A Grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands
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Bill Georgeson

Bill Georgeson grove

A Caledonian Forest Grove in celebration of the life of a very special man, Bill Georgeson of Comox, British Columbia and Inverness, Scotland.

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Uncle Bill my fondest memories of you are of the family life that you & Auntie Joy shared with me as a child during my many visits to my Dad in Victoria in the 1960's. Uncle Bill you always made everyone feel good with your positive, fun, storytelling. Thank-you for including us in your life. We miss you. Matt Odette & family

Donated by Odette Foy

29th September 2014

My fellow friend and Celt, may the years we spent with the Celtic club be ever in my thoughts, especially the heavenly sound of our choir. Your friendship meant so much to me, the only Welshman in the choir. You gave the orders, I did the singing?? God be with you among the heavenly hosts." - John Williams (Taffy) "We all miss Bill so much. He was always the voice of reason at our meetings as well as being so very willing to help out in every possible way he could. We extend our deepest sympathy." Comox Seniors" - Centre Association Board of Directors.

Donated by Roz maclennan

25th September 2014

Donated by David, Cathy and Family Georgeson

22nd September 2014

We miss you Grandpa - Liam and Carlyn Georgeson. Always in our hearts, Love and miss you - Mike and Sue Georgeson Bill Dobbs Tina and Garth Taylin Connett Dolly Cinnett

Donated by roz maclennan

22nd September 2014

If, at the end, all we have left is love, look around at the trees around us and THERE is love.

Donated by Sergio, Kay, Ben, Selena and Baby Marino

8th September 2014

In loving memory of our father, grand-father and great grand-father, whose memory will always live on just as his spirit will grow and flourish for many years in this grove in this beautiful forest. Always, your loving family David, Cathy and family.

Donated by Frances Maclennan

22nd August 2014

With fond memories and love form Rory, Shân, Rory and Florence

Donated by Rory Maclennan

22nd August 2014

A dear brother.

Donated by Bunty Gooding

22nd August 2014

To say I knew Bill Georgeson does not seem enough. He was one of the nicest and most loving people I have ever met and I will miss him greatly. Being my brother-in-law we got to know each other pretty well over fifty odd years and have shared many experiences together. The one that sticks in my mind was a short trip to a medical clinic in Duncan where a certain procedure was allowed which was not available in Ireland or Scotland. We returned to Victoria satisfied but a little sore. I can truthfully say that I have never seen Bill in a bad mood or say anything that would make another person feel uncomfortable. He always had a happy smile and a firm handshake to greet you. With the Therapeutic Gardens there to remind us of him, He Will Not Be Forgotten. I am sure that Saint Peter at the Golden Gates will greet Bill and hand him a shovel and put him to work. From his loving brother-in-law.

Donated by Bill Dobbs

18th August 2014

You were the wind beneath our wings and the love you shared will go down in history.

Donated by Eileen and Andy

11th August 2014

Bill was one of those rare people who gave his full attention to the people he talked to. He left people feeling better for having been with him. Blessings to you Bill and God speed on your new journey.

Donated by Marilyn Sparks

4th August 2014

With love from your fellow strata residents at Eagle Ridge in the beautiful Comox Valley.

Donated by Heather McFetridge

28th July 2014

Trees I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. Joyce Kilmer

Donated by From the Comox Valley Celtic Club, Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. (Joan Martin, Louise Smiley, Bert Bracconier, Betty Braithwaite, Pat Lamond, Margaret St Pierre, Hazel Neilson, Marj Klem)

25th July 2014

A life well lived leaves its pattern on the hearts of all.

Donated by Sheila Sturgeon

25th July 2014

A true friend, Marie

Donated by Marie Hogg

21st July 2014

Will miss you, Uncle Bill

Donated by Helen Kotyluk

3rd July 2014

Donated by Kevin Kotyluk

25th June 2014

Tyler  Connett  donation"To a loving uncle, great uncle, and brother, you are forever missed" Lots of Love The Connett Family

Donated by Tyler Connett

25th June 2014

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. ~ John Muir

Donated by Roz MacLennan

23rd June 2014

Donated by john Bridges

23rd June 2014

I only met Uncle Bill twice, but what a pleasure - a true gentleman and one of life's characters.

Donated by Malcolm Smith

17th June 2014

Donated by Miss R Maclennan

16th June 2014

Happy memories, Dad. Love always, your daughter, Suzanne Suzanne Georgeson-Kure

I will always love you, now and forever - see you in the morning my bonny laddie. Joy xx

Donated by Joy

'He who plants a tree plants hope. Death leaves a heartache-no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal' - from a head stone in Ireland. 'Time is like a river you cannot touch the water twice because the flow that has passed will never pass again, enjoy every moment of life' Don and Lorna Elder

Donated by Don and Lorna Elder

"Watching something grow is good for morale. It helps you believe in life". "Dreams are extremely important." "You can't do it unless you imagine it." "Gardens and trees are our link with the divine" (Bill's mottos) - George Lucas.

Donated by George Lucas

In loving memory of a dear friend, from Jytte Larson

Donated by Jytte Larson

Bill Georgeson was a very important young man (25 years old] in the lives of teenage boys in Kamloops British Columbia. His humour,story -telling and '"can-do ' attitude made him a memorable figure in our lives. His influence has been felt long after those scouting years.

Donated by Bill Sparks, Jack Dunop and Frank Endersby

Canada was blessed with Bill Georgeson who was a born leader and a visionary. He brought his winning ways and his Scottish ingenuity with him. Over the past20 years I have had the privilege of being a part of several working committees with Bill aas chairman. The town of Comox bestowed the citizen of the year on both Bill and Joy and I was honoured to make that presentation. Comox rotary club awarded Bill with the prestigious Paul Harris award for his untiring community effort throughout the Comox Valley- this was one of many awards. Bill Georgeson was a very highly respected well known gentleman who will be sorely missed but never forgotten by all of us.

Donated by Hugh McKinnon

It has been 20 years since I met Bill and over that time. I have truly enjoyed Bill's sense of humour. He always appreciated a funny joke and laughed heartily.

Donated by Vi McKinnon

Bill originated the formation of our Celtic Club. His wealth of ideas for programs and cultural events associated with the history of Celtic people, generated interest that has made the club known throughout the Comox Valley. He leaves a legacy that will always be remembered.

Donated by Marj Klem

Like the fragrance, when a flower is gone, love's memories linger and love lives on.

Donated by Joy Georgeson

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The trees in this grove will be carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

Scots pine against a summer blue sky.
Twinflowers in bloom on pine woodland floor.
A Scotch argus butterfly on common ragwort.
Bill Georgeson's grove
Trees in this grove: 166

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