Creston, BC V0B 1G0