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In Loving Memory of

George Rennie

1942-2020

Obituary of George Rennie

Peacefully on Friday, December 11, 2020, George passed away at Garden City Manor, in St. Catharines, at the age of 78. George was married to his childhood sweetheart for over 55 years, Sally Rennie (nee Read). Loving Dad to Linda (Robert) Brown, Andrea Rennie, Adam Rennie (Stephanie Sackaney). Proud Grandpa to Robert (Jenni), Kevin, Stuart, and Laura. He was a dedicated grandpa to Kyle Mclean and great grandfather to Freya Autumn Brown. He is survived by sisters-in-law: Linda (Doug) Fagan, Bonnie (Bevan) Bonthron, brother-in-law Bruce Read and by his relatives in Scotland.

He was predeceased by his parents Thomas Rennie (1985) and Margaret Rennie (1996) both from Scotland.

George worked in the crane industry most of his adult life. He was a devoted parishioner of First Baptist Church where he happily took on the role as a caretaker for some time. Once he retired, George also worked as a crossing guard, wanting to keep busy and ensure young children navigated safely to and from school. George also volunteered his time working at the Soup Kitchen, providing warm meals to those in need. Family and friends will cherish and remember him for his laughs, smiles, sense of humour, dancing to Elvis and for his love of fishing. Above everything, he will be forever loved and missed by his family, especially by his wife Sally, who was his partner and rock through his life. A special thank you to the staff at the Garden City Manor, Eventide Home and to the Alzheimer’s Society for their care, and also to the members of our church and friends for their prayers and great support.

In accordance with George’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A memorial and celebration of George’s life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Society of Niagara. Online condolences may be shared on George’s tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.

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George Rennie
1 year ago

Sorry to hear about the loss of George. He was such a sweet man and we loved visiting with him when we went to visit Lothar!
Mike, Jennifer, Sydney and Zachary Kuhn

Carolynne Canham
1 year ago

We were so sorry to read of George’s passing. Sally and George were the picture of high school sweethearts. We have so many memories of NFCVI and the way George always made us laugh. Thinking of George’s family as they deal with his loss. Carolynne (Marsh) and Bob Canham

Judy MacCarthy
1 year ago

Please accept my sympathy, Sally. I have always remembered our chats at the First Baptist Church, you with a vacuum and myself on the organ bench. It was then I met George, your partner in life.
The happy memories returned when we reconnected with you both at the Soup Kitchen. George was a board member, I recall. He was a contributor.
With my caring, Judy.

Drew and Diana Waskawich
1 year ago

Our deepest condolences on this loss to the Rennie family. My wife Diana and I met George (through Adam) only a few times but he always gave us a reason to smile and laugh. Our thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.

Enza Cimato
1 year ago

Andrea, sending my prayers to you and your family. May his memories bring you peace.
Enza Cimato

Adelene Hutchinson
1 year ago

Sending love and condolences to Sally and family. I have happy memories spent with George and Sally that mischievous twinkle in George’s eyes and his one liners would have me in fits of laughter. True love 💕 always with George and Sally thru anything that life threw your way. God bless you George till wee meet on the other side. X

Michelle unruh
1 year ago

I’m so sorry for your loss Sally, George was so sweet I always enjoyed seeing him when you would come over to visit at Diane’s!

I’m thinking about you, love Michelle

Sue and Joe Stoll
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss Adam and family. He will be forever in your heart and memories

Randy and Luanne Babel
1 year ago

Randy and I are so sorry for your loss Adam. Thinking of you, Steph and family.

Sherry Piccirillo-Barnes
1 year ago

My deepest condolences to you and your family Adam. Love from the Piccirillo and Barnes families.

Sandy Lupia
1 year ago

My deepest condolences to you Sally and your family. So very sad to hear of your loss. May he Rest In Peace ❤️

Bobbie Johnston
1 year ago

So very sorry for the loss of George. Sending prayers to the family.

Darlene Ciccarelli
1 year ago

My deepest condolences to Sally and family. George was a great man and I was lucky to have known him.

Diane Mclean
1 year ago

George was like a grandfather to Kyle and he will miss him dearly. He was such a nice man and I enjoyed his company . He was a big part of our family and will not be forgotten.My deepest condolences to Sally and her family.

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Darren Moroso
1 year ago

My Condolences Adam

Elise Seitz
1 year ago

Thinking of Aunt Sally and my cousins Linda, Andrea and Adam at this very difficult time. Uncle George always had a mischievous twinkle in his eye and always made me laugh and feel loved. Sending prayers, strength, hugs and love.

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Stephanie Sackaney
1 year ago

George was a lovely man. He welcomed me into his family in a heartbeat. His smiles, his laugh and his sunny personality will be missed but it will also be cherished for the rest of my life. I will miss you.

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