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On April 21st, 1995 the Ontario piping community lost an ardent supporter and good friend.

george sherriffBefore coming to Canada in 1947, George resided in Glasgow, where he started piping with the Boys Brigade. He played with a number of bands in Scotland. These included the Cabar Feidh, Stewart & Lloyd's and Clan MacRae Pipe Bands.

After emigrating to Canada he joined the Dofasco Pipe Band. He later joined the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, under P/M John Wilson, where he rose to the rank of Pipe Sergeant. He retired from the band in 1967.

George was well known in Ontario as a dedicated teacher of the pipes and a composer of many pipe tunes. He was a loyal supporter of the Niagara-Hamilton Branch of the Pipers' & Pipe Band Society of Ontario.

George will be remembered fondly by his many friends and pupils. His keen wit will be unforgettable to those who knew him. He was never without a story or wee joke.

George Sherriff's unfailing support of many generations of young players has helped contribute to the legacy of successful piping from Ontario. This contest is named in his honour.

 

George Sherriff Memorial Invitational Website

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