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George Vincent Trainor

Date of Death: May 3, 2019


George Vincent Trainor
December 14, 1934 – May 3, 2019

George was born in the old Kootenay Lake Hospital, the youngest son of Honora Christina Murphy of Kaslo and George Edwin Trainor of Kinkora, Prince Edward Island. He attended St. Josephs Academy and Notre Dame College in Nelson, Christ the King Seminary in Burnaby, Southern Alberta Technical School in Calgary, and then hired on at the Canadian Pacific Railway, where he worked as a brakeman and conductor for 35 years.

In his youth he excelled at hockey, lacrosse, basketball and was a great left handed pitcher for many teams. He loved the outdoors and his fishing and camping trips

He met the love of his life, Evelyn Riesterer in first grade, where they sat across the aisle from each other, and their romance continued through the years. His brother, Monsignor Les Trainor married them in the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate on July 15, 1957.

They were blessed with eight “jewels” – Carey Michelle (Dennis Tank), George Robert (Lisa Bolen), Shauna-Marie (Eric Eggers), Leslie Gerard (Shauna Shalley), Jennifer Rosaleen (Dave Scott), Noraleigh Ann (Howie Steele), Aileen Marisa (Dean Zarikoff), Maryjean Louisa (Scott Le Buke).

George was a lifetime member of the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, serving as Bishop Martin Johnsons alter server throughout his school years. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Foresters.

His main job in the summer was driving his eight children to their various swim meets, which lasted for 20 years.

George was a humble, caring, and trustworthy man, full of fun, and his wit and contagious laugh will be greatly missed.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Most Reverend Les Trainor, sisters Kay McGauley, and sister Rosalee Trainor C.S.J.P., and is survived by his wife and soulmate Evelyn, sister Aileen Trainor C.S.J.P., eight children, 20 grandchildren – Aaron Eggers (Patti Jean), Sarah Eggers (Justin Remple), Tanya Eggers (Kevin Briggeman) Ryan Keller (Brittany), Jamie Keller (Phil Allen), Geri Trainor (Wayde Hicks), Merisa Trainor (Dan Butler), George M. Trainor, Katlyn Trainor, Les Trainor, Jordan, Braeden and Ashley Zarikoff, Kaleigh Scott (Dan Donald), Kelsie Scott (Mike Larsen), Shayne Scott (Rachel), Reath and Bryan Trainor and Bailey and James Le Buke. As well as 16 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The world has lost a great man. There will be a little less laughter on earth, but a grand time in Heaven! There will be a private family service at a later date.


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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: friend

Evelyn & family,
I am so sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was such a sweet man!
Keeping you all in my prayers!
M Joey Gatchell

From: Jeannine Moreau Gouveia
Relation: Family Friend

Mr. Trainor and my father, Leo Moreau were great friends. Our families had a combined total of 14 children! When my father died, Mr. Trainor stepped into the role of a secondary father that very afternoon. He made sure we six kids had a continuing father figure in our lives. Camping, fishing, he included us. Both Mr. and Mrs. Trainor were such a presence in our lives, as kids and as adults. He was a man who used few words, he didn’t have to, he was a prankster and had such an infectious laugh! To know Mr. Trainor and to be a part of his life was what made our childhood fun and enjoyable. Mr. Trainor, I’ll miss you so very much. Thank you.

From: Harvey & Bette
Relation: Bette worked with Evelyn in Mount St Francis and I tried to play hockey with his son George Jr and met him quite a few times.

Sorry to hear of the passing of George. He was a gentleman.

From: Colleen Driscoll
Relation: Friend of family...

George always had a smile hug and a kind word.. he shines through in his family my heart goes out to you all… he is missed..

From: Brian and Flo
Relation: Friend

Sincere condolences to the Trainor family !
We mourn with you , because we have lost a good friend.
You have lost a husband , father , grandfather and brother as well as a friend !
We shall always remember the great times we spent with you all.
George may not be with us anymore , but he will not be forgotten !
Brian and Flo and family

From: Mary Trainor-Toole
Relation: extended family

Deepest Sympathies to Evelyn and the Trainor family from our PEI Trainor (George Trainor) Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

From: Jean SPEIRS
Relation: good friend

so sorry to her of Ger
so sorry to hear of Georges passing . RIP

From: Jean SPEIRS
Relation: good friend

So sorry to hear of Georges passing. RIP George

From: Mimi Sturgeon

Condolences to Evelyn and family,

Dear Evelyn,

I have just learned of George’s accident and your loss.

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I remember George fondly and think of him always with his good humour and smile, and have some happy memories during younger years too. Sending a photo “from younger years”.

I will be having a Mass said for George in the near future.

Enclosed is a photo of George, Joe, and Pat Poulin “in younger years” holding their pet rabbits – taken in Trainer’s front yard. As I recall they had a difficult time trying to keep the bunnies in the yard. Mine was wild, and did not make this photo op.

I hope to fly to Nelson this summer, cabin has been sold, but many good memories.


Mimi Sturgeon

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