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 Post subject: George Gill
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 7:41 pm 
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I am surprised hasn't been mentioned here that he passed away today. When I used to work downtown at the liquor store when we would accept bottle returns, he would be in quite often. He was a fixture of Ch'town for a very long time. RIP


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 Post subject: Re: George Gill
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 7:59 pm 
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I liked George. He had a good political mind. Hadn't seen him in years though.


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 Post subject: Re: George Gill
PostPosted: February 18th, 2012, 10:55 am 
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RIP ye ole cheeseburger.


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 Post subject: Re: George Gill
PostPosted: February 18th, 2012, 1:22 pm 
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Back in the late 70's i worked downtown on Queen at Carter and Company. George used to come in quite often to buy artist supplies. One day i asked him why he was buying all these supplies. He showed me some of the stuff he was doing and showed me a sketch of province house he did free hand. It was mind blowing the stuff this man could do.

RIP George...

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 Post subject: Re: George Gill
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There's a ton of comments over at The Guardian, and none of them negative. George was certainly well-loved. A little piece of Charlottetown died with him. RIP, George!


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 Post subject: Re: George Gill
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crowsbro2 wrote:
Back in the late 70's i worked downtown on Queen at Carter and Company. George used to come in quite often to buy artist supplies. One day i asked him why he was buying all these supplies. He showed me some of the stuff he was doing and showed me a sketch of province house he did free hand. It was mind blowing the stuff this man could do.

RIP George...

I wonder what happened to all his painting stuff?


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 Post subject: Re: George Gill
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What's up with the cheeseburger comments?


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 Post subject: Re: George Gill
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craiger wrote:
What's up with the cheeseburger comments?



That was one of George's standard greetings. "Hello, cheeseburger."


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 Post subject: Re: George Gill
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"...he loved his old laughing lady, don't she taste so sweet.
but his laughing lady's loving ain't the kind that he can keep."

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 Post subject: Re: George Gill
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Yes standard greetings. Had a few he would greet me with. "So hows it goin ye ole cheeseburger" or "hows things today ham sandwich"


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 Post subject: Re: George Gill
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I just read all the comments on The Guardian website and was moved by all the wonderful comments made about this man. He certainly touched many people during his life.

Here is the info regarding his funeral arrangements:

At his late residence on Friday, February 17, 2012 of George Gill of Charlottetown, age 69 years. Son of the late Walter and Mary Gill.

A graveside service will be held at Union Road Cemetery at a later date, to which all will be invited. Online condolences may be made at http://www.macleanfh.com

Arrangements entrusted to MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel

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 Post subject: Re: George Gill
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I remember when chuck and di came to town. University avenue was all roped off just at the area in front of the war monument. Everyone was standing there behind the ropes in anticipation of the royal visit when all of a sudden a rope is pulled aside and then there emerges george with his cart pushing it northwards along the avenue saying something like "look at all the fuss just to see me". :D

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 Post subject: Re: George Gill
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betamaxman wrote:
I remember when chuck and di came to town. University avenue was all roped off just at the area in front of the war monument. Everyone was standing there behind the ropes in anticipation of the royal visit when all of a sudden a rope is pulled aside and then there emerges george with his cart pushing it northwards along the avenue saying something like "look at all the fuss just to see me". :D


Absolutely priceless! :D

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