George Matthew Klein
Sept. 9, 1970 – June 29, 2013
George Klein from Whitehorse, Yukon was taken from us suddenly in a noble tragedy on June 29, 2013, at Woods Lake, Okanagan, BC.
George was born September 9, 1970, to Hugo and Betty Klein of Edgewood, BC. He grew up as a country boy who learned to trap, fish and hunt at an early age. George’s love of the outdoors led him to work as a hunting guide in the Arrow Lakes and eventually took him northward. George married his high school sweetheart, Tracy Flintoft on June 21, 1997. They shared 24 wonderful years together and celebrated 16 years of marriage. George was an excellent hunting guide for many years and then began working for Northfork Taxidermy in Whitehorse in 2005, where he could be closer to his family. Winter or summer, they often went camping, hunting and fishing as George took pleasure in spending quality time with his family. He will be remembered as being an amazing dad totally dedicated and loyal to his wife, family and friends. George was our sunshine, the kind of friend, husband, father, son, brother, and uncle, most hope to be. We will all miss his great sense of humor and stories.
George is survived by his wife Tracy, sons Garrett (11), Austin (9), daughter Ruby June (4), mother Betty Klein, father and mother in-law Mike and Louanne Flintoft and siblings, Andy (Sylvia), Martin (Teresa), Pam (Phil), sister in-law Angie and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Hugo and niece Sarah.
A gathering will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 4pm in the park across from Flintoft’s residence in Edgewood, BC to celebrate George’s life. Please bring your own refreshments, snacks and chairs to share fond memories with family and friends.
For our Yukon family of friends, there will be a similar gathering on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 4:00pm at Tracy and George’s home on Couch Road.
In lieu of flowers we are hoping to fulfill George’s dream of continuing their hunting adventures. There is a joint account set up for the Klein family at Whitehorse Scotiabank.