October 31, 2014

Former Canadian PR director Strickland dies

George K. Strickland, the former director of public relations for UTU Canada, died April 14. He was 91.

Strickland served with Royal Canadian Mounted Police before hiring out with Canadian Pacific Railway. He later worked as a UTUIA field supervisor prior to becoming the Canadian director of public relations.

A member of Local 483 at Toronto, Ont., Strickland was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Tunis Temple Shriners and Worl War II veteran.

He is survived by children Jim, Bob and Cathy, and was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen.