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GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Cynthia Preston Mourns the Loss of Her Father

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Please join us in sending love to Cynthia Preston (Faith, GENERAL HOSPITAL), whose father, Stanley Charles Preston, has died. ”My dad, Stanley Charles Preston, turned 98 on April 26th.” She shared on Instagram with a series of vintage family photos. “He passed away yesterday at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre in Toronto. He served in WWII in the RCA as a wireless operator air gunner and Warrant Officer II (1941-1945), and after the war, completed grades 9 to 13 in a space of 6 months and then went to the University of Toronto through the Veterans Charter, graduating in Engineering Physics. He worked as a Professional Engineer with the Ontario Hydro (now the OPG) for 32 years, during which the he designed power plants. He had great humor and generosity, and loved spending time with children.”

“Forgive me for copying most of this from the obituary we have prepared.” Preston continued. “He was the beloved husband of the late Doris Lillian (Sidney) Preston for 69 years. He was the dear father of Lorne Preston (Dorie) of Toronto, Larry Preston (deceased), Marianne Moore (Cliff) of Ottawa, Janet Preston of Toronto, Susan Falls (Larry, deceased) of Oakville, Robert Preston (Janice) of Penetanguishene, and Cynthia Preston (Shawn Theriault). Greatly missed by 17 grandchildren, 2 step-children, and 31 great-grandchildren, with more on the way. Survived by his sister Muriel Nickerson. Predeceased by siblings Margaret, Audrey, Helen (Miller), Harold, Russell, Ken, Reg, Cliff, Merle (Whibley), and Fred. He will be greatly missed by his large extended family and friends. Interment to take place at Park Lawn Cemetery in a private family ceremony. Those who wish to remember Stan in a special way may make gifts in his memory to The Salvation Army, The War Amps, and The Scott Mission. We wish to extend our thanks and gratitude to the wonderful staff at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, L Wing.” 

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My Dad, Stanley Charles Preston, turned 98 on April 26th. He passed away yesterday at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre in Toronto. He served in WWII in the RCAF as a wireless operator air gunner and Warrant Officer II (1941-1945) and after the war, completed grades 9 to 13 in a space of 6 months and then went to the University of Toronto through the Veterans Charter, graduating in Engineering Physics. He worked as a Professional Engineer with the Ontario Hydro (now the OPG) for 32 years, during which time he designed power plants. He had great humour and generosity and loved spending time with children. Forgive me for copying most of this from the obituary we have prepared. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris Lillian (Sidney) Preston for 69 years. He was the dear father of Lorne Preston (Dorie) of Toronto, Larry Preston (deceased), Marianne Moore (Cliff) of Ottawa, Janet Preston of Toronto, Susan Falls (Larry, deceased) of Oakville, Robert Preston (Janice) of Penetanguishene, and Cynthia Preston (Shawn Theriault). Greatly missed by 17 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren, (*32nd great grandchildren, Logan was born today, the day of his burial) with one more on the way (#33). Survived by his sister Muriel Nickerson. Predeceased by siblings Margaret, Audrey, Helen (Miller), Harold, Russell, Ken, Reg, Cliff, Merle (Whibley), and Fred. He will be greatly missed by his large extended family and friends. Interment to take place at Park Lawn Cemetery in a private family ceremony. Those who wish to remember Stan in a special way may make gifts in his memory to The Salvation Army, The War Amps, and The Scott Mission. We wish to extend our thanks and gratitude to the wonderful staff at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, L Wing. Thank you so much! 💗

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GH fans remember Cynthia Preston as villainess Faith Rosco, who she played from 2002 to 2005. After her character was killed off on the soap, Preston has appeared on numerous television shows, including TWO and a HALF MEN, BONES, ASCENSION and TOM CLANCY’s JACK RYAN. 

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