George Gerhard Tews

January 12, 1936 - December 26, 2021


Obituary For George Gerhard Tews

George Gerhard Tews, a long-time resident of Beaverlodge, AB, passed away suddenly at home, surrounded by his loving family, just as he wished, on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at 85 years.

George was born in Glentworth, SK, on January 12, 1936. He moved to Beaverlodge, at 6 years of age with his family, and made it his home. He met the love of his life, Tanyss Ray and they were married on November 21, 1966. They raised their family in Beaverlodge, and together owned Beaver General Store and Sporting Goods, until their retirement in 1997.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed many things including: hunting, fishing, river boating, dune buggying, wood working, and watching many hockey games. He loved his time with family and friends, and he instilled these pastimes in us all.

He is survived by his wife Tanyss; children: Tracy (Rick) Willey, Troy (Veronica) Tews, and Todd (Nicki) Tews; grandchildren: Alex, Emery, and Tommy Willey, Ty (Katie), Tory, and Tayah Tews, Brooklyn and Dayne Tews; brothers in-law: Griff, Larry, and Ronald (Doreen) Ray; sister in-law Alexis Grimson; as well as nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Wanda Tews; stepmother Emelia; siblings: Lydia (Bill) Schultz, Albert Tews, Rita (Ralph) Mickelson, and Wanda (Hank) Wieler; father in-law Alex Ray; mother in-law Thelma Ray; as well as brother in-law Ray Grimson.

A private service for his immediate family will be held as per his wishes.

“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” -Maya Angelou

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  • 01/04/2022

    Tracy and family, please know how sorry we are for your loss of George. Husband, father, brother, grandpa, friend. Seems like he was much loved by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with you all.

  • 01/02/2022

    I am so sorry to hear of Georges passing. It must have been such a shock to you all. As time passes the great ones are leaving us .. cherish each other and look forward to meeting again .. I know Mom is on the other side comfortable in George's company. Hugs to you all.

  • 01/01/2022

    To George's family, our heartfelt sympathies. How lucky we in Beaverlodge we're to have him part of our community. Barry and Myrna Sideroff

  • 12/31/2021

    We are so sorry for your loss...may a flood of great memories help to sustain you all at this time.....a great guy....a great family.....and a life very well lived....loads of love and prayers.....Mac and Ruth

  • 12/31/2021

    Tanyss, Tracy, Troy & Todd: I was extremely saddened to hear of George's passing. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to at this most difficult time. George was a soft spoken, kind & giving soul. He was an extraordinary human being and will be missed. Take care & God bless. xo

  • 12/31/2021

    Our deepest sympathy! George was a wonderful gentleman!! He always had a smile!!! He will be missed Merlin & Rosalie Jenner

  • 12/31/2021

    George was one of the good ones. He will be missed. Hugs to you all.

  • 12/30/2021

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family.Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.May your strong and united family help you through this tough time. "Those we love don't go away,they walk beside us everyday.... Unseen,unheard,but always near,still loved still missed,and very dear.

  • 12/30/2021

    We have such good memories of George, a beautiful man inside and out. We spent many good times with the family as felt welcome. Home away from home! George and Tanyss were the hostess with the mostess.we will miss your smiling face George and your wonderful sense of humour. Rest In Peace George love a d your beautiful family! Love Hazel and Otto A

  • 12/30/2021

    Tanyss, Tracy, Troy & Todd: I am so very sorry to hear of George's passing. My deepest sympathy, thoughts & prayers are with you & the entire family. George was one in a million & will be missed. Take care and God Bless.

  • 12/30/2021

    I am so sorry for the loss of George. I have many fond memories of him dune buggying and at his store. His loss will surely be felt throughout the community he enriched for so many years. Linda Whelan (nee: Gass)

  • 12/30/2021

    Dale, Lindsay and Laurie Rycroft would like to send our sincere condolences for your loss.

  • 12/30/2021

    Our condolences to all of George's family. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. His wonderful smile , come on in and have a coffee or drink., The stories and laughter. His love for his family came out in nearly every story. Hunting, fishing , camping, around the campfire. Cherish the memories they are yours forever.❤️

  • 12/30/2021

    So sorry to hear of George's passing Tanyass and family. May your many experiences, travels and memories be always close to your heart and help you through the times ahead. Thinking of you Tanyass. Linda Finlayson

  • 12/30/2021

    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. No words can describe George other than kind and loving. George was a pillar of the community and will be remembered by my family for his heartfelt encouragement to all the boys who played hockey with his sons. Hugs to you all. Darlene (Death) Commet

  • 12/30/2021

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family Barb Takala and family

  • 12/30/2021

    Many amazing childhood memories in the Tews household !! Thanks Tanyss and George for many delicious meals and sharing all the comforts of your home!!💕

  • 12/30/2021

    Dear Tanyss and the whole family That's a wonderful picture of a wonderful man. He had the most michevious smile and was one of the icons on Main Street Beaverlodge. As Winnie the Pooh said "how lucky are we to have loved someone that makes saying goodbye so hard" ❤️😡

  • 12/30/2021

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the family. Harley & Cathie (Rollins) Jones

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