St. George’s University mourns the loss of Paul John Vere Slinger, OBE, who passed away at the age of 82 after a long illness on Friday, October 21, 2016, surrounded by his family at his home in St. Paul’s.
A true patriot, Mr. Slinger served in the Grenadian government as the Minister of Tourism, and his profound love and passion for Grenada combined with his unfailingly hospitable and gentle manner earned him much praise and affection from everyone he encountered. Over the course of the past 40 years, Mr. Slinger introduced to Grenada the Carenage-to-Grand Anse Cross-Harbour swim race, the Hash House Harriers, and the Grenada Triathlon. And in 2010, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire OBE by Her Majesty the Queen of England. For Mr. Slinger, there was no place on earth quite like Grenada.
As a young man, Mr. Slinger served as an officer in the British Guiana Volunteer Force. He then worked as a senior executive of American Life throughout the Caribbean before returning to his beloved island home to raise his family. Mr. Slinger was a devoted husband and father to his three daughters, one of whom, Ann Marie, is a graduate of the School of Medicine at SGU. He was also a wonderful uncle to his nephew, Dr. Peter Slinger, an educator in the Department of Educational Services, as well as a much-loved brother, friend, coach, and mentor to many.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Victoria; his younger brother and sister, Nigel and Sonya; his three daughters, Isabelle, Anne-Marie, and Sarah; their mother, Mary-Ann; and his grandchildren, Nerine, Laya, and Max. He will be sorely missed by all his family and friends.
Published on 10/24/16