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George Aubrey Trusler III

May 18, 1955 — October 16, 2023

George Aubrey Trusler III (Geordie) BSc, Peng, MBA
May 18, 1955 - Oct 16, 2023


On Monday October 16th, 2023 Geordie passed away peacefully with the love of his life Kary
Firstbrook by his side after a long and courageous battle with Leukaemia.


A lifetime skier, hard working investor, avid sailer and boater, skilled mechanical engineer and a
fairly decent golfer. Geordie lived by the motto “you work hard and you play hard” and he did
this in the 2 places he called home Whistler, BC and Go Home Bay, Georgian Bay.


Geordie starting skiing at a very young age at Osler Bluff Ski Club. In his youth he competed in
Alpine Skiing, Ski Jumping, and raced on the Ontario XC Ski Team. But after a taste of west
coast powder while attending UBC, he caught the bug and many years later he made the move
with his family to Whistler, BC. There, he and his Kary raised their kids in the mountains.
Geordie was so passionate for skiing and Whistler that you couldn’t get him off it. He skied 180+
days a year for 20 years and in his early 60s he managed over 6.5 million vertical feet in one
winter.


Geordie continued to ski race every winter and his team managed to win the famous Peak 2
Valley ski race in their category 10 times. Although he always attributed that to the fact that his
wife Kary was the fastest woman on the course. Geordie and Kary also gave back to the
community of racing as volunteer as course slippers for Whistler and World Cup Races and the
2010 Olympics and Paralympics in Whistler. In 2019 they moved to Rossland, BC seeking a
quieter pace in a smaller ski town.


Geordie was a gifted academic. He attended Whitney PS, Deer Park, Jarvis Collegiate and Lake
Roseau School for boys. Afterwards he attended UBC, Guelph university, U of T where he
received a degree in Mechanical Engineering and then the Ivey School of Business at UWO. He
was a talented mathematician and went on to become a corporate financier specializing in
mining, and oil and gas with Research Capital, McCarthy Securities, First Delta Securities and
Canaccord Capital.


Geordie was a keen sailor and very competent mariner. He spent his summers and falls at their
cottage in Go Home Bay and exploring Georgian Bay and the North Channel. It was a place that
was close to family and he felt it was the most beautiful place in World. He loved to hunt and fish
and watch the storms come in. He loved the weather. Whether its was watching the water for
squalls or following the wind patterns to find the best snow on the mountains he was always
enamoured with it.


He was the first born son of Constance Sparrow and Dr. George Aubrey Trusler II. He was
predeceased by his mother Connie, aunt Jane Maher and father in-law William Firstbrook. He
will be sadly missed by his lifetime partner and loving wife Kary; and their eldest son George
Aubrey Trusler IV (Jay) (Amy) and granddaughters Waverly and Winnifred; sons Cricky and
Robby Trusler, his father Dr George Aubrey Trusler II (Doreen Pemberton); mother in-law Lorna
Firstbrook; and his brothers Eugene (Laurie), David, Andrew (Tamar) and sister Katie (David);
Firstbrook brother in-laws Will (Laurie), Don, Bryan (Stephanie), Peter (Christine); nephews
Thomas, Graham, Connor, Scottie, Evan, Joey, Jono, Daniel, Cole; nieces Julia and Gemma,
Amanda, Audrey, Megan and Claire; stepbrother Roger and stepsisters Maryjane, Tina (Andy);
and step nieces Taylor and Paige.


A celebration of life will be held this Sunday Oct 22nd at Osler Bluff Ski Club main lodge from
1-4pm. In future there will be a celebration of life in Whistler. TBA.
In Lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to his favourite charities Georgian Bay Forever or
Whistler SAR (Search and Rescue) or to the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.


In Lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to his favourite charities Georgian Bay Forever or
Whistler SAR (Search and Rescue) or to the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.
In Lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to his favourite charities Georgian Bay Forever or
Whistler SAR (Search and Rescue) or to the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

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