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George Kinnear


George Kinnear

AMHERST - Surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Amherst, George William Kinnear, 64, left this world as a true warrior with grace and dignity after succumbing to his battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. 

George was the son of Joseph and Lois (McFadden) Kinnear.

An avid farmer from a very young age, he continued to fulfill his passion until recent years, in addition to working fourty plus years for the Chignecto Central Educational Centre. George left a lasting impression to all those he met.  His dry sense of humour followed by a smirk, and a big heart, were some of his many characteristics. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors with his wife and dog, Sullivan, bird watching and gardening in his backyard, regular visits and phone calls with his Mom, and spending time with friends and family.

George is survived by family who wishes him the most joyous and peaceful journey to the next level: his wife Heather (Dowe) (Carter); his mom, Lois Kinnear, Brookdale; children, Tanya (Doug Marks), Amherst, Jeremy (Shannon Waye), Fenwick, Bradley (Amanda) New Salem, and Lacey Remington (Daniel Leblanc), Amherst.  George is also survived by siblings John (Shawnie) Kinnear, Amherst, Judy (Gary) Livingstone, Brookdale, Brenda (Dale) Daborn, River Hebert, Lynn (Ed) Canton, Amherst, Donna (Chris) Young, Lower Sackville; sister-in-law Janet Kinnear, Brookdale, brothers-in-law, Darren, Parrsboro, and Ambrose, Vancouver; mother-in-law Bonnie Dowe, Amherst, as well as many nieces and nephews.  His greatest gifts in life were his grandchildren Morgan, Marshall, Merissa, Casey, Axel, Phoenix, Camden, Gavin and Gage.

Besides his father, Joseph, George was predeceased by his brother, Gary; his brother-in-law, Larry and his father-in-law, Allison Dowe.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church Street, Amherst (902-667-8777).  A celebration of George's life will be held from the funeral home on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 3 pm with a reception to follow.  Interment will take place in the Amherst Cemetery.  William Drysdale DLM presiding.

Donations in memory of George may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Cumberland Palliative Care.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting George's online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.


~ I fell in love with your heart ~
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Service Date
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Service Time
3 pm
Service Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre, Amherst Nova Scotia

No visitation

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society or the Cumberland Palliative Care