George William Saulis
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George William Saulis of Oromocto First Nation. He passed away at Hospice House in Fredericton on August 22, 2017 at the age of 68, after a long hard-fought battle against Leukemia. He was the son of the late Robert John Saulis of Tobique First Nation, NB and Lucy Ann Nash of Gagetown NB.
George and his late wife Debbie raised six boys, four of them fosters sons they adopted, and throughout the years cared for many more foster children together. George was a hardworking father, who shared his love for wood working with his sons and grandsons. George started George and Sons Woodworking in 1970 in a small shop in his back yard, and the business remains one of the longest running Maliseet Businesses in NB. In 1989 his two eldest sons joined George in the work shop, where they worked side by side with George for the past 40 years. George was respected as a fine cabinet builder and skilled carpenter. Some of his work has been sent as far away as Australia and Wales. He was part of the crew who built the Maqtaquac Dam and the Burton Bridge. He taught cabinet making and mentored many young men and women in carpentry throughout the years.
In his free time, he enjoyed fiddle heading, hunting, watching wrestling, playing Pac Man, and collecting tools! He especially loved working on projects with his sons and grandchildren, and sitting around a campfire on one of his swings with his wife.
George is survived by his two sons, Mark Saulis (Tammy) and George Robert Saulis (Kim); their adopted children; Robert John Saulis (Tasha), Stefan Levi Saulis (Ashley), Trevor Eddie Saulis and Cody William Thomas Saulis. Brothers and sisters-in-law; Mark (Joyce), Faye (Jim), Janice and Phyllis, grandchildren; Samantha (Dillon), Marky, April, Bennett, Jessica, Tara, Tyler, Peyton, Sophie, Berenger, Andrea (Dan), Benjamin, Emmalee, as well as several god children, nieces, nephew and cousins and his good friend Jim Mossop. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Debbie Darlene Saulis, their infant daughter, and his sister Norma Paul.
George will be resting at his home at 2 Wel-A-Mook-Took Street, Oromocto First Nation on Wednesday August 23, 2017 2:00 pm until Friday August 25, 2017 at 10:00 am. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on August 25, 2017 at 11:00 am at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Antonio Reyes officiating. Interment to follow in the adjoining St Vincent de Paul Cemetery.
Donations can be made to Hospice House Fredericton in George’s memory. Online condolences and the sharing of memories may be expressed through www.bishopsfuneralhome.com.