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HYNES – George

November 26, 1947 – August 22, 2009

George Hynes, beloved husband of Anne-Marie, passed away in the presence of his family on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the age of 61 years.

George was born in Terrenceville, NL. George and his loving wife Anne-Marie were married and moved to Alberta in 1978. They were married for thirty-one wonderful years.

George will be remembered for his strength of character, his quirky sense of humour, and his golf game. He was our constant, our anchor, and the rock of our family. He was well-respected for his great work ethic and was highly esteemed by his coworkers. He will be forever in our hearts.

Besides his wife Anne-Marie, George is also survived by his children, Jenna, Gillian, and Michael; parents, Joseph and Theresa Hynes; three brothers, Pius (Isabel), Joseph (Melita), Stan (Rhona); and four sisters, Rebecca (Gus Hickey), Mary (Peter Blum), Theresa Power (Max Rodway), and Christina Hynes (Clarence Banfield). George was predeceased by his brother Norman.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Palliative Home Care Team.

In living memory of George Hynes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. The thoughts of my family are with you at this time. I had met George several times, and was saddened to hear of his passing. He will be missed.

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  2. George and Andrea Pheasey :

    My sincere condolences to your family in this time of sadness. You may remember us from Ft. Mc where we lived on Cornwall Dr. just across the back fence and down a bit from you.
    I rode the bus to and from Syncrude with George for a number of years and truly enjoyed his company. He was a man with a great sense of humour and a boundless love for his family. Thankfully I got a chance to speak to George at the Jacobs golf tournment a year ago. I know this is a time of great sadness for your family however the fond memories of George will hopefully be a comfort.

    With deepest sympathies
    George and Andrea Pheasey

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  3. mary Woodford Hynes :

    Sincere condolences on the passing of a loving husband and father. I knew George as a student of mine and later as a relative. He seemed always to be of a steady nature. He took things as they were. His family was all important to him. He will be missed.

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  4. Stan & Rhona Hynes :

    Anne-Marie, Gillian, Jenna & Michael: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We wish you peace and may the wonderful memories of happier times be with you and comfort you in the weeks and months ahead.
    He will be missed by so many.

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  5. Jan & Don Keith (Qualimet) :

    We’ve known George since the early 1990s at Delta Catalytic and we will deeply miss him. During those years he was not only our business associate, but a good friend. We sincerely offer our condolences.

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  6. Rose, Dave and Wesley Taylor :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. George was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by many.

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  7. Janet Higgins :

    Dear Anne-Marie, Gillian, Jenna and Michael: I offer you my sincere condolences and am thinking of you all at this time.
    With love
    Janet

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  8. Berneitta Hickey-Rideout :

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the Hynes Family on the passing of a loving husband, father, son, brother, and uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Take comfort in knowing that your wonderful memories will guide you through this difficult time.

    God Bless.

    Bernetta Hickey-Rideout

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  9. Shabbir and Aban Hakim :

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences and may God give you strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss.

    George was more than just a friend, he was an amazing person with a wonderful sense of humour and a great golf buddy.

    His passing will leave a void in the hearts of everyone who knew him. George’s memory will always remain deep within my heart.

    Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Shabbir and Aban

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  10. sheila Mccarthy (Earl :

    Ann-Marie, Gillian , Jenna and Michael:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the memories that you shared with him bring you comfort at this time and in the coming future. He will surely be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
    Sincerly Earl, Sheila and Family

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  11. Adam MacDonnell :

    Jenna, Gillian, Michael and Anne-Marie. My thoughts are with you. I’m Saddened when I think of what you must be going through. I’m glad I got to visit a few weeks ago.
    People I work with knew your father better than me, and I hope I can become half the worker he was.
    Again, My thoughts are with you all.

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  12. John J Higgins :

    Anne-Marie, Jenna, Gillian and Michael.
    Condolences to you all as well as to George’s parents, brothers, sisters and their families.

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  13. Lori Thorne and Stephen Nixon :

    Anne-Marie, Jenna, Gillian and Michael,
    We were so very sorry to hear of George’s passing. As kids, Tracy and I remember Uncle George as the gentle giant – he was the tallest person we knew and he always made sure that we were well taken care of. As the years passed, it was so easy to see how much he cherished each of you. He was your rock – you were his life. Our hope is that the wonderful memories you have of him will get you through this difficult time. Wish we could be there to give you a hug.
    Love Lori, Stephen, Morgan and Emma

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  14. Beth, Al & Julie Slaney :

    Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. George was a very special man and he will be dearly missed. May God bless you and your family.

    Beth, Al and Julie Slaney
    Edmonton, Alberta

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  15. Napoleon & Ely Llanos :

    Anne-Marie, Jenna, Gillian and Michael,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Words cannot heal the pain of losing someone so dear! May God give you the strength to overcome the pain.

    George will always be in our hearts and memories.

    With heartfelt condolences

    God bless,
    Napoleon & Ely Llanos
    Edmonton, Alberta

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  16. Scott and Lori-Anne MacDermott :

    Anne-Marie, Jenna, Gillian and Michael,

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this very difficult time. Although most people will remember his sense of humour…it is his gentle kindness and caring spirit that made him such a remarkable man.

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  17. Anne-Marie, Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family at this time of sadness.

    Gods Blessings and strength,
    Debbie Arndt
    Calgary, Alberta

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  18. Kevin, Sue, Kaleigh & Chris Richards :

    We would like you to know we are very sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With sincere condolences,
    The Richards

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  19. Anne-Marie,

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of your husband George.
    Try to draw strength from your family, friends & colleagues. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers.

    Janet Bell

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  20. Anne-Marie, Jenna, Gillian, & Michael,

    I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to you and your family. I had the privilege of working for George over the past few years and quickly learned what an amazing person he was. His work ethic, integrity, and his sense of humor were always appreciated and admired. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to learn from him and I’m grateful for the opportunities he afforded me.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Andrew Ross
    Saint John, NB

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  21. Joseph & Susan Terrio :

    Dear Anne-Marie & Family,

    We were saddened to hear of George’s passing. He was a kind and generous man and will be missed by all who knew him. We pray that God will sustain and comfort you during this sad time.

    Joseph & Susan Terrio

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  22. Dave Lawrence :

    I’m deeply saddened by George’s passing and his battle with cancer. He was a good man and very respected throughout our industry. I have fond memories working with George and those memories will never die. I hope that George’s wife and kids can find the strength to overcome this most difficult time.
    RIP…George

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  23. Russell and Nicole Hillier :

    My sincere condolences to the family of George. I was a colleague of his at Jacobs for over 20yrs and have been friends for far longer. I always enjoyed working with him and he was always available to solve any problems that arose. I last saw George several months ago when we flew from Calgary to Edmonton together. I had the most enjoyable flight sharing stories and laughing together. George will forever be remembered. May God grant you peace in your time of sorrow.
    With our deepest sympathies,
    Russell and Nicole Hillier

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  24. Rebecca Hickey and Family :

    Sorry we cannot be with you at this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always.

    May God bless you all and protect you through those days and month’s ahead, giving you great strength and courage.

    I know he was an amazing father and husband. You were the apple of his eye/the loves of his life. I’m very honoured to call him my brother. I loved him very much.

    We will truly miss him . May he rest in peace.

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  25. The Town of Terrenceville Mayor:Rebecca(Sister) Councillors & Staff :

    Anne Marie/Jenna/Gillian & Michael:

    Our prayers & thoughts are with you at this time of great saddness.

    May you find peace and comfort in the month’s ahead.

    George will be remembered by many as a down to earth type of guy with a great strength of character and a exceptional worker.

    He volunteered his service to this Town as Deputy Mayor in 1978. He was well respected and will be truly missed.

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  26. Dan/ Anne O'Leary :

    To the Hynes family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you . George touched a lot of lives in a positive way.

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  27. Debbie, Kaitlin and Jeffrey, :

    Ann Marie, Jenna, Gillian & Michael
    Just to let you know that you haven’t left my mind all week. I am glad you have alot of family around, it really helps you get through these rough day’s. All these years of knowing George one thing stood out, and that was how
    proud he was of his family and they always came first. Take care, Love Debbie, Kaitlin and Jeffrey.

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  28. Marian Clark and family :

    Our prayers and condolences are with you at this difficult time. We are sorry we are not there in person but know that we are thinking of you always.

    Love to you and your children.

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  29. Andrew Campbell :

    It is with great sadness that I write these words to honor my friend, my mentor and a true gentleman. I sincerely miss him as I considered him a true friend who was kind, gentle and very helpful. My condolences to his family and may God bless you all and encourage you all at this time. He is the best Manager I ever worked with. All my love to you all. My thoughts will be with you all.

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  30. Nick and Lesley Surtees :

    Anne-Marie and family,please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of George. We carry in our hearts fond memories of our friendship with you and your family and the happy times spent together in Fort McMurray. George was a respected colleague and a valued friend. He will be greatly missed.

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  31. I have been truly saddened to see how quickly and suddenly George has left us.

    I got to know George through my father, Don Kettle. George was a great man – one-of-a-kind with a big heart and a wonderful sense of humour. I had the pleasure of playing golf with him numerous times, most recently in a tournament here in Edmonton about 3 years ago. We had a blast – it was Rod Leroux, Ian Forgues, George and I, and we had so much fun it’s a wonder that we did so well (we actually won the tournament!).

    I am unable to make the service, so please accept my family’s heartfelt condolences. I, for one, will miss George alot.

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  32. Mike Cheeseman :

    Dear Ann-Marie and Family:

    I was saddened today to hear of George’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with him on several occasions here in Fort McMurray. He had a wonderful sense of humor and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.

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  33. Harry and ChristinaHunt,Newfoundland :

    Our thoughts have been with you often during George’s illness. We send our deep sympathies to you and your family. May you find peace in knowing that people are thinking of you all .

    Harry and Christina and family

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  34. Pat Nameth, Fort McMurray Catholic Schools :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Anne-Marie. May God give you and your family comfort and strength as you move forward.

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  35. Anne-Marie, Gillian, Jenna and Michel:
    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness that we feel in the passing of an extraordinary husband and father – a wonderful person that we will never forget. May you take comfort in the fact that you will always have an angel watching over you. Our heartfelt condolences.
    Tracy, Todd, and Alex
    xoxo

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  36. Dear Anne-Marie, Jenna, Gillian, Michael and all of George’s family. We are so sorry for the loss of George. Though we cannot lift away the grief you are going through, we want to honor George’s memory and all he meant to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.
    Love,
    Sharon, Andrew, Anna & Lily

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  37. Jeff Hynes & Family :

    Dear Anne-Marie, Gillian, Jenna & Michael
    Sorry we cannot be with you through this difficult time. I looked up to George when I was growing up, we always looked forward to when you came for a visit. I will sincerely miss him & he will be forever in our hearts.
    Jeff, Donna, Tyler & Isabella

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  38. Dan & Rita Dizak, Fort McMurray :

    Dear Anne-Marie and family,
    We were saddened when we heard of George’s diagnosis and now his sudden passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers and ask God to give you all the strength you need to endure this very dificult time.
    Dan & Rita

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  39. Dear Mrs. Hynes and family;

    My husband Blair met George through work. He enjoyed their conversations greatly, and found George to be friendly, honest and straightforward. We just wanted to say that our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.

    God Bless,
    Blair, Anna, Alexandra and Samantha Ionel
    (You taught my daughter Alexander Ionel in Grade 3 at Father Doucet).

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  40. Tim Hickey & Family :

    Dear Aunt Anne-Marie,Jillian,Jenna and Micheal
    Sorry we can’t be with you at this difficult time. Uncle George was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed spending time with him. He was a family man and his love for his family was always evident. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tim, Valerie, Meghan,& Amy

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  41. Frank McCarthy (Grand Falls-Windsor, NL) :

    Anne-Marie and family:

    I am shocked and saddened to learn about George. Even though I have not had contact with George in thirty years, I have many fond memories of growing up with George in Terrenceville, especially the many “pond hockey” games we played together. My thoughts and prayers are with you. George was the ultimate gentleman. I will always remember his many acts of kindness and gentleness.

    May God Bless.

    Frank

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  42. Sharon Bartlett :

    Anne-Marie ,I can’t tell you how sorry I am to hear about George’s passing.Although I only met George a few times, George was a very warm ,sincere and caring man and you were a very lucky lady. I’m sure you had many good times together. I know I am very far from you but if I can help you in any way please call me .I sure God will give you the strength and courage you never thought you had to carry on.GOD BLESS You ,Jenna, Gillian and Michael

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  43. I’d like to offer my condolence to your family I have some fond memories of George growing up in Terrenceville . May you find comfort in remembering the good times together. God Bless

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  44. Anne Marie Patterson (Placentia, NL) :

    Anne-Marie and family: You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Take comfort in each other.

    Anne Marie

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  45. Annemarie Diachinsky, formerly Good Shepherd School Fort McMurray :

    My sincere sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Annemarie

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  46. Andy, Donna, Kim and Kurtis Gauthier (Fort McMurray) :

    Anne Marie and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

    Your old neighbours and friends from across the street in Cochrane.

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  47. Doris O'Donnell :

    To Anne Marie and Family;
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my heartful condolences.

    Doris

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