George Arthur Devonshire

February 17, 1923 - November 17, 2012

George Arthur Devonshire February 17, 1923 – November 17, 2012 On the morning of Saturday November 17, George slipped away peacefully at his home in Belleville. He was predeceased by Phyllis, his loving wife of 64 years. Together they raised three daughters, travelled worldwide, sailed on Lake Ontario throughout the scenic coves of Prince Edward County and enjoyed many dock parties with their dear friends. While at their retirement paradise at Prinyers Cove they were actively involved in the County. George was a decorated WW2 veteran who served with the Canadian Navy in the North Atlantic and participated in reunions with his shipmates from the HMCS Waskesiu. In 1959 George founded Alumicor Ltd. which continues to be a successful business. George’s honesty, integrity, compassion, vision and common sense made him a mentor and role model to many. George is survived by daughters, Anne Lofting, Carol Devonshire and Jill Devonshire; grandchildren, Andrew and Lisa Bell, Amy and Brendan Lofting, Erin and Lorin Crossman; great grandson, Kristof Peterson; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. Gathering of family and friends will be held at Whattam Funeral Home Chapel, 33 Main St., Picton, Ontario, on Friday November 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Hero Fund at, the Rotary Club of Picton or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation are gratefully accepted.