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Funeral Service of The Late George McNair Edmiston

George McNair Edmiston

06/06/1944 – 09/05/2020

Funeral Service – 18th May 2020 @ 1:30 Pm

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  • Harvie Ramos Posted 18/05/2020 7:48 am

    I worked with George for 12 years in the Bourke st branch . An absolute gentleman and kind person who will be missed . Rest In Peace George

  • Wayne Makin Deputy Chief Commissioner. St.Andrew’s Posted 18/05/2020 8:31 am

    Rest in Peace George, you are in safe hands. You are now reunited with all who have gone before you.

  • Kerry McDonald Posted 18/05/2020 10:31 am

    I joined CBA 44 years ago and had to visit George quite often in the voucher department at 367 Collins Street. George was always so friendly, knew everyone by name and was an absolute gentleman. That was in the days when we had a telex area, so messages coming to the Bank by telex. It was also great to see George at the Bank Ball on many an occasion. What a wonderful legacy George has left behind and such a milestone he and his family can be proud of. I dare say his CBA serving record will not be broken. Sending George’s family my heartfelt condolences.

  • Irene Posted 18/05/2020 11:06 am

    I have worked with George over several years at the Bourke Street branch. He was a lovely person with knowledge about many topics , which he proved when the lunch time quiz was done in the kitchen. Rest in Peace. My condolences to the family.

  • Mary Nicholls Posted 18/05/2020 12:42 pm

    Dear George – always a gentleman. Thank you for everything you gave to the CBA & shared with so many staff over your incredible Career .You are missed and so kindly remembered by all. Your memory will continue to live on in the Bank. Sincere sympathy to your family. Rest peacefully now.

  • Kim and Karen Posted 18/05/2020 12:55 pm

    Uncle George was funny and kind. He always had the right word to say no matter the occasion. He was at our weddings, christenings, his sister-in-law Carols 80th and there for some sad times as well. Last Christmas was special as he came to Townsville and Even wore his funny Christmas shirt dad had given him . It was special time. We are not there but share in this loss with our family and friends.
    To our family there, smile as he always did and keep safe.

  • Sandy Naidoo Posted 18/05/2020 1:21 pm

    I worked with George in CBD Area and ever since I met him he was a true gentleman he always opened the door for me or wait for me to get into the lift and his daily greetings in the morning he was loved by our customers and staff he worked with for many years . My deepest condolences to the family he will truly be missed by many .

  • Steena Posted 18/05/2020 1:26 pm

    Rest In Peace uncle George. We will love and remember you always xxxooo

  • Georgia Wolstenholme Posted 18/05/2020 1:27 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with George at Bourke St for over 5 years. I will never forget his chocolate draw in Safe Deposit, his knowledge of the guard keys and his professionalism with his customers. Another fond memory is if George and the trivia in the lunch room and he always had a great joke. He will be truly missed as a colleague and friend.

  • Ray and Dallas Beal (Townsville) Posted 18/05/2020 1:30 pm

    As friends of George’s brother Mal, we extend our condolences to the Edmiston families and trust you find peace and comfort knowing George is now with his Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Malcolm and Judy Buchanan Posted 18/05/2020 1:33 pm

    Vale George. You have joined with those that have gone before. Virtus Auget Honorem. Rest in Peace.
    Our condolences to Mal, family and friends.

  • Chris Posted 18/05/2020 1:43 pm

    Rest in peace George. Our office will not feel the same without you around, we will miss you

    • Darrin & Brian Posted 18/05/2020 7:15 pm

      George a true gentleman, and a man of great knowledge which he shared with us. Always polite and very friendly. You will be missed , from Darrin & Brian ( neighbours .

  • Ruth Kirsten (nee Bangsund) Posted 18/05/2020 2:09 pm

    Farewell cousin George, lovely man. Love and blessings to all the family

  • Peggy Posted 18/05/2020 2:16 pm

    George is an absolute gentlemen, I still remember the Bank ball sitting together and had a lovely chat! Rest In Peace George!

  • Georgina Posted 18/05/2020 2:18 pm

    Thank you George, it was an honour to work with you. Rest In Peace

  • Chandra Wilmsmeyer Posted 18/05/2020 2:21 pm

    I worked at 385 Bourke Street with George for almost 7 years. I don’t think there was a topic that George wasn’t knowledgable about. He always had some interesting insight to share. George would always bring in a cake on his birthday, he would leave it in the lunchroom for anyone to have some. He would lead us during our emergency evacuation drills, holding his umbrella (which he always had) up high for us to follow. George, you were a true gentleman and you will be missed by so many.

  • Angelina Robinson Posted 18/05/2020 2:42 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and loved ones you have left behind. George you were a true gentleman and an amazing employee. With your passing we lose so much history of the bank. I loved your stories about banking in the early days, how things have changed and the lessons we should learn. Your love for banking and your commitment to your team will forever be unsurpassed.

    Rest In Peace George, CBA mourns your loss.

  • John Waight Posted 18/05/2020 2:48 pm

    I worked with George at 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne for 15 years. Over the years we had many conversations covering a wide range of topics. He was always witty and always had a huge smile on his face. Not only was he a ‘Gentleman’, he was a ‘Gentle Man’ by nature and spirit. My condolences to the family. Rest In Peace, my friend.

  • HELEN WATTS Posted 18/05/2020 2:55 pm

    As a retired CBA Officer and past President of the CBA Staff Social and Charity Club (Vic) Inc, I worked with George and served on the Committee of the SS&CC for his 8 year tenure. George was a showman and was delighted in performing the duties of Master of Ceremonies at our large Annual Charity Balls in Melbourne. George was a true gentleman and a stickler for the protocols that had to be preserved. His Toastmasters experience gave him the confidence and booming voice to quieten the largest crowd. George will be sadly missed by his CBA colleagues and we send our condolences to his family and friends.

  • Tina Karipidis Posted 18/05/2020 8:01 pm

    I have worked with George over several years at the Bourke Street branch. He was a lovely person with knowledge about many topics , which he proved when the lunch time quiz was done in the kitchen. Rest in Peace. My condolences to the family.

  • Paulette Hall Posted 18/05/2020 8:23 pm

    I had the honour and privilege to work alongside George at 385 Bourke st for around 10 years and I have yet to meet another kind and gentle soul such as George , his integrity and knowledge and wisdom held no bounds. he will be sadly missed . My condolences to George’s family , a true gentleman who will be missed by many .

  • Stanley Edmiston Posted 19/05/2020 12:39 pm

    He was a true gentleman and I’m proud to have called him my cousin. I wished we could’ve been at the funeral today. Condolences to all of his family

  • Lyndon Elias Posted 19/05/2020 9:16 pm

    I had the absolute pleasure of working with Goeorge at 385 Bouke Street for over 20 years prior to my retirement in 2014. When the CBA acquired the State Bank of Victoria I was one of those fortunate SBV employees to be sent to 367 Colloins Street to obtain a first hand knowledge of the CBA systems and methods that had to be adopted going forward. It was George and his colleague Alan Cross who imparted this knowledge to us. I will always remember George operating the Coin machine with his Ear muffs on! Health & Safety was of major importance to him. The funeral service was a fitting tribute to a perfect gentleman and a sincere friend. May his soul Rest in Peace.

  • Brian Godley Posted 21/05/2020 3:40 pm

    George was a very friendly neighbour. We would chat at the front gate and he would tell us of how things were when he was growing up in area , which was very interesting and informative. We found him to be a warm , friendly man who always loved a chat. He will be surely missed . Regards Darrin & Brian ( neighbours)

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