George Alexander Thorburn of Ripley, died at Victoria Hospital, London, May 18, 2019, at the age of 72. Born in Montreal, Sept. 3, 1946, he was the son of the late Myrtle (Doig) and Norman Thorburn. Beloved husband of Elaine (McIntyre) for 31 years. Missed by his children, Jim of Ripley; and Carol of Port Elgin. Survived by his sister, Linda Thorburn of Montreal; brothers-in-law, John, Donald, Allan and Bruce McIntyre, all of Elgin County; and sister-in-law, Dianne McIntyre of Ottawa. Also survived by his extended family in Montreal and Lachute, Quebec. Predeceased by his parents; and infant brother, Nelson. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 7-9 p.m., at MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, where the funeral will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 1 p.m., with Ann Maycock officiating. Interment, Ripley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and memorial information available on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.