George Jonathan Klok (September 13, 1968 – July 6, 2016) born in Westlock, AB passed away peacefully in Smithers BC. He was the sixth child born to Henry and Evelyn Klok. George was born a very special and unique person and grew into a very large man with a very big heart.
While his earliest years were spent in Alberta, between school, summer camps, playing too close to the Slough and helping out in the family business (Clock’s Landscaping), Ladner, BC was where George grew up. In his mid-teens, the family moved to Abbotsford. His siblings started to marry off and start families and George, not one to be left behind, also moved out of the house. He lived for a number of years with John and Gertie Timmers and found a landscaping job with his good friend, Case Timmermans. Case’s son Derek also became like a brother to George. When the Timmers started a family, George moved again and, after another move or two in the Fraser Valley, there was this crazy idea that George would move to the North (Telkwa) to live with his sister Paula, her husband Jack and their six sons. It was a while before George adjusted to the weather (if he ever did) but it wasn’t long before he and the six boys were brothers and in cahoots to make mischief. As each of the boys grew up, George was a close friend that offered perspective on life and he was always up for hanging out. Movie nights were a George favourite. George developed an especially close relationship with Steve, the youngest and the one who lived with him the longest. Still, as the six boys moved on and out, George also moved out and into town to live in his own place at Sparrows. George found jobs at the Salvation Army, Smithers Lumber Yard and the Town Office; the latter two shredding paper (something George loved and was surprised they would pay him to do it). He bought a bike and was a man about town and grew to know many people in Smithers. His favourite haunts were New to You and the Salvation Army.
George has left a 6’9” hole in our hearts and our community; we will miss him but know that when he entered Heaven, it was with his signature line: “WOOW MAN !!” George is Survived by his Mother, Evelyn Klok, his brothers, Richard, Charles, and Louis; his sisters Marilyn and Paula (Jack); nephews, Jonathan, Michael (Carmelle – and children, Arianne & Jackson), Christopher, Robert, David & Steven Dieleman, Matthew, Lukas, & Jonah Klok, and Marcus Zink; and nieces Maria (Derek) and Lydia Klok, Sarah Klok and Basanti Zink.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints (Psalm 116:15)
He that believes and is baptized shall be saved (Mark 16:16)