by Sure Flow Equipment President, Penni Boxall

One of our former employees recently passed away.

George King was and will always be an important member of the Sure Flow Family.

George started his tenure in 1994 as CFO/Controller, a position he held the entire time he was with Sure Flow for 19 years.

He was the driving force behind our ISO program as well as CTPAT, and countless other procedures that we still adhere to.

George’s British sense of humor always made you pause and wonder, was he joking or serious?

His passion for sports, especially football (soccer as we know it), hockey and of course his beloved golf, was unrivaled.

George attended many of the Canadian Women’s Olympic hockey events, as well as golf events with his wife Joyce, and Sure Flow founder and CEO John Wordsworth and his wife Janet.

George was the driving force behind the annual Sure Flow golf tournament that was a great team building activity for many years.

George was always soft spoken, even when situations became stressful. He was fair, kind and patient.

George’s love for his family was unbounding, it was clear he adored them, and they adored him.

I consider George one of my mentors and he is part of the reason I have had success at Sure Flow. We did not always see eye to eye in the beginning, but he was determined to help myself and Sure Flow grow.

George you will be missed, and always fondly remembered.

George King in his Sure Flow Equipment office

Here’s where you could count on finding George King, in his office. The right side of the photo is a large window, so we’re guessing this was taken when it was dark and George was still working.

John Wordsworth and George King

Here’s Sure Flow Equipment CEO John Wordsworth (left) with George King (right) and Joyce King (middle) attending a Canadian Women’s Hockey Olympic Event.

George and John cheering hockey

George and John were great supporters of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team, and loved watching the games.

Womens Hockey golf tournament with George King

Here’s George (far right) at a Golf Tournament where the proceeds went to the Canadian Women’s Hockey, and we’re pretty sure that second from the left is Walter Gretzky, a well known name in Canadian hockey.

Globe and Mail Golf Tournament coverage

A cover from The Globe and Mail, featuring more Women’s Hockey fundraising.

George King at a Golf Tournament

George King (left) with John and Janet Wordsworth and fellow golfers at a charity event.