Rev. George Earl Power
George was a man of strong faith, resolute in his belief in the power of Jesus Christ to give abundant life both here on earth, and in the life hereafter, and wanting all those he met to have that same experience. He was also absolutely devoted to his wife, Joan, to whom he was married for 67 years before predeceasing him on Sept. 25, 2016. He will be greatly missed by his children, Brenda Bullerwell (Rev. Dr. Scott), Cobourg, ON; Rev. Johnny Power (Linda), Bridgewater, NS; and Margaret MacKenzie (Wendell), PE; grandchildren, Jody Power (Kathryn), Ottawa, ON; Jeremy Power, Mount Albert, ON; Nicole Pedersen (Chuck), Norwood, ON; Dustin Bullerwell, Winnipeg, MB; Daniel MacKenzie (Alexa), Redding, CA; and Melissa MacKenzie, Oakville, ON; and great-grandchildren, Taylor, Nicholas, Evan, Julia, Karissa, and Isabella. He is also survived by sisters, Mabel Meade (Ron) and Lauretta Power and numerous nephews, nieces, and other family members in NS, NB and ON. He was predeceased by his parents William & Theresa (Myers), and siblings Truman, Margaret, Ena, Everett, Harpell, Walter, Roy, Elsie, Nora, Vivian, Fulton, Erma, Doreen, Orland.
George grew up in East Jeddore, NS, was employed at various jobs in his youth, then worked for NS Light and Power for almost 20 years. At the age of 39 he moved his family to Ontario where he attended Eastern Pentecostal Bible College. In his third year as a student he began pastoring in Millbrook, ON. In subsequent years George pastored in Charlottetown, PE, and Moncton, NB. Following his retirement, he became the Maritime Regional Director for 100 Huntley Street. George did a considerable amount of volunteer work including serving on school boards, community recreation committees, chaplaincy boards, children & youth activities, visitation and church services at numerous nursing homes, advocating for those who could not speak for themselves, fundraising for charities such as the Red Cross … especially for disaster relief such as for the Haiti earthquake and 9-11, and much more. His favorite hobby in later years was sailing, often taking friends, old and new, along for a ride.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 23 from 2-4 and 6:30 … 8:30 at Belvedere Funeral Home, Charlottetown, with a Celebration of Life service at Calvary Church on Saturday at 11 a.m.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Palliative Care Centre as well as at QEH Unit 8 for their kindness, loving care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to ERDO (Emergency Relief and Development Overseas) would be gratefully appreciated. (All donations made to this charity will be matched 5:1 by the Canadian Government until the end of June 2017).
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
2-4 & 6:30-8:30pm
Belvedere Funeral Home
ERDO (Emergency Relief and Development Overseas)