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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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From: Werner and Lorry Mann

To the family of George Trainor we send our sincere condolences.
Sincerely, Werner and Lorry Mann and staff – A-3 Plumbing, Nelson

From: Pat McKenzie
Relation: George, was my cousin Evelyn's husbnd

We were saddened to hear of your loss. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family
Pat and Gary McKenzie

From: Paul and Vera Holitzki
Relation: Friends

We wish to pass on our heartfelt condolences to Evelyn and all the Trainor family in the passing of George Sr. The many times we spent together at our coffee sessions after Mass on Sunday mornings were priceless. These we will never forget, nor his wonderful laugh.

From: Don Franklin
Relation: Friend of my father and mother, and to our family

Dear Evelyn – so sorry to hear of dear George’s passing – he was a wonderful man who always treated me and my family with such respect and humanity. He will be missed by all who knew him

From: Josephine Bourgeois
Relation: Friend

Dear Evelyn and family:
My Condolences on George’s passing. George was a kind gentleman, who always had a smile or a one-line joke as a response to my inquiry.
He will be missed by his many friends in Nelson area and also at the “after Sunday morning church coffee group gatherings” with 10 – 12 friends meeting at various cafes and homes over the years.
Love and Prayers,
Josephine Bourgeois

From: Daniel Perich

My sincere condolences to the Trainor family. I will always cherish the times we went fishing to Wheeler lake, skating at Cottonwood or at our family get togethers. Mr.Trainor had an excellent sense of humour and nobody did the whistling hat dance better. He was a great man and will be deeply missed by all. I consider myself fortunate to have a person like him in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Trainor family .

From: Gord Corcoran
Relation: I worked with George at my water stations and had lots of laughs with him.

My condolences to the family.

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