George Bryant

A photo of George Bryant

George Arnold Bryant, husband of the late Bea (LaFreniere) Bryant (2016) died on Monday December 26, 2022 at the age of 91 years.  He is survived by his son David Bryant (Marg Pietens).  He will be remembered fondly by his granddaughter Evelynn Bryant and was predeceased by his grandson Benjamin in 2020.  He was the lst surviving member of his family.

As with Bea, George made the selfless decision to support medical training and advancements through his bequeathal to the University of Western Ontario.

 

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Dear David and family I remember George at Camp Poundmaker solving problems and building things that were durable and attractive. George showed me how to install shingles on the roof of the lodge. He was patient and good with us kids after Hugh had his first heart attack, and brought you to Pigeon Lake where Hugh was hoping to retire. Hugh was fond of George and admired his practical skills. I remember visiting the house in Richmond Hill.. Bea used to chat in French with my mum Claire, who is still with us at 98. I’m sorry George and Bea are gone, and know their goodness lives in in you.

Deeds not words were George's contribution to the socialist movement. You could depend on him to come through. Whether it was a professionally mounted photo exhibit on Cuba -- in time for the newly minted Caribana celebrations, a three car garage at the YSF house, a new Vanguard Tour camper van, or the rebuilding of the new Queen St HQ -- George was always there -- a soft spoken giant. Pulling a thirty foot trailer, with his Beetle in third gear -- all the way from the Richmond Hill family home. For us middle class students George Bryant symbolized the steadfastness of the working class, and its ingenuity and endurance. Thank you George, your memory is very much alive!

It must be more than 40 years ago that I assisted George working on upgrading the stairs at 334 Queen St West in Toronto. I learned a bit about carpentry. And I recall his recollection of his time working midnight shift in the rail shops. In the summer he would leave work in the morning and go to a lake outside Toronto and settle down in a sleeping bag for his sleep.

David and Marg - I am so sorry to hear about George's passing. He was a great man! My thoughts are with you at this time.

I worked with George and Harry Paine in the summer of 72 building houses. A wonderful experience. George was famous for his instant coffee which consisted of equal parts of coffee, sugar and water! George was also a strong, revolutionary dedicated to the struggles of the Canadian working class!

George bought many knitted pairs of socks from me and I was lucky to heard his advice on making it a business... He was a great and gentle man. I am sure he will be greatly missed by all, myself included. May I be lucky enought to meet him on the next turn of the wheel.

My deepest sympathy to Dave and Evelynn. George was important to so many people. I loved him very much. He will be missed by all.

Dave, Marg and Evelynn We are sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle George. May your many memories comfort you. With heartfelt sympathy, The Bryant girls -Karen Jose, Pat Kean, Sandy Campbell, Linda Bryant and families

My deepest, most sincere condolences to Dave & Marg, Evelynn & Ag. Memories will live on. There weren't too many family gatherings that Bea & George didn't attend. Such a gentle giant. Love you guys

Grampa George was an amazing man and the bond he shared with you Ev will never be broken. My heart goes out to you, Uncle Dave, Aunt Ag, and Marg as you grieve this tremendous loss of such a wonderful man. I’m sure he and Gramma Bea shared the biggest hug, along with Ben. Sending you all our love. Florin, Nicole, Caitlin, Tristan & Sebi

My most sincere condolences to Ev, Dave, Marg and Ag. George was an easy man to love. He gave the best hugs, advice and was always there to listen or give a hand. He had the warmest smile. I always felt like family with him and Bea.

George and Bea, were amazing. I bought my first car from George, when he lived on #3 highway. Kind, understanding, and patient. My first big purchase as well....cash. Best car I ever owned. I learned a lot that day in his kitchen. 🕊🕊 May you rest in peace. Thoughts go to family members ... Sherry M Hope

Ev & Ag we are so sorry for your loss. He was spoke so highly of. Keep his memories close & always cherish them ❤️ Him & Ben & Bea are all together again 😇🙏

My sincere condolences to you Dave, and Marg on the passing of your beloved Father. George will surely be missed my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Dave, Marg and Evelyn, we are sorry to hear that George has passed away, our sincere condolences to you all, you have a lot of good memories. Steve and Loretta

George and Bea, were amazing. I bought my first car from George, when he lived on #3 highway. Kind, understanding, and patient. My first big purchase as well....cash. Best car I ever owned. I learned a lot that day in his kitchen. 🕊🕊 May you rest in peace. Thoughts go to family members ... Sherry M Hope

RIP George. Condolences to Dave, Ev, and Marg. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Anne Bryant and Mike Crombez

Ev and family, sending you our sincere condolences for the loss of your grandpa. We know how special he was to you. Hold your wonderful memories in your heart. Sending love and light. Kandace and family.

I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a comforting hope that your loved one will soon live again in a peaceful paradise on the earth where death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15)

Dave and Marg: my heart and prayers are with you now.