Old Comrade George Douglas Pye, CD

06 Feb 21

The family of George Douglas Pye wish to announce his passing on 6 Febuary 2021.

George was born and raised in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was 77 years old. He was the son of Pearl Foote and Lewis Pye. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Carol.

George attended Sydney Academy and joined the RCAF at the age of 18. He began his military career in the Military Police. He served as an airman at RCAF Stations LaMacaza, Sydney and Barrington. In 1970 he was posted to Lahr, Germany.  While in Lahr he re-mustered to the Signal Corps as a Rad Op. He was posted to Kingston for training, while there he did a six month stint in the Middle East as a Peacekeeper. After Kingston he was posted to CFB Gagetown NB, CFB Debert NS and finished his military career at CFB Mill Cove NS. Following his military service he worked as a Commissionaire until age 71.

He loved to fish and tied his own flies. He always had a garden and shared the harvest with family and friends. He was an avid reader. He passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family both present in the house or in contact by phone with those outside of the province. They include Jennifer Pye of Murray Siding, and her sons, Jacob and Sean; Joann Marks, Campbelleville, Ont and her children, Peter and Rachel; Geln Pye Charlottetown PEI and his children, Jessica and Jonathan and Kevin Pye, British Columbia, George is also survived by a sister and brother, Jean Slate of Enfield, and Earl Pye of Alberta.

There will be no visitations and a Graveside Service is planned for the spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com