Two long-time City of Kimberley employees retire

George Stratton retires from Corporate Administration; Jack Paterson from Fire Department

The City of Kimberley lost a wealth of experience in one day last week as both Chief Corporate Administrator George Stratton and Deputy Fire Chief Jack Paterson retired.

Stratton retired after 23 years with the City and over 40 years in municipal government.

Council commented on his retirement last week at their regular meeting, all agreeing that his wealth of knowledge of local government would be missed.

Coun. Darryl Oakley, who served with Paterson on the Kimberley Fire Department said that he went above and beyond his duties as Deputy Chief.

“He was hugely respected,” Oakley said. “He was a calm voice and really great to work with, a true professional.”

“Both George and Jack did great work for the City over the years. They will both be missed,” said Coun. Jack Ratcliffe.