KENNY, Dr. Ge­orge Ed­ward

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

Dr. Ge­orge Kenny passed away peace­fully on Jan­uary 9, 2016 at Wind­sor Elms Vil­lage, Fal­mouth. Born in Syd­ney, Nova Sco­tia in 1921 to Calvin and An­nie (Fahie) Kenny, the fam­ily moved when he was a child to Grand Pré in the beau­ti­ful An­napo­lis Val­ley where they worked on the fam­ily farm. He at­tended Kings County Academy in Kentville and worked at the Nova Sco­tia Hos­pi­tal as an RN be­fore join­ing the RCAF and serv­ing over­seas. Af­ter the war he stud­ied medicine at Dal­housie Univer­sity, grad­u­at­ing in 1953. His first prac­tice was in Souris, P.E.I., where he worked for a year be­fore set­tling in Hantsport as a fam­ily physi­cian un­til re­tir­ing in 1978. He con­tin­ued work­ing as an anes­the­si­ol­o­gist at the Hants Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal in Wind­sor be­fore re­tir­ing for good in 1988. Ge­orge mar­ried Win­nifred “Win­nie” Ma­cAulay in 1948 in Wolfville, and they raised their four chil­dren - Sam, Anna, Richard and Carolyn - to­gether in Hantsport. Shortly af­ter they had re­tired and moved from Hantsport to Wind­sor, Win­nie passed away in June 1979. Af­ter be­ing so for­tu­nate the first time around, light­ning struck twice when Ge­orge met Mary Kir­win a few years later and they were mar­ried in Ed­mon­ton in 1982. While be­ing pri­mar­ily based in Fal­mouth, they made nu­mer­ous trips to Ed­mon­ton to visit with friends and Mary’s fam­ily be­fore she passed away in May 2007. When not work­ing at his med­i­cal prac­tice Ge­orge man­aged to keep oc­cu­pied with a va­ri­ety of hob­bies and pas­times, in­clud­ing curl­ing, golf, mu­sic, horse­shoes and pretty much any card game, par­tic­u­larly bridge. His get-to­geth­ers with his brothers in Wolfville and at the cot­tage were fre­quent (and leg­endary). Ge­orge was also very in­volved in his com­mu­nity, most no­tably with his church and the Knights of Colum­bus. Ge­orge is sur­vived by his chil­dren, Sam (Donna Dawkins), Anna (David Allen), Richard (Cindy Wedge) and Carolyn; grand­chil­dren, Rob, Meghan, Trevor, Troy, Jil­lian, Emily, An­drea, Ta­mara and Gre­gory; seven great-grand­chil­dren; step-chil­dren, Pat ( Jeananne), Kather­ine, Anne, Mike (Su­mon), and Mark (Dianne); step­daugh­ter-in-law, Mar­lene Kir­win, and their chil­dren. Aside from his par­ents, Calvin and An­nie, he was pre­de­ceased by his wives, Win­nie and Mary; sib­lings, Ce­cil, Muriel, Wil­liam, Bernard, Sa­muel, Kath­leen, Harold, James, Robert, and step­son, Will Kir­win. Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to DeMont Fam­ily Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tion Ser­vice, 419 Al­bert St., Wind­sor, N.S. (902-798-8317), where the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion will con­duct a trib­ute ser­vice on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 13 at 6:30 p.m., with visi­ta­tion to fol­low from 7-9 p.m. Fu­neral mass will take place 3 p.m. Thurs­day, Jan­uary 14 in St. Fran­cis of As­sisi Ro­man Catholic Church, 118 Main St., Wolfville, Rev. Father Craig Cameron of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will take place at St. Fran­cis of As­sisi Ro­man Catholic Ceme­tery, Ridge Road, Wolfville. The fam­ily would like to ex­tend sin­cere thanks for their sup­port to friends and staff at Man­ning Re­tire­ment Home and the Wind­sor Elms Vil­lage, and to parish­ioners of Saint John the Evan­ge­list Ro­man Catholic Church. Fam­ily flow­ers only, by re­quest, and if so de­sired do­na­tions may be made to the Hants Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal or Saint John the Evan­ge­list Ro­man Catholic Church, Wind­sor. Mes­sages of con­do­lence may be sent to the fam­ily by vis­it­ing: www.de­mont­fam­i­ly­fu­ner­al­home.ca

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