Obituary of George Noguchi
On February 8, 2022, George left us to join his mother Yoshiko (deceased 2020) and father Chuck (deceased 2006). He is survived by his wife Betty (nee Scheubel), his son Kenny, stepsons Dustin and Tyson (Meesah), sisters Joy and Denise, brother Ken (Michelle), nieces Sara and Lisa, aunts and uncles and several cousins both near and far.
George, born and raised in Toronto, attended George S. Henry Secondary School where he learned to hone his euchre skills. From early teens, he enjoyed going to concerts with friends and family and was frequently the “go-to” guy to get the best seats. His own collection of ticket stubs continued to expand throughout the years. George had an encyclopedic knowledge about music – he could always be counted on to name the artist and song title of the most obscure tunes.
George was always involved in sports, especially football, baseball, lacrosse, hockey and golf. He also enjoyed watching sports and was a true Leafs fan, attending numerous games over the years and had bragging rights to attending the last game at Maple Leaf Gardens and the first game at the Air Canada Centre. George could talk endlessly about the careers of many players in different sports – their positions, the teams they played for, the years they played and could easily make reference to a player’s highlight reel.
Summer was his most favorite time for it involved baseball. George played softball with his family and friends in the annual CIBC work league and went on to become the league president. It was only natural that if both George and Betty played baseball, so would their son Kenny. George was dedicated to giving Kenny every advantage to become the best baseball player he could be (including becoming a parent-coach and team manager), devoting hours to attending all practices and games and always offering suggestions, more often than not, with very positive results.
George was gifted with a great memory, an analytical mind with a talent to see the ‘big picture’ and translate it to lay terms. It became easy to expect George to be our problem solver.
George was a thoughtful and loving father, husband, son, brother, and friend. All those who knew him well, felt that. He is fondly remembered for his smile, his sharp wit, his always-present sense of humour and, of course, his long hair. His guidance and gentle caring ways will be greatly missed.
A private family service will be held for George at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.