Well-known North Bay auto dealer George Stockfish passed away on Jan. 22 at the North Bay Regional Health Centre.
"George began his working career at the Oakville Trafalgar Police Department," says his obituary. "He was a well-respected constable and was very proud of his time as a police officer.
See the full obituary here.
"In the mid-1960s he changed direction and entered into the automotive business at Kennedy Ford in Oakville. Late in 1976, he moved his family to North Bay, opening his first automotive dealership, George Stockfish Ford Sales.
"Cherished by his wife Lynne for 61 years, they were lucky to have hiked, biked and explored many places together. George enjoyed Lynne’s cooking, family get-togethers, the Blue Jays, the Leafs, and golfing.
"George was a very hard-working, incredibly generous and humble man. He cared deeply for the city of North Bay and was passionate about giving back to the community. He was a longtime member of the Widdifield Lions Club, former president of the North Bay YMCA, and volunteered at numerous local organizations."
Visitations will take place at Martyn Funeral Home, North Bay on Wednesday, February 1 from 1 to 3 pm and 7 to 9.