In Celebration of
George Brent Ashworth
March 15, 1948 -
January 16, 2019
George Brent Ashworth, born March 15th 1948, passed away peacefully and surrounded by love on January 16th, 2019.
His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at Beechwood. Visitation at 10am, with the formal service to follow at 11am.
He will be forever missed by his wife of 47 years Marjorie (Dezeng) Ashworth, his two daughters Tanya Ashworth and Nyree (Ashworth) Costello, son in-law Jeffrey Costello, and his baby bro Neil Ashworth. He is also survived by his brother-in-law George “Jordie” Dezeng, sister-in-laws Ann Morrow, Gloria Barnett and Sharron Dezeng, as well nieces and nephews Stacey Ashworth, William Ashworth, Shannon Stritz, Shane Morrow, William Barnett, Brandi Smith, Cindy Bennett; and cousins Cheryl-Ann Cabana Drew, Marilyn Proulx and Derrick Drew and his kiwi cousins Dave Lockie and Barbara Campbell.
Born in Auckland New Zealand, his family settled in Montreal in 1951, then eventually to Ottawa in 1957 where Brent spent his childhood and teen years stirring up trouble with his brother from another mother, Lothar Broecker, before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force at age 20, which took him on adventures around the world - from volksmarching in Germany’s Black Forest and touring the streets of Austria, to weekend getaways in Paris and one missed exit that lead to a whirlwind visit to Amsterdam. In 1996, Brent retired after 26 years of military service, then continued to serve as a civilian until the age of 64.
In his retirement years, Brent was an active volunteer at The Ottawa Mission and Shepherds of Good Hope. When he wasn’t cruising the world with his wife Marjorie or hitting the links with his childhood partner in crime, he spent his days as a Marshal at the Pineview Golf Course.
He is predeceased by his parents George and Pamela Ashworth, brother Martin Ashworth, sister-in-law Shirley Ashworth; and brother-in-laws Everett Morrow and Alan “Barney” Barnett.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to The Ottawa Mission or the Ottawa’s Shepherds of Good Hope.