George and Annette Strunz have been married and living in Fredericton for almost fifty years. They have two daughters, one in Fredericton, with two university-age children and the other, with three younger children, outside Halifax. The grandchildren are, of course, the joy of their lives, and they look forward to spending more time with the younger ones when COVID restrictions are eased.
Annette was, among other things, an avid fiber artist and long-time member of the Fredericton Guild of Fiber Artists, exhibiting annually at Government House.
George is a retired research chemist. He admits to being old enough to have retired in the last century! During his career with the Canadian Forest Service and UNB, his research focused on the chemistry of natural products with the potential to reduce the damage to plants and trees caused by the diseases and insects that challenge their healthy growth.
After retirement, he had more time to devote to his other passions, including painting and choral music. He was a long-time member and one-time president of the Fredericton Arts Alliance.
Both George and Annette continue to be enthusiastic supporters of the Arts.