Thursday, May 15, 2008

George Vorauer

We note with great sadness the passing of a very special peony-lover. 
Peony Walkabout at the CEF
Visitors braved frigid temps (8 degrees with a vicious wind) to attend the Peony Walkabout. George Vorauer - in hat - explains the history of the collection and tells people about the Friends of the Farm who help maintain the peony beds.
George Eric Vorauer age 79 passed away on Thursday, May 15th, 2008. Beloved husband of Regina Abreu. Loving father of Andre (Marilia) and the Late Christina (Bruno Poirier). Cherished grandfather of Eric and Nicolas. Dear brother of Herbert (Maria Luiza). Lovingly remembered by niece Barbara and Maria Regina. George Vorauer was a member of the Peony Group of the Friends of the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, and the Canadian Peony Society.  A beautiful Ménard/D'Aoust peony was named after George in 2007, but he did not live to see its first bloom in his garden.  A Mass In Memory of George will be held Tuesday, May 27th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1758 Alta Vista Drive at 10 a.m. In memoriam donations to the Friends of the Central experimental Farm appreciated.

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