George STOUT

STOUT, George Herbert
September 22, 1915 - July 18, 2013
George was born in Edmonton to early Strathcona pioneers, Clarence and Jessie Stout.
He began his career as a journalist in Calgary, moved to the Edmonton Journal where he worked as an editor until 1963, and then became publisher of the Tweed News in Ontario. Later, he worked with the Government of Alberta and the Edmonton Public School Board. During World War II, George served in the Royal Canadian Navy.
George was a tireless volunteer and the recipient of many honours and awards recognizing his contributions. He was passionately interested in the history of Edmonton and vicinity. For 25 years, visitors to Fort Edmonton were entranced by his charm and wit as he portrayed Frank Oliver, publisher of the Edmonton Bulletin.
He was predeceased by first wife, Grace; brother Laurence; and stepson Ian.
George is survived by his loving wife Isobel; brother Monte; son Corey; daughters Janet (Gord), Cynthia (Ray); granddaughter Bailey; and step-grandchildren Darin and Tanya.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre.
In compliance with his wishes, George's remains have been donated to the University of Alberta Anatomical Gifts Program. A remembrance ceremony will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Published in The Edmonton Journal from July 23 to July 24, 2013