G.K. (George) Heacock

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George Heacock was born to Kenneth and Rebecca Heacock near Battle Lake, Alberta in a sleigh on the way to the Wetaskiwin Hospital on February 4, 1916. His father was a member of the North West Mounted Police, therefore, George and his family moved to several different Alberta towns.

When they were in Vegreville, George enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1939 and served overseas for the whole of World War II. In February 1943 he was promoted to the rank of Captain and served in that rank until his discharge in February 1947.

After his discharge from the army, George entered the University of Alberta and studied to become an Alberta land surveyor. Articles were served under Joe Doze and George received his commission on October 10, 1954.

He became a partner in the firm of Doze and Heacock, operated Heacock Surveys for many years (first in partnership and then on his own), and worked for the last six years with his son, Richard. He operated his business, a business that he loved, until just shortly before his passing.

George met his wife Elizabeth while in Edinburgh, Scotland and they spent more than fifty happy years together. They raised three boys: George and Ian, born overseas, and Richard, born in Canada.

George was honest, straight-forward, and well respected in the community. He was an independent man given to his own opinions and one who stuck to his guns.

Mr. George Kenneth Heacock, ALS passed away at the age of 76 years.

ALS News, September 1992