On October 3, 2016, the fuels industry lost one its most influential and respected giants with the passing of David Stainrod. For over 40 years, David provided expertise to the industry as a Certified Engineering Technician, Gas Technician and Fire & Explosion Investigator. He served on numerous code committees with the Canadian Standards Association, most recently as Chair of the B149 Technical Committee.
In 2014, David and co-founder Bill Egbert created the Fuels Learning Centre to offer a new approach to training for the fuels industries. Along the way, David helped nurture relationships with many other industry experts to build a lasting legacy of technical knowledge and educational excellence that will carry on in his honour. David always believed that safety in the workplace starts with solid training and education and was passionate in his desire to make training accessible and affordable. David loved helping others and was never too busy to take a call from anybody who needed a bit more information about a code or standard.
Although his outstanding work ethic was well known in the propane industry, his real passion was his dedication to his wife Janet, their children and grandchildren. He especially loved working from “the Florida office” when he and Janet made their annual trip to warmer weather. During the summer, he loved nothing more than spending time around the pool with friends and family.
David will be laid to rest on Saturday, October 8. The service will be held at the Newcastle Funeral Home in Newcastle, Ontario. Friends and colleagues may express their condolences at the Newcastle Funeral Home’s website – click here to go to the site.
On behalf of the Fuels Learning Centre, we offer our condolences to Janet and the Stainrod family. Good-bye, and God bless you, David. You will be deeply missed.