In Celebration of

George Stewart Vineyard - S/Sgt. RCMP (Ret'd)

July 11, 1931 -  February 4, 2016

George Stewart Vineyard
July 11, 1931 to February 4, 2016

George was the beloved husband of Betty (Elizabeth) Vineyard and cherished father of Wendy (John Mason), Judy and Mitchell (Brigid Rivoire). He was the devoted Grampa of Jackson Strobel and Chelsea and Katrina Vineyard; also much loved by Janet Johnston-Vineyard, mother of Chelsea and Katrina.

George was the son of Albert Lanning Vineyard (d. 1965) and Jessie Mitchell (d. 1976). He grew up on the family farm near Arborfield, Saskatchewan. George had eight siblings: Fern, Jim, Allan, Donald, Lorne, Lionel, Merle and Garth. As they grew older the Vineyard clan spread from Ontario to B.C. In 1951 George left the farm and joined the RCMP. He served in Regina, Toronto, Sudbury, Manitoulin Island, Cornwall and Timmins. From July 1, 1963 to August 16, 1968, he was in charge of the RCMP detachment in Kirkland Lake. From there, with his growing family, George transferred to Ottawa. He completed his RCMP career in 1984, when he retired with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Family was most important to George, which was why he and the young Vineyard family made many memorable road trips across Canada to visit relatives.

Nature held a special place in George’s life. After years of family camping, one of his lasting joys was the Vineyard cottage that he built on Lac McFee, Quebec. There he shared his favourite pastimes with family and friends, soaking in the beauty of nature at its best. Lifetime memories were made during peaceful days on his pontoon boat, slowly motoring around the lake, and restful evenings sitting around the cottage campfire.

More recently, George faced the struggles of dealing with Lewy Body Dementia (a form of Parkinson’s). With the support of his loving family and friends, he spent his final months in the care of the wonderful staff on the 5th floor at The Glebe Centre, Ottawa.

George will be greatly missed by all who knew him and love him.


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Gail Pickwick (5th Floor, Nail Lady)

Entered February 7, 2016 from Ottawa

So sorry for you and the family but George is surely in a better place.


Blaine & Dolores Hendricks (Cousin)

Entered February 7, 2016 from Saskatchewan

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Blaine and I both thought so highly of him and we're sorry our visits were so few and far between. We did see him a few years ago when he and your mom flew into Saskatoon and then came to PA where we lived at the time. It was so nice to see both of them. Your dad was a very special man and we will cherish his memory in our hearts and prayers. Please pass on our condolences to your mom and Judy & Mitch. Love Dolores & Blaine

Laurie and Chris (Friends)

Entered February 8, 2016 from Ottawa

Mitch, we are very sorry to learn of your loss. We hope your happy memories bring you and your family comfort. Our condolences.

Chelsea Vineyard (Granddaughter)

Entered February 8, 2016 from Ottawa

Love you Grandpa!

Mardi Wareham (Friend of Wendy's)

Entered February 8, 2016 from Austin, Texas

Hi Wendy, Judy and Mitch,

Thinking of you and your father at this time, and remembering what a generous and charming man he was. Always enjoyed his sense of humor and wit.



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