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George Joseph Lewans was born on the family farm north of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on March 25th, 1932. He was the second eldest in a family of twelve.
George attended high school at St. Thomas College and later established a career as a logging contractor near Prince George, B.C.
In addition to working within the logging industry, George became an avid gold miner in northern British Columbia and the Yukon. Later in life, his mining experience provided him the opportunity to spend time in Equador as a gold mining consultant.
George remained single throughout his life, and in 2006 moved back to Shaunavon for his retirement.
At the age of 76, George joined the Knights of Columbus as a member of Shaunavon Council # 2725. He was an active member of the Knights and was very proud of his record of never having missed a meeting.
George was a humble individual who was always supportive of charities that provided assistance to the poor and supported his Catholic values and faith. He passed away on November 1st, 2012 at the age of 80.