George Sayliss Funeral Notice

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George Sayliss – May 1931 – September 2020 SAYLISS,

George Fenton: Peacefully at Lakefield Extendicare on Friday, September 25, 2020, in his 90th year.

George, beloved husband and best friend of 43 years to Margaret (nee Johnston). Loving stepfather of Billy Earle, and Heather Cantwell. Sadly missed by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Son of the late Matthew Sayliss and Elizabeth Rochford. George was a long time Fire Fighter in Toronto.

George Joined the TFD 02-12-1955 and retired on 22-07-1986 In his later years, he was known as “The Music Man” at Activity Haven Seniors Centre in Peterborough. George was an avid sportsman and a member of Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame. He played hockey for Team Canada in the 1950’s and was involved in the first hockey game between Russia and Team Canada.

In keeping with George’s wishes, cremation has taken place with burial in Highland Park Cemetery.

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Our Sincerest Condolences from all our Retiree Groups go out to the Family and Friends.