With sadness we announce the passing of Georgina Bone in Saskatoon, January 5, 2024. A memorial service will be held at 11am January 27, 2024 in Louise Ave. Congregational Church, at 1602 Louise Ave., Saskatoon. A reception will follow.
Georgina was born the youngest of five with 3 sisters (Margaret, Jane, Ella) and 1 brother (Lloyd). Her parents emigrated from Scotland and established a homestead at Ridpath in the Rosetown area. The impact of the depression on farming was an influence on her early life.
After completing teacher’s qualification at the University of Saskatchewan, Georgina studied at Knox Presbyterian College in Toronto to become a Deaconess. She began a career in Christian service by providing youth leadership training for the Presbyterian Church in Saskatchewan. Later she returned to teaching as a high school English teacher in Saskatoon. She was fascinated by how children learn and pursued a Masters degree at Columbia University, New York and ultimately a PhD in linguistics at the University of Alberta. She wanted to apply her learning to teaching and became an educational psychologist for 6 rural school divisions until her retirement.
Georgina loved literature and was a creative writer, a passion she pursued in retirement. She was generous and volunteered in many ways to assist others, especially children and young people. Many of them became a special part of her life. She had a great capacity “to live in the moment”, was curious about everything and empathic and caring in her relationships. She was an inspiration to all.