Bélanger, Georges
July 19, 2020

Mr. Georges Bélanger

1945-2020

It is with enormous heartbreak that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Georges on July 19, in Beaconsfield. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Susan, his children Nathalie (Michael), Marc (Heidi) and Anne (Paul), and his grandchildren Emily, Alyssa, James, Lily and Kate, as well as many other family members and friends.

A man of many talents, he found great joy in auto racing, his MGB, travel, construction projects, and fixing the unfixable. Georges cherished his family and his friends. His proudest achievements were marrying the woman of his dreams; passing on his gorgeous, smart, and funny genes to his children; and being promoted to the rank of adored Papa to his five grandchildren. Georges’ sense of humour and joie de vivre will be greatly missed. We would write more, but our Dad, in his frugality, would disapprove.

A celebration of life will take place at Voluntas (4695 boul. St-Jean, DDO (Qc) H9H 2A7) on Friday July 31, 2020 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Island Palliative Care Residence would be appreciated by family.

Arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (Voluntas.ca | (514) 695-7979).

Celebration of Life

Voluntas commémoration

4695, boul. St-Jean, DDO (QC) H9H 2A7

Friday, July 31, 2020 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

36 responses

  1. Rod & Allyson Hannaford

    July 23, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Some people, when you meet them, you just immediately know that they’re special. Our lucky moment happened on a cruise ship on the evening of September 28, 2011 just off the Mediterranean coast from Monte Carlo, when we were seated at the same table as Georges and Susan. Their warm and welcoming smiles were just the beginning of an incredibly fun 2 weeks. We celebrated cocktail hour every day, had lots of fun and laughs at all the subsequent dinners, and among all the daily shore excursions, we especially remember spending a full day with them visiting the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. We remember Georges as a very happy, relaxed man…very proud of his family, and always able to see the funny side of a situation. He will be missed very much, but you can never forget that smile and that welcoming personality.

    Susan and family, you have our love and condolences as you grieve Georges’ passing. I know that you have many, many fond memories and hope that they will give you strength over the coming weeks and months.

    All our love,
    Rod & Allyson Hannaford

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    • Susan Belanger

      July 23, 2020 at 3:58 pm

      You folks are the very best. I will never lose touch.

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  2. Renee Poirier

    July 23, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Je suis triste d’apprendre cette nouvelle. Je veux vous souhaiter à toi Susan et toute ta famille mes plus sincères condoléances. Georges et moi avons eu beaucoup de plaisir à discuter ensemble, ainsi que l’évolution du MGB. De beaux souvenirs. Courage à vous tous. xx

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    • Susan Belanger

      July 25, 2020 at 9:34 pm

      Oh Renee, merci beaucoup. Mes enfants sont autour de moi 24 hres/jour. Georges s’est toujours senti proche de vous. He thought the world of you. Amitié, Susan

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  3. Francine Lanctot

    July 24, 2020 at 6:57 am

    Veuillez accepter mes condoléances les plus sincères pour la perte d’un homme qui mordait dans la vie. À plusieurs reprises j’ai eu la chance de discuter avec Georges de sa passion, de son travail et surtout de sa famille. Je suis de tout cœur avec vous et je vous souhaite bon courage.

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  4. Viviane Beauchamp

    July 24, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Mes sympathies à vous tous et bon courage

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  5. Marie Rolland

    July 24, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Mes plus sincères condoléances à toi, Susan, et à tous les tiens. Je garde de précieux souvenirs de Georges, surtout de notre enfance à Kennebunk…

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  6. Alain Duhamel

    July 24, 2020 at 11:31 am

    À Susan et aux enfants, j’offre mes condoléances . Me reviennent en mémoire les joyeux rassemblements familiaux chez Oncle Pierre et Tante Lucille où Georges accueillait ses plus jeunes cousins avec un sourire et une joie communicative. Bon courage à vous tous.

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  7. Duncan Taylor

    July 24, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    A mighty fine fellow I was proud to call my friend. I wish I had known him longer, both historically and to the future, but cherish the time I had him in my life. A proud member of the Montreal MG Car Club, with a passion for his car along with like-minded folks around him. The club has lost one of its own, but will not be forgotten. We miss you already Georges!

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  8. Kathie Lindstrom

    July 24, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences. The mmgcc club will not be the same without you.

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  9. Colleen McDavid

    July 24, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    We didnt know George for long but found him to be a lovely man with a great wife and family.

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  10. philip Habib

    July 24, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Susan and family…RIP Georges. Philip & Diana

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  11. Ken and Claire

    July 24, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    We will miss is ready laugh, nobody can tell a joke like he could! We were blessed to have known him and we are looking forward to time with you to reminisce on the wonderful times we had all together. Love you.

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  12. Shirley Greenwood

    July 24, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    His wonderful, warm smile, his sense of humour, the love of x-word puzzles…..all a lasting impression for me. Rest easy Georges, rest easy. With you all in spirit.

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  13. Paul Corona

    July 24, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Georges will be sorely missed at the BDCC day curling, a great teller of jokes at out inter club lunches and much better at road directions than the GPS lady in my car !!!!

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  14. Dona Hart

    July 25, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Dear Susan, Nat, Marc and Anne,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your husband and father. While I did not know George well, I saw him often enough to know how important you all were to him. His love for you guided his footsteps and his smile lit the way. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

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  15. Kelley O'Rourke

    July 25, 2020 at 11:56 am

    I am very sorry & deeply saddened to hear of George’s passing. I met George curling at the Baie D’Urfé Curling Club a few years back. We had some great laughs & curling gaffs together. It was always a pleasure knowing we were on the same team and even on opposing teams! Rest in Peace George and my sincere condolences to all his family and friends. Sincerely, Kelley O’Rourke

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  16. John Hodge

    July 25, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    I was shocked and saddened when I heard that our dear friend Georges had passed away. I remember the days with the flagging group in Mt. Tremblant racing scene working with the “gang”. That was a long time ago but will forever remind me of his sense of passion for racing and his loyalty among his friends. I loved his sense of humour and quick wittiness. He was the best. Susan and family you have our deepest and sincerest condolences. Our prayers go out to you and your family. RIP Georges. Sincerely John and Lillian

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  17. Beverley greeley

    July 25, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Georges was my brother-in-law. We first met early 1984 at his home. I had begun dating his wife’s brother, Brian. What a family they were and still are. The witticism were flying all night long.

    Georges is unashamedly honest and full of fun. The net result is a long list of jaw-dropping, chest clutching, fall on the floor laughing one liners that are now classics. I won’t give examples here in deference to the faint of heart.

    George’s’ adoration of his wife, Susan, and his pride in her was plain for all to see. His love and devotion to his children and grandchildren was absolute. He had nicknames and little songs for all of them and some of us. Mine was Bevlate since my name is Beverley and I have a punctuality problem.

    I have never seen Georges in a bad or even neutral mood. He has always been a genial, comforting, humorous presence at all of our family gatherings.

    I will miss him severely.
    Bevlate.

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  18. Brenda and mark

    July 25, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    To our beautiful little family we mourn, laugh, and cry on George’s leaving us wonderful and happy memories of all our times together…..so happy I knew him

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  19. Pierre Lesage

    July 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Georges joined the Baie d’Urfé Curling Club five or six years ago and was a regular member of our morning league. We quickly discovered a very fine gentleman, the type any club appreciates to have: nice on the ice and off, gracious after a win but rejoicing with the opponents after a loss, and always in line to help whenever needed. After all Interclub matches, it is traditional to host a reception for the visiting team; we knew we could count on Georges to help with the meal, but also with the after-dinner jokes. He always had a new one, intelligent and “clean”, and delivered in his unimitable style, which allowed losers and winners to return home with a smile. After a few years, Georges had become quite good at the game: in 2019, his team (with Ron, Alex and Charles) won the A division final of the morning league, and in 2020, the B division final (with Pierre, Wayne and Talib). We will miss this fine gentleman and appreciate the sadness of his family uypon his sudden disappearance.

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  20. Francine and Stephen Ashton

    July 26, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Dear Susan and family,
    We are deeply sadenned by the sudden loss of our dear friend Georges.
    As next door neighbours, we met often for cocktails, laughing at Georges’ never ending repertoire of unique jokes. We enjoyed hearing Georges express how proud he was of his children and grand children whom he loved so dearly.
    Que tous les beaux souvenirs attendrissent vos coeurs et vous aident à passer les moments difficiles, vous qui étiez ses héros.
    Francine and Stephen Ashton

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  21. Patrick Johnson

    July 26, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Shocking, unexpected, and far too early. I looked forward to the next time we would meet to don our helmets and share a single malt. There is not enough saran wrap to fix this hurt. I will miss you Georges.

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  22. Dominique Vallet

    July 26, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Susan, je sais que ma tristesse d’apprendre cette nouvelle n’est pas comparable à la tienne, celle de vos enfants et petits-enfants. Je n’ai rencontré Georges que 4 ou 5 fois depuis 2001 (c’est vrai aussi que depuis Juillet 2005 je vis en France) mais toujours avec plaisir. Il rayonnait, avait le sens de l‘humour, était généreux et C’était un homme tout simplement bon.
    Mais notre dernière rencontre à Nice restera pour toujours dans ma mémoire. Ce fût une journée longtemps attendue et qui nous a comblé tous.
    Je penserai à vous très fort le 31 et je ne t’oublierai pas Susan. N’hésite pas à communiquer, cela me fera toujours plaisir. Et accepte enfin toutes mes sincères condoléances
    Dominique

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  23. Yogi and Kerstin

    July 26, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    There are no words to describe Georges. He left great memories kept us laughing with his jokes and was the “BEST” in law ever. Yogi and I will miss him terribly. He definitely has left a void. Gone way too soon❤

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  24. Susan Bartlett and Joe Lewis

    July 26, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    DEAREST GEORGE

    The man with a smile,
    A laugh and a joke.
    Always ready to chat,
    About whatever we spoke.

    His two favourite topics,
    Were his loving wife Sue.
    And his fast little car,
    Which was a great big “to do”.

    George and Susan would attend,
    The club parties for sure.
    Where they both would bring pleasure,
    That was loving and pure.

    While the summer he’d be found,
    With his little MG.
    In the winter he’d curl,
    With you, and with me.

    Sometimes he’d miss curling,
    Because of his back.
    But next week with his brace,
    He would sound the attack.

    A lover of life.
    And all that he found.
    We will notice the difference.
    Because your not around.

    Dearest friend George,
    You’ll forever be missed.
    While we weep down below,
    You’re receiving God’s kiss.

    So long….. George

    PS: George…did you hear the one about…….

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    • Brian Johnson

      July 27, 2020 at 5:59 am

      To my Beau-Frere “Georgio Belangeri” It was way too early for you to “Frappe la rue Jacques!” You were always ready with a joke and an excellent pun.
      The story Georges once recounted about the time he got on an elevator with a stuffy couple from London, England. Georges accidentally released an extremely loud flatulence. The indignant Brit shouted “Sir, you farted before my wife!!” “Gee, I’m so sorry” replied Georges. “I didn’t know it was her turn!!!”
      Keep em laughing up there Georges AND Keep your stick on the ice!
      Adieu Georges.

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    • Susan Belanger

      July 30, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      I absolutely loved this tribute! Thank you so much. Susan and Joe. It’s unfortunate that Georges discovered curling late in life. He loved the game and the people he met.
      Hugs, Susan

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  25. Brian Johnson

    July 27, 2020 at 5:58 am

    To my Beau-Frere “Georgio Belangeri” It was way too early for you to “Frappe la rue Jacques!” You were always ready with a joke and an excellent pun.
    The story Georges once recounted about the time he got on an elevator with a stuffy couple from London, England. Georges accidentally released an extremely loud flatulence. The indignant Brit shouted “Sir, you farted before my wife!!” “Gee, I’m so sorry” replied Georges. “I didn’t know it was her turn!!!”
    Keep em laughing up there Georges AND Keep your stick on the ice!
    Adieu Georges.

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  26. Georgia Smith

    July 27, 2020 at 7:18 am

    Very sorry for your loss. I knew George through curling and we had similar names so we bonded over that! He always had a smile and loved to play and have fun. I am very sorry to hear of his passing.

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  27. Marc Bibeau

    July 29, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Susan, Nathalie, Marc, Anne
    La lecture de votre message nous a rempli d’une grande tristesse. Georges, notre collègue de travail, notre Mister B, comme il aimait se faire appeler, nous a quitté trop rapidement pour un très long voyage.
    Des images et des mots que nous avons toujours associés à Georges nous viennent en tête. Intégrité, rigueur au travail et compétences. Aucun plan, aucun projet et surtout aucun entrepreneur ne lui résistaient. Cet homme d’une droiture irréprochable ne laissait jamais de place aux zones grises.
    Il est impossible de dissocier MGB et Georges… sa passion pour les autos, la mécanique, les courses sont d’autres éléments qui nous ont permis de constater la minutie et la grande curiosité de cet homme au rire franc.
    Homme au caractère fort, il nous a aussi dévoilé l’importance de ces valeurs familiales. Au cours de ces nombreuses années passées avec nous, nous avons eu la chance de partager des photos, des anecdotes, des histoires et que dire de la naissance des 3 enfants Nathalie, Marc et Anne… sa grande fierté… Nous avons surtout découvert un homme de famille, un tendre, un jovial qui ne souhaitait rien de moins que le meilleur pour ceux qu’il chérissait.
    Il nous manquera, toutefois les valeurs qu’il nous a laissées sont le meilleur souvenir et la belle inspiration que nous voulons garder de Georges.

    Fernand Bibeau
    Suzanne et Francois, Valerie et Marie Sophie
    Marc et Tracy, Stéphanie et Max, Michael Bibeau
    Robert et Sylvane, Emmanuelle et Catherine

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  28. Alex Brown

    July 29, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Dear Susan and family,
    So sorry to find this sad news. But we always have a smile when thinking of George. A good man. He will be much missed at day curling and for his great, humorous lunchtime stories.
    Stay safe, all.
    PS. There are 2 pics of George with his winning Day Curling teammates on the BDCC website: under Club Events, Day Curling spiel 2019, Day Spiel Pictures.

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  29. Ron Broad

    July 29, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    My deepest condolences to you Susan and your family on the unexpected passing of Georges, he will be missed. I have very fond memories of conversations that Georges and I would have at family gatherings.

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    • Carol McGowan

      July 30, 2020 at 12:39 pm

      My one and only brother-in-law. You joined our family 46 years ago and family gatherings won’t be the same without you. I know you will be watching over your lovely family and I’ll be waiting for visits from you in other forms. Your grandson, James, is already calling every butterfly he sees “papa”❤️ I hope you are reunited with David. Please give him a big hug for me. I miss you and wish we’d had many more years on earth.

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  30. Alastair and Agnes Cosby

    July 31, 2020 at 8:40 am

    We were very sad when we heard about George’s passing. Agnes and I started our curling career with George, 6 years ago at the Baie D’Urfe Learn- to- Curl program and he and I were opposing Leads on the night of George’s last game, March 13th, the night the Club closed, due to the Covid Pandemic. We sat together in the lounge with the rest of the players and when we left we said “see you on the ice next season!”. A truly nice man, a natural gentleman. We will notice his absence.

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  31. Carol Ann and Bryan Barbieri

    July 31, 2020 at 9:06 am

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of our great neighbor and friend, Georges. The world has lost a very good man. Georges was always willing to drop whatever he was doing and lend a helping hand or provide guidance when asked. He was a key contributor to the spirit and camaraderie of our little corner of Beacon Hill. We all will miss him, but his legacy lives on in the wonderful family he and Susan have raised – and of which he was always so proud.

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