It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the peaceful passing of George William Crease in his 93rd year, on October 17th, 2022 in Bracebridge, ON.
George was born in Toronto on November 8, 1929, to Frederick and Dorothy Crease (Bassant). He is predeceased by his siblings Fred, Dorothy, June and Jack and survived by his sister Liz. Devoted husband of the late Betty Crease (Pike) and dear father of Rick Crease (Pat), Gary Crease (Debbie), the late Gail Ward (Brian) and the late Jack Crease. Beloved Grandfather of Elaine (Jean-Guy), Jenn (John), Emily, Chris (Tricia), Julie (Alex) and six Great Grandchildren: Ethan, Mackenzie, Gage, Reese, Lauren and Dylan.
After serving a distinguished 38-year career with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force, including a medal of bravery for an incident at Rochdale College involving a drug raid. He retired as a Staff Sergeant in 1988 and moved to Bracebridge with Betty. He loved his time there and was a very well-known figure in the city, even being referred to as the unofficial mayor on occasion.
George enjoyed his morning coffee with his fellow retirees at Tim Horton’s, hunting at Kelly’s hunt camp with friends in Trout Creek, golfing, swimming, gardening, and tending to his property. He was a social butterfly and had many deep longstanding friendships, most notably with Doris and Paul Latour and Ingrid Kuca. He was a decorated 33rd Degree Freemason, belonging to Scottish Rite and Georgina Lodge No. 343 in Toronto.
He loved spoiling his Grandchildren and ensuring his house was beautifully decorated inside and out, as the consummate host for family gatherings on all major holidays. George was there for anyone that needed a helping hand, and he always had a joke at the ready. He will be greatly missed by everyone who was blessed to have known him.
Funeral Services will take place at Reynolds Funeral Home in Bracebridge on Saturday October 29th. Visitation will start at 1pm followed by the service at 2pm. Friends and family are welcome. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Diabetes Society.
The Funeral Service can be watched via a livestream at https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=69449386-ab23-4a5d-b415-1e3ce81ea29b