Pi­o­neer of oil­sands in­dus­try dies at 67

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES - The Cana­dian Press

CAL­GARY — Rick Ge­orge, for­mer CEO of Sun­cor En­ergy and a pi­o­neer of Canada’s oil­sands in­dus­try, has died at the age of 67 af­ter a bat­tle with acute myeloid leukemia.

Ge­orge, who died Tues­day, is cred­ited with trans­form­ing Sun­cor from a money-los­ing oil­sands min­ing com­pany into one of Canada’s largest cor­po­ra­tions over a 21-year ca­reer be­fore his re­tire­ment in 2012.

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