METAIL, George Daniel

October 2, 1941 – May 4, 2020


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George on Monday May 4, 2020 at the age of 78 at Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

George was born October 2, 1941 to Henry and Yvonne Metail in Kenora, Ontario.  He married Bonnie Coulter April 24, 1965 and together they raised and loved their children Shawn and Craig.  George was predeceased by his loving wife of 45 years, who passed away September 29, 2010.

He will be sadly missed by Shawn (Lori), grandchildren Bryan Wolfe, Amanda (Glen) Derouard, Brad Wolfe, great grandsons Bowen and Levi Derouard, Craig and granddaughter Jazmyn and Marilyn (Mark) Ord of Comox BC.

Also terribly missing George is Pat Selway, George’s partner, as well as her children and their families.

George is also survived by his only sister Pauline (Bill), brothers Amie (Linda), Robert (Wendy), Roger (Val), Bonnie’s sister Charlene (Ken) Schabler, brothers, Cliff (Pat), Bob, Norm (Ginger) sister-in-law Val and many nieces, nephews and cousins.


Dad started his work career at Shop Easy and then the paper mill for many years until he retired in 1998.  George and Bonnie enjoyed many trips to Hawaii and Arizona and summer visits with family and friends in BC and “Tall Pines” at Clearwater Bay with Don and Marylyn.


Dad had a wonderful vegetable and flower garden, supplying tomatoes to half the town.  He spent many happy camping days with family and friends at Rushing River and loved his fishing adventures with Ray and Ralph.  


Dad would always have wonderful Christmas displays with figurines, nativity, lights, music and even candy canes for the kids.  He had a strong work ethic and was always there for family and friends to lend a helping hand.  He very much enjoyed walking, feeding and watching birds.  A weekend casino getaway at South Beach and Celebrations with Pat, Eddie and Diane where an important part of Dad’s life.


Dad was active in the community, coached hockey and was president of the Keewatin Minor Hockey League.  He was also a volunteer for the Keewatin Fire Department.


The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caring nurses for all their support and compassionate care during his short stay in the hospital.  Also thanks to the Chemo department at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital and Dr. Thomas for all her years of dedicated care.


Cremation has taken place and no service has been scheduled at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to any charity of choice.