Thompson Funeral Service
Gregory St. George

Gregory St. George

Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
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Please share your favorite memory of Gregory to be included in a special keepsake book for the family.
Gregory David St. George, 51, of Nelson, BC passed away on February 27, 2024 at Kootenay Lake Hospital. 

Greg was born on April 6, 1972 in Sudbury, ON to Marcel St. Georges and Madeline (Sparling) St. Georges.  He grew up in Chelmsford, ON where he attended high school and was on the wrestling team.  After graduation he moved to Toronto, ON where he got into powerlifting.  Greg moved to Vancouver, BC and eventually made his way to Kelowna, BC.  In 2004 he placed best overall in the Western powerlifting championship.  He began to work training other powerlifters and became a coach for the Canadian powerlifting team and took Ebony Rutko to the world powerlifting championship in Bulgaria in 2006.  In 2005 Greg met his wife Corinne (Johnson) St. George and they were married in 2007.  They eventually moved to Alberta where their son Hunter St. George was born in 2010.  Greg and Corinne moved back to BC in 2015.  In 2017 Greg got the job as manager of the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre. He is survived by his wife Corinne and their son Hunter St. George of Nelson, BC, his brothers Wayne St. George and Tom (Jackie) St. Georges of Kelowna, BC, his sister Darlene St. Georges of Lethbridge, AB, his father Marcel St. Georges of Chelmsford, ON and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his Mother Madeline St. Georges.

 A celebration of life will be held at 1pm on Sunday May 19, 2024, at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.

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I was about 19 years old when I met Greg in the Golds Gym in Kelowna, BC. I had just had a knee surgery and was doing my best to rehabilitate the injury and to gain strength back in my leg. Greg approached me and asked me questions about my experience in the gym, my weight, and how much I was able to lift. I was honest about my complete lack of gym or training knowledge and was surprised with his directness when he offered to train me in powerlifting. I told Greg that I was a student and did not have the money to pay for personal training. Greg looked at me blankly like I should have known and said ‘you don’t have to pay me, I will train you for free.’ Having been taught that nothing in life is free, I was initially cautious and did not readily trust his offer. At that time, I was not able to comprehend how a person would want to give so freely of their time and energy simply because they saw potential and wanted to help to bring it to life. I never asked him why he chose me or his intentions in training me and, as time passed and we got to know each other, I didn’t have to. It was an unspoken bond – a witnessing of human potential and an ethic of care and love to do what one can to make the life of another being better when one is able. I would be interested now to know what he imagined in the moment that we met, since his being conveyed a confidence that he knew something great was possible if we both could meet in a place of giving ourselves fully to the task. And, over time, after blood, sweat, and many many tears, I was able to meet him there.
The first time that we met for training in the gym, Greg showed me the basic movements and techniques of the squat, bench press, and deadlift. We were both surprised at how much I was able to lift without any formal training or experiences with the lifts. We got excited and devised a schedule to train 3 times per week. When we started competing in powerlifting competitions, we quickly started setting both provincial and national records. Greg often spent 3-4 hours with me in the gym to train not only my body but my mind to allow me to acquire the mindset of an elite athlete. He taught me how to harness physical and emotional energy, emotion, and pain and to direct it into explosive movement. He showed me how to trust in my body’s reflexive movements, so that in time, when I lifted the weight off the rack, I stopped thinking and allowed my body to do exactly what we taught it to. Overtime, he taught me to move from a place of instinct - performance came not from thought, but from a place of deep inner knowing and trust. This was a type of connection with my body that was new to me and has been a resource to me throughout my life.
I can recall moments in the sauna when we had to make weight the night before a competition and I, dizzy from lack of calories, was convinced that I had lost the last drop of water in my body. Greg always stood on the other side of the sauna door and suffered with me. He would share stories of back in the day being wrapped in garbage bags on a stationary bike in the sauna to make weight for wrestling. He always made sure to be present when I had to endure pain to remind me about what we were working towards and to train my mind to make best use of it. He never let me turn away from physical or emotional suffering and carried a confident knowing that I can and must face what hurts so that I can move forward in life. It helped me to come to know that suffering and pain is an indispensable part of growth and that one need not run from it – that true strength can come from standing naked, scared shitless, without protection, facing what comes with an open heart. I can imagine that, in the time we were training, Greg might also have suffered a great deal – the time he gave up to train me, the finances that he devoted to attending competitions with me, and even the physical pain endured as he put on my equipment. I can recall that his fingers would bleed as he ensured that the tight-fitting equipment required for competition was on properly. I like to imagine that his suffering might have helped him to realize his own growth and potential, maybe bringing him closer to something vitally important in his own being. Greg and I suffered – we came through so much together and he never left me alone in it. The suffering we endured also led us to our greatest joys and triumphs, the fruits of which were also shared.
Over time, our training eventually evolved into Greg putting weight on the bar and me lifting without knowing the number of pounds that I was to encounter. He taught me to not judge the feeling of the weight on my back or in my hands as I set up to make the lift. I will never forget during one training session, I was deadlifting and kept missing my attempts at a certain weight. Greg got angry at me because he knew that I had the capacity to lift it. I bit back at him and, through sweat, tears, and complete exhaustion, protested that he should back off because it was simply not possible. Greg surprisingly seemed to relent and told me to go to the water fountain while he took some weight off of the bar for the last set. When I returned, I did the same to set up as usual without concerning myself with how much was on the bar. I knew it was lighter and completed the lift successfully. When I looked up after the bar returned to the ground, Greg had a giant smirk on his face as he informed me that he had actually loaded more weight onto the bar. There were many moments like this, where Greg taught me over and over again that I could trust in myself, but also another person to know me and my abilities. It was a kind of surrender to let myself be guided with complete trust that he would be there to catch me. It was an excruciating process for us, but a necessary requirement of my training that took years to unfold.
Some thought Greg was too hard on me. He would yell and shout at me when he knew that I was holding myself back from what I was capable of. We had a way of communicating that was harsh at times but his words to me were filled with love and a confident knowing that I could be more. I can recall a training session when I was extremely hungover and Greg showed absolutely no mercy or sympathy. I swear that he trained me harder that session than ever before. While my mind was occupied with bargaining with my body to stop the spinning and to not vomit, Greg was stoic, unrelenting, and welcoming of the opportunity to reinforce the strength that was building within me to lift in any physical or emotional state. I remember that he would often pull me close under his arm to embrace and show tenderness and deep care. In these moments, I felt like I was being taken under his wing.
Greg was also soft with me when he saw that I needed it. During exam time, I was extremely stressed as I struggled to finish papers, complete readings, and study for tests. He could see when I was taking life too seriously and it was impacting my capacity to function in the way that I needed. One evening after a training session, Greg joined me on my walk home, since the direction that I was heading was on his way. I was consumed with panic about an upcoming examination, what I was doing after the semester ended, and any other thing that I could think of to be concerned about. Greg stopped me mid sentence and informed me that we were going out for beers that night. I immediately shut it down. It was impossible – I felt unable to waste a minute of time that could be used for studying. Given my stubborn nature and how seriously I take my studies, I’m not sure how Greg convinced me to go out with him. He had a way of communicating his point of view in a way that could persuade someone of anything. His confidence was contagious and at times very helpful, at other times it made me want to punch him out… with affection, of course. We ended up at a bar not far from his house. We played pool, drank pitchers of beer, and ate wings until the bar closed and kicked us out. We were both extremely intoxicated and thought it a wise idea to buy a twenty sixer from the liquor store next to the bar for the walk home. We stumbled towards his house talking absolute nonsense between swills of green apple Sour Puss. As we walked past hedges, I took a running start and body-checked him into a large cedar hedge. The bush enveloped him and all I saw was a hand emerging from the greenery, reaching for help to get up. We were both consumed with hysterical laughter. I grabbed his hand to pull him out, and when he had enough balance to get up, he grabbed me, feet clear from the ground, and threw me into the same hedge. I’m sure that if there were by passers, they must have thought we were crazy, or just stupid. We walked the rest of the way to his house absolutely decimating peoples hedges along the way, laughing hysterically at the other’s plight. I crashed on his couch that night and went to school the next day in stained clothes, cedar bits in my hair, and probably wreaking of alcohol. On another night of drunken debauchery, I can remember Greg insisting that we collect everything that we could from people’s lawns as we walked past. He was walking behind me and, as I turned around to tell him that it was a stupid idea, he stood with an armful of items from real-estate signs to lawn ornaments. Greg helped me in moments when I needed to take life less seriously and showed me how to enjoy letting loose so that I could refocus myself in a new way on what needed to be done.
Greg talked a lot about wanting to find a partner, to get married, and to have a child. It was a dream that he never lost sight of and the absence of it in his life seemed to torture him at times. I will never forget when he met Corinne. He lit up when he talked about her and when I finally met her, it was evident why. She was down to earth and a deeply loving and kind human being. Corinne became a part of our training team and dove full heartedly into fundraising, seeking sponsors, and generally doing whatever was needed to help us to actualize what we were working towards. She never commented on the time that Greg devoted to our training or what she selflessly gave to help us to actualize our goal. She seemed to see what Greg was helping me to move towards and dedicated herself to it as well. I am indebted to them both for my success as an athlete and what I was able to accomplish.
When we qualified for the World Championships, I was terrified of failure, but also of potentially being the best. Without being fully conscious of it, I scrambled out of fear and involved in myself in other jobs, volunteer positions, and tasks that took my mind away from our training –a sneaky form of self-sabotage. Ultimately, it was to prevent trying and potential loss – the vulnerability of opening my heart, engaging my being fully towards a task, and not being successful. Greg was lovingly direct and informed me, if I did not fully commit myself to our training, that I would be going to Worlds alone. Moments later, I quit everything that I had involved myself in and took the leap to dive headfirst into our training. I ate, slept, and breathed powerlifting for those months leading up to the World Championships. Clearing everything else away required me to face my fears of potential failure, of losing what matters most to me, and my fear of success. Greg helped me to taste what can be possible if I took the risk to fully commit to trying with all my heart and might, even when success felt impossible, and even if I failed. He helped me to learn how to be with tremendous discomfort and to appreciate the strength in it. Everything that I hated and wanted to turn away from inside myself had its place and purpose in our work – it was important. I came to know how to harness what tormented me and to use it towards life. All of the things that I learned from Greg have been woven into the fabric of who I am and who I will become. How can one ever repay a gift like this? What do we say when thank you is not enough? I only hope that I can pay these gifts forward in this lifetime – seeing and believing in the potential of others, tender acts of kindness from the heart. Perhaps this is a way that Greg’s legacy lives on – by being carried through the hearts of those who were touched by him. Greg, your impact on me reverberates throughout my existence. In the absence of better words, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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