George Bullen

Obituary of George Joseph Bullen

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George Joseph Bullen, 72 years of age, of Barachois Brook, NL passed away peacefully on 22 September 2022., surrounded by his family at Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre in Stephenville Crossing, NL.

He is survived by his wife Valerie Pye; his children:  Jeremy (Kim) Bullen, Jennifer Bullen, Holly (Clyde) Mclean, Michael (April) Pye, Stephine (Frank) Glaubitz; grandchildren:  Tyler, Kyle & Faith Glaubitz, Brandon & Sarah Pye, Christian & Courtney Bullen; siblings:  Joan Marche, John (Irma) Bullen (Jr), Pius (Ann) Bullen, Sarah Watson, Mary Snook, Elizabeth (Leo) Skinner, Ralph Bullen, Reggie (Trish) Bullen,  Debbie (Michael) Snook.

He is predeceased by his parents: Magdeline & John Bullen (Sr); parents-in-law Pearl and Delphie Mclean; brothers: Cecil and Clyde Bullen.

George came from a close-knit family.  He worked from a young age, starting out as a fisherman and later as an oiler in the Coast Guard. When George met his first wife  in 1974 he quit the Coast Guard to stay in Lourdes and start his family.In 1986 he moved to Ontario where he started working in a corrugated cardboard factory, which led into a 20+ year truck driving career.

George met his second wife Valerie in 1989 and acquired 3 beautiful children whom he loved and treated as his own.  Valerie and George created a lifetime of memories and a family bond that will always be remembered and cherished by his 5 children.

George was a loving and dedicated husband, father, foster dad and "poppy" raising 5 children, working hard his entire life to retire in the place he loved and called "home".  George enjoyed telling stories, making others laugh, chatting with anyone who would listen, and helping anyone in need.  He loved the outdoors, and his greatest passions were hunting, fishing, being at the cabin, and walking in the woods any chance he could.

After his retirement, George battled a rare illness called "PSP".  A testament to George's strong-willed nature, he accepted his illness and fought hard to the end.  He was determined to keep as much independence and dignity as possible during his last few years, with the help of family and caregivers, until he finally succumbed to his disease.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to BSGLTCC for their care and compassion shown to George and his loved ones during his stay at the home.

Visitation on Monday, September 26, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Church service Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 2:00 p.m. from St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church in St. George's, NL with Reverend Diana Fry officiating.  Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, St. George's, NL.

Flowers are accepted and or donations may be made to St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, St. George's, NL.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home, Stephenville Crossing, NL.

Monday
26
September

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, September 26, 2022
Fillatre Funeral Home
37 West Street
Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Monday
26
September

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, September 26, 2022
Fillatre Funeral Home
37 West Street
Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Tuesday
27
September

Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church
Main Street
St. George's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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