In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

George Beatty Sterne

 

Chief Petty Officer, Motor Mechanic

 

Born: 09 Apr 1912, Ontario

 

Died: 15 Oct 1990, Deep Bay, British Columbia

 

STERNE, George Beatty - was the son of William H.S. and Ethel Sterne.  He was born in Ontario but grew up in Edmonton, AB.  Prior to the Second World War, George served 3 years in the Edmonton Police Department.  After his time in the Navy, George he moved to Burnaby, BC where he took up sports car driving.  The ashes for George and his wife Lydia were scattered at sea off Deep Bay, BC.

 

George's brother, Flight Lieutenant John Rutherford Sterne, DFC, was shot down and killed over France during the Second World War.

 

George Beatty Sterne: The Life, Racing Career, and Dedication to the Morgan Sports Car by Marv Coulthard, Salt Spring Island, BC.

 

Memories of George Beatty Sterne - by Bob Sterne

 

Ships served in:

Q080 - George Sterne was serving in Q080 when she ran aground on PEI in Jan 1943

Q122

 

GS01

GS02

GS03

GS04

(GS01) ML Q080  (GS02) Funnel art on ML Q080 - Popeye kicking a U-boat  (GS03) A Fairmile iced-up - believed to be ML Q080 - showing winter conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence  (GS04) Crew of ML Q080.  CPO Sterne, front row, 3rd from right

 

Photo GS04 is also posted on the ship's company photo page for Q080

 

GS05

GW06

GS07

GS08

(GS05) The launching of ML Q115  (GS06) CPO George Sterne on ML Q122  (GS07) Crew of ML Q122 c1944 - George Sterne just to the right of the mast wearing a t-shirt and his cap askew  (GS08) ML Q122 - photo from a ship's Christmas card

 

Photo GS07 is also posted on the ship's company photo page for Q122

 

GW09

 (GS09) Crew of ML Q122 - CPO George Sterne front row, centre

 

Photo GS09 is also posted on the ship's company photo page for Q122

 


 

G.B. Sterne on his motorcycle pre-Second World War.

 

In 1931 George won the Alberta Hillclimb Championship on a Harley.

 


 

George Sterne leading the Porsche in the hairpin at Westwood

 


 

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