George Robert Monner

George Robert Monner

January 6, 1947, Bassano, Alberta

January 2, 2024, Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that the family of George Robert Monner of Calgary, Alberta announces his passing on January 2, 2024 at the age of 76 years.  

George Robert Monner was born in Bassano, Alberta on January 6, 1947.  George attended school in Milo, Alberta, from Grade 1 through Grade 12, then attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton and convocated with a BSc in Agricultural Economics in 1972.

George returned to the family farm for a few years, then accepted a position with Alberta Agriculture in Airdrie, Alberta.  In 1981, George transferred to Fairview, Alberta as a Farm Economist.  The very first desktop computers were just being introduced, and George helped to develop a computer program for calculating the costs of production for various types of farming operations.  George really enjoyed developing and teaching recordkeeping systems to farmers.

Shortly after his move to Fairview, George met and married Patricia Lancaster.  In 1985, George and Pat -began a hobby farm growing fruit native to the Peace River Country.  George retired from Alberta Agriculture in 2002, and devoted more time to the farming operation.  In 2006, George and Pat purchased an interest in a liquor store in Grimshaw, Alberta, and George became the operations manager.  George loved wintering in California and operating the fruit orchard in the summer.  He continued to be a computer geek, and automated everything he possibly could. 

George is survived by his wife Patricia Lancaster-Monner of Calgary, Alberta; his son Cory (Cheryl) Lancaster of Fairview, Alberta; Sean (Charla) Monner of Calgary, Alberta; Chris (Karen) Monner of Calgary, Alberta; Shari Monner (Danny Booth) of Calgary, Alberta; Lauri (Junior) Fudge of Montague, PEI; and seven grandchildren, Evan Lancaster, Cassidy Lancaster, Lauryn Monner, Jaxon Monner, Emily Fudge, Conner Fudge and Baylee Fudge.

George is also survived by his sister Dianne Monner of Milo, Alberta, his sister-in-law Rose Monner of Milo, Alberta, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

George was predeceased by his father Lawrence Monner, his mother Dorothy Monner, and his brothers Ken (Mike) Monner and John Monner, and his nephew Randy Monner.

As per George’s wishes there will be no funeral or celebration of life.  If you wish to remember him with a donation, he was a strong supporter of Operation Smile.