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George DeMers

May 21, 1963 — March 16, 2024

George Thomas Demers, 60, of Missoula MT, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2024, while on his daily route.  He was born on May 21, 1963, in Morton WA, to Sharon (Bauer) and Dennis Demers.

George was the personification of enigmatic. He would quote poems by Robert Frost and Dylan Thomas then recite lyrics by The Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies, which, in his gravelly voice, would also sound like poetry. He embodied stoicism but not enough to prevent water works during romcoms. Although it may have been subtle, George took what he considered fashion risks, and even wore socks that weren’t Darn Tough once. 

He took great pride in his aromatic presence and was practically the face of Sauvage and Versace fragrances. He preferred finer threads and if they came in charged cotton it was charged to the account. He loved to travel and once described the Hemingway house in Key West as “The White House for literature.” At Universal Studios in Orlando, there wasn’t a ride too fast or a drop too steep that would steer him away. The man loved a challenge and welcomed them with a youthful optimism.

He worked hard for what he believed was worth his time and effort and in his free time he’d think of ways of creating more free time. George knew exactly how he wanted to spend his time and if not believed by those around him, it was believed by those closest to him. For a man that was his size with his strength it only made sense that his love was equipped for the woman he would spend the last decade with. George and his wife Rhonda shared a bond he once compared to as the ideal steak: “Rare, with a dash of sodium.” 

He enjoyed barbecuing on weekends with family and attempting to binge watch shows before falling asleep within the first thirty minutes. He was a phenomenal grandfather, giving absolute priority to his grandchild’s happiness. He’d do anything to give his family everything.      

George was a testament to not letting one’s past define them. He overcame obstacles in life that were the size of mountains, and where others would give in and succumb to the arduous journey, George would pull up his calf-high socks, tighten his Merrel boots, and continue trekking. He would continue in rain, mud, sleet, and snow and because of that we will always be grateful for the reminder that it wasn’t his last route he passed away on but the beginning of a more important one.

He is survived by his wife Rhonda, parents, Dennis and Sharon DeMers, two sons, Bryson Sturgis of Florida, Randy Sturgis of Michigan, one sister, Lorri Earley (Mike), one brother, Corey DeMers (Dawnell). 

He is preceded in death by his brother Shawn DeMers and sister, Lonette Peltier, grandparents Harold and Alma DeMers, and Clarence and Helen Bauer. 

“Sometimes in life, when the odds are against you, it simply means you’re even.”

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, 3/25 at 1:00 p.m. at 

Garden City Funeral Home with Pastor Floyd Oliver officiating.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Monday, March 25, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory

1705 W Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59808

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