Thursday, May 28, 2009

In Loving Memory of George Benedict Qualey

George Benedict Qualey

BENEDICTA - George Benedict Qualey, 88, left this world May 23, 2009, to rejoin his wife, Ella Qualey, and his daughter, Angela Qualey, who beat him to the race to heaven. He was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Benedicta, to Andrew and Elizabeth (Rush) Qualey. George's two main passions in life were spending time with the ones he loved and enjoying the great outdoors. He was a dedicated father of 12 children, and a proud grandfather to 44 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with whom he shared his remarkable love for all of God's creations. George lived his life in accordance with three simple principles; time is a precious commodity to be spent wisely and purposefully; mankind is the assigned caretakers of this world, not its supreme ruler; and living in harmony with nature is not only advisable, it is necessary to living a healthy balanced existence. Those who knew George know he was a master gardener, avid trapper and hunter, and devout nature watcher. Observing and nurturing all of God's creations was his life passion. Throughout life, George faced many challenges and without fail he came out victorious with a crooked smile on his face and love in his heart. He epitomized true wisdom and appreciation for life. George used his deep awareness of the significance of life to light sparks in the hearts of all he knew. As in all aspects of nature, the time has come for the torch to be passed. In honor of George's life we must let the sparks be kindled by our protector, our teacher and our coach, burn bright and light the torch for the next generation. Teach love and respect for all of God's creations, be conscious of how you spend your time and remember that it is family that kept George here for so long, and it is that same family that will keep his memory alive until, in heaven, we meet again. Family may call 10-11 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Benedicta, where funeral services will begin 11 a.m. Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls.

Here is a list of his children: Paul, Bill, Phillip, David, Bernard, Steven, Buzzy, Sue, Doris, Irene and Eloise.
My grandfather was from a family of 14. His siblings are Hazel, Nora, Anna, Catherine, Irene, Louise, Margaret, Francis, Arthur, Robert, Herbert, Harold, Gilbert

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