Friday, 8 January 2021
George Joseph Sweanor
November 7, 1919 - January 3, 2021George took many odd jobs while working on his bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and was subsequently hired to write the new modular curriculum and teach honor students in World History, Geography, and International Relations at Mitchell High School. After 12 years teaching, he retired for a second time in 1983. Early into retirement George wrote a book on his RCAF career: “It’s All Pensionable Time,” and became a founding member of the 971 Air Marshal Slemon RCAF Association Wing, serving as its newsletter editor for many years. George spent 12 years compiling a history of all Port Hope, Ontario veterans from the United Empire Loyalists through those serving in Afghanistan; he donated the work to the Port Hope Historical Society in 2011. As “Ye Old Inquisitive Scribe,” George produced over 200 insightful blogs on his experiences and musings, publishing his last one on October 30 of 2020. George also spent many years carefully researching his family’s genealogy, first delving through the extensive microfiche collection at the local Mormon Church and then searching church records in Canada and England. He has provided his descendents a priceless gift.