George William Passmore

Jun 17, 1934 - Sep 21, 2019

Obituary

George left this life behind to be with his Lord and Companion, Jesus Christ on September 21th. He was doing what he loved, vacationing with his wife, Pat. George was born in Moscow Idaho, June 17, 1934, son of Cecil and Ruth Passmore. He attended University of Idaho and graduated from Washington State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. George loved nature and could be found outside puttering in his garden, watching birds, canoeing, cross country skiing or caring for animals. He embraced nature as a true gift from God, something to awe over and appreciate. His love for nature was evident with the twinkle of joy in his eye when he saw a bird in flight or a beautiful mountain range. George was passionate about helping others, he volunteered weekly at the Des Moines food bank, sponsored a child in Nicaragua through Unbound, and spent countless hours assisting the Sisters with transportation needs. George impacted many lives through his 48 years of Veterinary Medicine. His first professional position was at Wendall Veterinary Hospital, then buying and becoming the solo practitioner at South Seattle Veterinary Hospital in 1965. George’s compassion for animals and skills made him one of the most respected Veterinarians in South Seattle. George was a dedicated member of Saint Bernadette’s Catholic Church, Kiwanis, Burien Toastmasters, Seattle Veterinary Medical Association, Alfa Zeta Honor Society, Washington State Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical association.

Above all George loved and cherished his family. George is survived by 4 children, Tami Klein and husband, Matt, Bill Passmore and wife, Linda, Wendy Poston and husband, Shane, Anthony Tarricone and life partner Carrie Chase; 3 grandchildren Sabrina Coats, Michael Poston and Katherine Poston; his siblings Jim Passmore and Elizabeth Klontz; many nieces and nephews; in addition the love of his life, Pat Passmore. He was predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Ruth Passmore and brother Bob.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday October 1st, 2019 at 11am, viewing at 10am. Saint Bernadette Catholic Church, 1028 SW 128th St. Seattle WA, 98146.

Following the memorial George will be laid to rest with a graveside service at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, South 204th and Orilla Rd, Kent, WA, 98031 Finally we will celebrate George’s life with fellowship and stories at The Harp Irish Restaurant, 24437 Russell Rd, Kent, WA 98032.

In lieu of flowers please emulate George’s character by forgiving someone that may have wronged you, help someone vulnerable or give encouragement to others.

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Claudia & Don Hansen
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Claudia & Don Hansen

Charles Estes
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Charles Estes

Our last parting was a good one, my only regret is that I wish we had spoken more recently.

Ginger Matthews
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Ginger Matthews

Uncle George I’m miss you and I love you.

Kayla Hotvedt
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Kayla Hotvedt

You will be greatly missed Uncle George. I have such fond memories of you and Pat visiting Lee and I in North Dakota and many fond memories as a child. Sending all my love and prayers.

Carlena Crittenden
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Carlena Crittenden

Certainly the most kind and accepting of humans. Brilliant, humble, humane, tremendously encouraging. A gentle soul with a sharp wit. It is an honor to have known you George. I will always cherish our many laughs, the wisdom you shared, and the love you showed me. Rest in peace, sweet friend.

My heart is with Pat, and their children. Deepest condolences to George’s entire family.

Cristina Briseno
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Cristina Briseno

Eternal gratitude for two hands and one heart of the most wonderful person I ever met. You will always will be in my heart and my memories.

Dr. Passmore your legacy is a blessing for all of two and four “paws” souls You are a reference of human kindness, devotion, and healing.

You were an angel in this world spreading your wings to help and heal.

Rest in peace beloved angel.

My deepest condolences for the family and friends.

Christina Passmore
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Christina Passmore

We don’t get to choose our family, but if we did, Uncle George would have always been at the top of the list. A more giving and understanding soul is hard to find. He supported me in so many ways when my mother passed that it cn never be properly expressed. or thanked.

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Betty (Bobbi) Crawford
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Betty (Bobbi) Crawford

His smile is so accepting, his heart is so huge, his wisdom and love are far spreading to everyone he met or came in contact with.. his love was totally unconditional and sincere. How can he not be Gods example of how we are supposed to live and love? Our family has been blest with his smile, wisdom and love… may we always reflect and imitate his example for us.. We love you George and Thank You for leaving such a huge footprint on our hearts.. Sincere love to all his family! Love you Pat, Wendy & Anthony!!

Wendy Pringle
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Wendy Pringle

We were so blessed to have Dr Passmore care for our pets for many years. He was such a kind person. Our condolences to the family.