The City of Penticton lost a business and community leader this weekend.
George Little, the past president of the Penticton Industrial Development Association, passed away Sunday morning.
Little was a prominent businessman who moved to Penticton as an inter-provincial journeyman electrician in the 1970s and worked for a local firm until starting G. Little Electric in 1985.
The electric service company grew over the years to include alarms and HVAC as well.
He was extremely committed to the community, volunteering with many organizations and serving on the City’s Fiscal Review Advisory Committee and previously on the Development Services Advisory Committee.
Little also gave his time to many industry organizations like the Southern Interior Construction Association, B.C. Construction Association, Electrical Safety Advisory Board of BC and Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.
Mayor Garry Litke read a statement during Monday night’s Council meeting:
“We are deeply saddened at the loss of George Little. He reminded us all that the public service should be a process of continuous improvement - always striving to do better and be better for the citizens and businesses of Penticton. He challenged us to soar ever higher in the pursuit of service excellence, and the City of Penticton is better for his contributions. On behalf of Council and the City of Penticton, our deepest condolences go to the Little family and those close to George. His leadership and service will long be remembered.”