Stringer, George EverettSunday, 07 Aug 2011
GEORGE EVERETT STRINGER
Sept 23, 1925 Aug 7, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, George Everett Stringer.
George was born in Fort Stewart, Ontario. He was the second of six children. He enlisted in the Canadian Infantry at the age of 16 and served in WW2 in Northern Africa, Italy, France and Holland. He was sent to Vernon, B.C. for Officer Training where he met his beloved future wife Evelyn. After completing high school and grade 13 in Ontario, he returned to B.C. and enrolled at UBC. He received a Masters Degree in biology to become a Fisheries Biologist. He initially worked in Kelowna as a biologist for the B.C. government. In 1967 he was transferred to Kamloops to become the Regional Director of the B.C. Fish and Wildlife Branch until his retirement.
He is survived by his five children Joyce Hyam (Bob), Shirley Torreggiani, Sheila Bennett, Christine Dinicol (Bill), Shane Stringer (Jen), seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sister Helen Armstrong and brother Leonard Stringer. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn in 2010, sister Joyce and brothers Mel and Eric.
The family wishes to thank the many caring staff of Royal Inland Hospital and his many loyal friends.
Many people will remember George as an accomplished curler and enthusiastic horse trainer and breeder. We will all remember Dads determination, quiet dignity and compassion for all life.
A Celebration of Georges life will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour Street.
Should friends desire, donations to the R I H Foundation (ICU Campaign), 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 in memory of George would be appreciated.
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