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A heart felt farewell to a dear friend and steel drummer who served our culture with dignity, we will treasure the memories you so lovingly shared with us. R...

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Comment by Gregory Lindsay on July 29, 2014 at 8:56pm

From Power Stars Steel Orchestra
114 Western Main Road 
St. James, Port-of-Spain
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
West Indies.

On behalf of the Management & Members of Power Stars Steel Orchestra and by extension the St. James/Fort George community, please allow me to express our deepest regrets for the George and Marshall family's beloved loss..Norris George.

I had the opportunity to closely interact with Norris quite a few times over my period in Ann Arbor through Mr. Hugh Borde of Trinidad Tripoli; Mr. Robert Valentine, Dector Scott & Linton 'POPS' Harper & Joseph Allen & the late Steven Springer formerly of Niteflight; Mr. Michael Kerhanan et al of 21st Century; Steel Orchestras and others to numerous to mention.His demeanor was always cordial, professional and showing a general sense of concern in all pan folk, particularly those like Power Stars that lost their way, in assisting to getting us back on track. 

May your bereaved family and all members of Ann Arbor/Detroit musicians comunity, find comfort and solace in the great work which he did to allow orchestras like ours to make it. To the triumphant strains of this global cultural icon, onward to Valhalla, may Norris George's soul eternally rest in peace.

Comment by Gregory Lindsay on July 29, 2014 at 8:51pm

one of my good friend Norris's favorite comedians....I will miss him so dearly.....quoting Dr. Batson's comments Norris George was a dedicated pioneer of the steel band movement.  He quietly made the music come to life.  I am honored to have shared many musical moments with him and to have learnt from him.  May he rest in peace."

Comment by Clifford Alexis on July 29, 2014 at 1:16pm

Condolences to the George family I knew Norris very well last spoke with him two weeks ago at Hugh Bordes House in Michigan. R.I.P Norris God Bless

Comment by Kenrick Headley on July 28, 2014 at 7:17pm

On behalf of the Headley Family, I would like to extend my sympathy to the Family, relatives, and friends of

Norris George.Norris was an amazing double tenor player that contributed to the history and the success of

the Tripoli Steel Band. Norris was a good friend and had a great sense of humor that had all the band members laughing. May you rest in peace and let the sweet music of  Tripoli Steel band be with you forever.

Comment by Caspar Durant on July 28, 2014 at 4:06pm

Condolences from My Family To the Relatives and Family of Norris, I was a member of Esso Tripoli aka. Trinidad Tripoli, The Original Trinidad Tripoli, Must reiterate The First Trinidad Tripoli, and I was reintroduced to Trinidad and Tobago in 1972, living in Norris House in Tunapuna, I still live in Tunapuna. With this you know I could probably write a book about this gentle spirit. But just to link some souls that has passed whit a little history please permit me to say, "He was the last serving member of the double tenor section who left Trinidad and Tobago in 1967 with Esso Tripoli, and they were in order of 1 to 4, Raymond Phipps, Derick Timothy, Gerald Logie, and now Norris George, May their souls rest in peace, I Thank God for them being in my life, I have only joyous memories of them, with them, and they live on in Me and in Mines.

Comment by Garnet Findlay on July 27, 2014 at 9:54pm

Condolences to the George family, from the Findlay family in Jacksonville, Florida.  He visited me once a year every January and I'll miss his quiet spirit.

Comment by Dawn K Batson on July 27, 2014 at 9:43pm

Norris George was a dedicated pioneer of the steel band movement.  He quietly made the music come to life.  I am honored to have shared many musical moments with him and to have learnt from him.  May he rest in peace.

Comment by Jennifer Jagbir on July 27, 2014 at 2:36pm

Condolences to the entire George family.  Norris will surely be missed by the members of 21st Century Steelband  and especially so around Miami Carnival.  May his soul rest in peace.

Holly, Jenny & Kendall

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