George Leslie Kinnon
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Leslie Kinnon at the age of 92 years. George was born on August 31st, 1930 and passed away on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Isla Kinnon; infant sister, Ruth; infant brother, Merle; and older brother, Kenneth. George is survived by his wife, Norma Kinnon (née: Moir); daughters: Michelle (Robin) Getz of Medway, Massachusetts and their children Matthew, Lauren and Isaac, and Sandra Owatz of Rossland, BC and her children Samuel and Sarah.
George was raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and attended public school there before pursuing an auto-body apprenticeship at Patterson Motors. George had long held the desire to fulfill the meaning of his given name and become a farmer. Initially, he purchased land south of Moose Jaw before settling on a farm in the Tuxford area in 1962. Perseverance and his strong work ethic gave him success in both cattle and grain farming. In 1963, George and Norma wed. For 59 years they worked together to raise a family and weather the many ups and downs of farm life. George was a regular attendee of coffee row in Tuxford, and then later in Moose Jaw, where he made many friends throughout the years.
In keeping with George’s wishes, a Private Family Service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, donations in George’s name may be made to Operation Owatz, a fund established in 2021 in memory of his son-in-law Dr. Todd Owatz. To donate directly to Operation Owatz: on-line @ www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca (select ‘other’, type Operation Owatz) or call KBRH Health Foundation at 250-364-3424. Cheques can be mailed to Kootenay Boundary Hospital Health Foundation, 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1. Cheques can be made payable to the Foundation with “Operation Owatz” noted on the cheque. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
I was sad when I read of George’s passing. We shared many stories and good times at the Tuxford coffee shop and the rink. RIP
Norma, Michelle and Sandra and families.
So sorry about your Dad.
I loved working with your Mom and certainly your Dad’s sense of humour.
Give me a call sometime Norma.
Cherish those fond memories.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sandy and Paul
Norma, Michelle, Sandra and Families; We send our deepest condolences to you on George ‘s passing. From the guys at coffee row at the highway A&W
Norma, we are so sorry to hear of George’s death.
Harold and Polly Kvaale
Dear Norma and family,
Our deepest condolences on George’s passing. Clayton misses talking to him on the phone and seeing him at coffee. We both appreciated it when George drove out to visit Clayton when he had his knees done. And we remember George every time we look out the window and see his truck that we bought from him. Gone but not forgotten.
My sincere condolences to you and your family Norma in the loss of George. His sense of humor and hearty laugh will be missed by everybody that had the honor ok knowing him. We will all miss him.
My deepest condolences Norma and family.
Condolences Norma, Michelle and Sandra,
So sorry to read of your Georges passing. Lots of memories from the Tuxford rink days.
Truly a great gentleman and a even better friend of the family. Norma, Michelle and Sandra I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of George.
Our sincere sympathy to Norma, Michelle, Sandra and families.
Dear Norma and family:
I am so sorry for your loss.
Sharing in your sadness as we remember George and the great years spent in Tuxford.
Sending comforting hugs your way,
With deepest sympathy