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George "Jarge" Mills #959763
Mon Jul 29 2013 03:38 PM
Mon Jul 29 2013 03:38 PM
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Sedgewick  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,916
Victoria BC
George passed away July 12 in Winnipeg Manitoba. I never met George but only thru the Forums. George had a big bolt which he had to sell due to his declining health. We were both interested in planes and flying as well as old Chevy trucks. George was a retired Air Canada Captain with a lot of interesting stories under his belt. I will miss not communicating with him.
R.I.P. Jarge


"Sedgewick"
1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1989 Caprice

Re: George "Jarge" Mills [Re: Sedgewick] #959768
Mon Jul 29 2013 04:31 PM
Mon Jul 29 2013 04:31 PM
joker  Offline
Moderator, Passing Lane
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 9,368
lost tx
sorry to hear of his passing,
best wishes to his family..


Redryder

My Hotrod

I am fighting cancer and I am winning the fight

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of "up to and including my life."

Pain is part of life; misery is an option.

Re: George "Jarge" Mills [Re: Sedgewick] #959826
Mon Jul 29 2013 09:37 PM
Mon Jul 29 2013 09:37 PM
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Sedgewick  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,916
Victoria BC
I wrote that I had never met Jarge in person but when I saw the photo in his obit I recognized him right away. We lived in bordering communities, both worked out of the Montreal airport and I had been to many of the Air Canada pilot get togethers. If the Jarge I saw in person is the same gentleman then the compliments he received were well said.
Bill


"Sedgewick"
1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1989 Caprice

Re: George "Jarge" Mills [Re: Sedgewick] #959852
Mon Jul 29 2013 11:54 PM
Mon Jul 29 2013 11:54 PM
joker  Offline
Moderator, Passing Lane
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 9,368
lost tx
click here to learn more about this fine man

stove bolt member since 2002 and last posted in 2010, a real bolter, you all might want to take time to read some of his old posts.. R.I.P. Jarge

Last edited by joker; Tue Jul 30 2013 12:03 AM.

Redryder

My Hotrod

I am fighting cancer and I am winning the fight

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of "up to and including my life."

Pain is part of life; misery is an option.

Re: George "Jarge" Mills [Re: Sedgewick] #960154
Wed Jul 31 2013 08:15 AM
Wed Jul 31 2013 08:15 AM
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mapleleaf  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 994
NS
Darn! I was wondering what happened to Jarge. He was a super guy. He did me a great favour when he looked over a truck for me in Winnipeg - he met me at the airport and drove me to the dealer. What a great host and a truly interesting guy.

It was a pleasure and an honour to meet him.

Re: George "Jarge" Mills [Re: Sedgewick] #960380
Wed Jul 31 2013 11:04 PM
Wed Jul 31 2013 11:04 PM
Achipmunk  Online
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Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,644
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
...another of our HERO's gone. RIP Jarge


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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Re: George "Jarge" Mills [Re: Sedgewick] #960670
Fri Aug 02 2013 09:39 AM
Fri Aug 02 2013 09:39 AM
John Milliman  Offline
Founder/Developer
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,093
St. Mary's Co., MD
Thanks for posting this, Sedgewick. I, too, was very blessed to have had George as a friend. I first got to know George nearly 10 years ago when he first came on the site. Usually, you know a guy is a pilot pretty soon after meeting him (you all can be an insufferable lot ...). George took a while to fess up. And then it floored me to eventually learn his life story (one of the first 747 captains and Air Canada's senior 747 Captain for training, etc). George was always humble and soft-spoken. And more interested in what you had to say than in talking about himself. Everything I know about George's aviation past I had to pry out of him. And I'm glad I did.

We developed a pretty good friendship and there were a lot of late evening phonecalls (to accommodate the time difference). It seemed to help when he was in the throes of his chemotherapy. His battle with bone cancer was a titanic one yet all he would ever say was that he was getting a little tired or something like that. The fact that he fought back as long as he did was a real testimony to his strength. But he was always a sympathetic ear to my insignificant problems and triumphs at work -- we were both aviation professionals and I was struggling with a major program startup as well as going through a major program failure. George always seemed fascinated in what the latest happenings were and it was a real treat to hear his stories, too. As a senior 747 captain in the heyday of air travel, he had some great stories. My favorite was how he disrupted the Canadian parliament when he flew Air Canada's 1st 747 on an extended downwind leg (under direction form the Ottawa tower) low and slow right over the parliament building and they all came out to see ... Try that now and see what happens ... I am very proud of having converted George to vertical lift and helped him become a born-again Rotorhead smile

He loved his '46 and it was a hard decision to let it go. But he still had the cottage at the lake and his family. If everything Peggy and I (and all of you) have done to create and build Stovebolt.com was just so George could come into our lives (mine especially), then it was well worth it all. This one man, and the huge impact he had on me just by knowing him, I hope represents everything Stovebolt.com tries to be.

He was the man I wish I could be and I will miss him greatly.


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'70 Boston Whaler Sakonnet w/ '84 Evinrude 90
'85 Ford F-350 "The Farm Dawg"

Re: George "Jarge" Mills [Re: Sedgewick] #960776
Fri Aug 02 2013 09:24 PM
Fri Aug 02 2013 09:24 PM
John Milliman  Offline
Founder/Developer
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,093
St. Mary's Co., MD


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804
'70 Boston Whaler Sakonnet w/ '84 Evinrude 90
'85 Ford F-350 "The Farm Dawg"

Re: George "Jarge" Mills [Re: Sedgewick] #960898
Sat Aug 03 2013 12:20 PM
Sat Aug 03 2013 12:20 PM
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Flxible  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 12,853
north of the 49th
Jarges truck in the Gallery



"When we tug a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world" ~ John Muir
"When we tug a single thing on an old truck, we find it falls off" ~ me
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Re: George "Jarge" Mills [Re: Sedgewick] #960930
Sat Aug 03 2013 02:35 PM
Sat Aug 03 2013 02:35 PM
joker  Offline
Moderator, Passing Lane
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 9,368
lost tx
thanks Bill, and John
what a neat way to respect your friend..


Redryder

My Hotrod

I am fighting cancer and I am winning the fight

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of "up to and including my life."

Pain is part of life; misery is an option.

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