Vale George Caris

October 22, 2013


Murtoa was saddened last week to learn of the sudden death of a former resident for over sixty years, George Caris.

George and his wife Ellinor came to the town in the 1950s, when he was appointed coach of the Murtoa Football Club. He had played league football with South Melbourne.As well as being a football talent George was one of stalwarts of Murtoa cricket, both as a impenetrable wicketkeeper and prolific batsman.

He and Ellinor ran a successful electrical and whitegoods shop from the front of their large home in Duncan Street for most of their time in the town.

George also gave back to the community and was a founding (charter) member of both the Apex Club and Lions Club. He and Ellinor recently moved into a smaller unit at Sunnyside Lutheran Retirement Village.

He is survived by Ellinor and children Sharon, Haydn, Rob, Phil and Katrina. He was farewelled by a large contingent of mourners in St John’s Lutheran Church last Thursday and interred at Murtoa Cemetery