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.
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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