The family of George Asbridge are deeply saddened to announce his passing last week, in his own home, at the age of 94. Born in Cumberland County, England on May 12th 1925, he is the son of the late John and Amy (Jackson) Asbridge.
He is survived by his son Jon (Annick) Blizzard of Fredericton, his sisters Evelyn Isbill of Midland, and Betty Ewing of Bedford, NS, his long time friend and mother of his son, Debra Blizzard, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, George is predeceased by sisters Poppy Asbridge, Katherine Gregg, Mildred Totton and Edna Seguin; brothers William,John and Robert Asbridge.
At the age of 6, George made his way to Canada with his family in search of farm land. He was an integral part of the Midland community. George was an entrepreneur - he valued hard work and never hesitated to lend a helping hand. George deeply valued the relationship with his son and was an exemplary father. The last ten years of his life were spent spoiling a kitten he found in his garage. He named it Tinkerbell before finding out it was a male cat.
George was very much the strong and silent type in his later years and never one to talk about his accomplishments. The family would love to hear any stories of George.
George loved hanging out with his friends and "going out with the boys" - Doug Chappel, Larry Snyder and the late Lloyd Armstrong. He also deeply appreciated their partners Lorraine Chappel and Mary Naves’ friendship and support. He loved playing with their dogs - they brought him so much joy.
George’s kindness knew no boundaries. If you were one of his people, he would never let you do without. He will be dearly missed by those who knew him.
The family would like to thank the many people in Sussex area who were so good to him. While running errands with his son, the hairdressers at Mike’s Barber Shop, the staff at JJ’s Diner, and the bankers at the Bank of Nova Scotia all brightened up George’s day with their heart-warming kindness.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre, (839-2156) 18 Scovil Road, Norton, where visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Interment will follow the visitation in the Midland Cemetery. A small gathering will be happening at George’s house following the burial.
Donations in memory of George may be made to CARMA, the SPCA or to a memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated. Condolences to the family may be made through www.sherwoodsfuneralhome.com