GEORGE H. KINSMAN, 81
Peacefully, on October 20, 2012 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.
George was born on April 24, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario to Laura and Henry Kinsman. He graduated from Victoria College, U of T, in Toronto with a Ph.D in biochemistry. He had a distinguished career with Schlitz Breweries of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Brussels, Belgium; Sola Basic Industries, Wisconsin; Nabisco Foods, Connecticut; Gendron Manufacturing, Toronto; and the Alberta Heritage Fund, Edmonton.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen, Edmonton; first wife Doreen Kinsman, Mass. U.S.; brother Jack Kinsman (Dorothy), Campbell River, B. C and sister Diane Kinsman, Toronto. George is survived by his four children - Kate Grillo (Joe), Mass. U.S.; Kelly Ann Minor, Jacksonville, Florida; George Andrew Kinsman (Chrissy), Mass. U.S.; and Kristina Maynard (Gary), Mass. U.S. He is survived by five grandchildren - Joseph and Antonio Grillo, Alexander Minor, Kinsman and Clara Maynard, and many nieces and nephews.
George was preceded in death by his mother and father, Laura and Henry Kinsman, Toronto, and brother, Kenneth Arthur Kinsman (Joan), Penetanguishene, Ontario.
George was passionate about photography - especially birds and wild flowers. He eventually turned to painting as his medium of expression. Many family and friends have these paintings as a memorial to him. George brought a wonderful sense of humour and an insight to life to those who knew him.
George sent reflections on family, photos, and words of wisdom to relatives. Family was very important to him. His philosophy is shown by these words, ''We can't always control what happens to us, but we sure can control how we react to it.''
A Memorial Service was held in Edmonton, Alberta on November 3, 2012 at the Southminster-Steinhauer United Church.
Saturday November 10, 2012
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