After a valiant fight with cancer, Georgina passed away on October 31, 2011 at the Invermere Hospital. She was born on March 18, 1942 in Ontario and resided in Windermere since 1951.
Georgina’s family was the most important thing in her life. She was married to Bill for 47 years and they had three sons and six grandchildren.
She attended UBC to become a teacher, then she and Bill purchased Shadybrook Resort in Windermere which they owned and operated for 27 years. She also taught at Eileen Madson Primary. Georgina’s other passion was her dedication to fitness and health; she was instrumental in starting and operating the Valley Fitness Centre. Georgina had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. When her children were young Georgina was actively involved in minor hockey, cub scouts, and the Windermere Community Association. Her zest for life spilled over into many interests such as gardening, bridge, hiking, skiing and travelling the world which she shared with many of her friends and family.
She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her husband Bill, her children Greg, Michael (Christine), Brent (Tanya), her 6 grandchildren whom she cherished: Katrina, Ashley, MacKenzie, Spencer, Teagan and Kaylee. Her siblings Carol McKay (Alex), Ralph Sholinder (Kelly), Arlee Romane (Delvin), Linda Byman, and Larry Sholinder (Aline).
A celebration of her life was held at the Invermere Community Hall on Sunday November 6, 2011. Donations in her memory can be made to the Valley Fitness Centre,
the Whiteway, or a local nonprofit recreational society of your choice.