ELSON, The Reverend George William - Went to his Heavenly Home to spend eternity with Jesus his Saviour, on April 18, 2017 at Brantford General Hospital.
George is survived by his wife and best friend Joan (nee Baxter); his daughters Ann and Gladys (John) of Cudworth, England, his brother Bob (Gayle). George is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.
Predeceased by his Sisters, Mary Calrow, Dorothy MacDonnell, Olive Adeney, Barb Hatt and Winnifred Todd and brothers, Jim, Art and Charles.
George was involved since birth with St. James Anglican Church. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 at the age of 17 and served with the Governor General Horse Guards and the Armoured Division in the Italian Campaign as a Non-commissioned Officer and Tank Commander. He answered a call to the Priesthood in the Anglican Church and took his Theological Training at Wycliffe Theological College in Toronto.
After ordination George served as Priest in Bancroft, Tyendinaga Indian Reserve, Brockville, Massena, New York and finally returning to St. James, Paris as an Honourary Assistant to the Priest and Chaplain of the Royal Canadian Legion in Paris.
Friends may call at Wm. Kipp funeral home, in Paris, on Friday April 21, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held at St. James Anglican Church (8 Burwell St. Paris), on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Interment St. James Anglican Cemetery. A Legion Service under the auspice Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 29 will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 6:00 PM.
Donation to St. James Anglican Church or the Legion Poppy Fund would be appreciated.