1921 to 2012

We regret the sudden passing of George Wilfred (Pat) Riley in the Boundary Hospital on June 1, 2012. Pat was born in Assinoboia, Sask., in 1921. At age 12 he moved to Grand Forks with his family. After completing school he moved to Rossland to work, and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. He loved flying and continued as a flight instructor after the war.

In 1943 he married Viola Margaret (Dolly) and he barbered in Rossland, B.C., for 37 years. He returned to Grand Forks to retire and his garden became his favourite place. He started many plants in his greenhouse to share with neighbours and supplied the grandchildren with many veggies.

Pat is survived by his wife Dolly, one son Robert (Wendy) Riley and one daughter Janice Brost. He has eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Grand Forks Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.

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