Bullied George February 1, 1927 August 8, 2014
Our greatly beloved George, husband and father and friend, died peacefully August 8th at Penticton Regional Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. He was 87 years young. All who knew George will miss him. George was a man of strength, vision and love of his fellow man. He left the world a better place and his spirit will live on in those whose lives he touched, and there were many. George had a passion for justice and a heart that recognized suffering and a struggling spirit, and he spent much of his life teaching the Art of Living and introducing people to their inner selves, encouraging them to use their God-given talents in ways meaningful to themselves.
George was a Veteran of World War II and of the Korean War. His world was a big one. He was influenced greatly by Gandhi, the Hopi Indians, Martin Luther King, Fritz Perls, Abraham Maslow, and the Basilian Fathers of Windsor University where he became a Social Worker. George founded three rural communities for troubled youth in the 1970s and 1980s, the biggest one being Twin Valleys Educational Community near Wardsville, Ontario. Much of his life he worked with people as counsellor, healer, spiritual mentor, loving guide, inspired teacher. He was a long-term member of AA and valued the fellowship and principles of that organization. He became an Essene Minister in 1987 in Washington State, guiding and teaching according to the high principles of this historic group whose teachings had long been so close to his heart and psyche.
After returning to Canada, George worked as a Social Worker in Gastown for ten years, and his clients were those addicted to alcohol and drugs and those with AIDS. In 2002 he moved to Okanagan Falls with his wife, and founded and operated Pine Winds Recovery and Treatment Center until 2012. George is survived by his wife, Patricia Diewold, four children Marty, Patricia, Adam and Jeremiah, three foster children - George Jr., Robert and Russell. He is also survived by two sisters, Georgina and Gladys, and predeceased by five brothers and two sisters.
The valley spirit never dies
It is the woman, primal mother.
Her gateway is the root of heaven and earth.
It is like a veil barely seen.
Use it; it will never fail.
Lao Tsu - The Tao Te Ching, tr. Gia-Fu Feng & Jane English
REUNIONS 2010: Voices of the Valley. Edited by Hal Jenner.
A collection of photos, stories and lessons by the Students and Communitarians of Twin Valleys School, published on the occasion of the June 18th and 19th, 2010 reunion in London and Wardsville, Ontario.
More about Twin Valleys in Wardsville
2011: Twin Valleys Reunion 2011 Western Canada
Published on 25 Sep 2013 - Twin Valleys School, by Danny Gadd, Heart Visions Video Productions
Twin Valleys School was an alternative educational community founded in 1971 by George and Pat Bullied. It was a materialization of a dream George had - to provide a place for troubled kids where they could learn how to live, while learning how to make a living.
LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN - A National Film Board of Canada documentary about Twin Valleys
Twin Valleys Community & School
2. George Bullied
3. The 60-foot Dome
5. The 60-footer with Rod Conway
and Barbara Fisher? in foreground
6. Rodger Hyodo walking down the hill from Twin Villas
7. Rod Conway in clown outfit
8. Gary Lundy helping student Rick Canie
9. Jason Morris learns pottery with Ken Nicholls
10. Seph Harris and Garlyn Lundy
11. Irene & Fred Scott
12. Movie night in the Lodge dining room
13. Cindy Scott, ? Bryant, Kayle Stewart and David Pfaff
14. THE FARM
14. THE FARM - Clockwise from top left:
15. GRADUATION 1975
Photo From Glen Brackmann
L to R: Tony Vischshraper, Elaine Frasier, Mary Zimmerman, Dorothy Scott, Fred Scott, Diane Scott,
Bernie Oyatedor, Bev Roach, David Pasikov, Becky Niven, Rick Caney, B J Lundy, Glen Brackmann, Don White
16. The Elementary School: founding class, graduation day 1974
Teacher, Jeffrey Newman with Adam Bullied, Cindy Scott, Kelly Young, Chuck Aikman, John Zimmerman
MORE PICTURES FROM THE '70S
|18. The stack log building, with a fresh look||19. Towards the 60-footer|
If you want to see for yourself, and need directions, here's a map
A Twin Valleys student speaks (2007)
Why I was there:
I haven't been able to find out why I was even sent there. I was a runaway.
What I learned:
People are more important than possessions.
A fairly healthy diet.
Empathy, compassion, tolerance and always standing up for what I believe in, whether big or small
I don't follow the crowd, where everyone else will agree
I will speak out if I feel its wrong or unfair
I have not made it big. I am not wealthy, but I am known for fighting for change.
If someone would have listened to me growing up, my life may have taken a different course. It has been rough. Everyone seems to want to change the past, if they could. I would never change anything. It is because of it I am who I am today. I don't think I turned out that bad.
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