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George McKarney

George McKarney

Born In: Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 16th, 2018

New Glasgow - George Franklyn McKarney, CD2, Sgt. (Retired), RCN, RCAF, CAF, age 89, of New Glasgow, passed away February 16, 2018, at home, with his wife by his side. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late George and Evelyn (Joyce) MacKearney, of Westville. At an early age, he was employed as a trapper in the Scot Pit. After a brief return to school, George enlisted in the RCN and served on shore stations and ships in Canada, Europe and in Asian waters. Following naval service, he joined the RCAF as an air traffic controller. During his last term of service, he received the Admiral’s Commendation for services rendered during search and rescue operations in the North Atlantic. On retirement from the service, he lived in Truro until he returned to Pictou County in 2005. George loved being outdoors, whether hunting, fishing, camping or just sitting on the back deck watching the birds. In later years, he greatly enjoyed frequent cruises with his wife, Joyce. Besides his parents, George was predeceased by sister, Carole Wright; brothers: Bert, Ballam, Colin and Donald (Duck). He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joyce (Russell); daughter, Karen Kaneshiro; sons: Frank (Kate); Rob; and Rick (Tracey); 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild, all of Edmonton, AB; brother, David, Pictou. Cremation has taken place. At George’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the Westville Salvation Army, the VON or the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.rhporter.ca

 
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