January 15, 1935 – January 24, 2012
George Pinkney, beloved husband of Odette Pinkney of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the age of 77 years.
George started his flying career in Ontario at the age of 16 years. He helped open up the north and build the DEW line retiring as a Captain with Eastern Provincial Airways in 1975.
Besides his loving wife of fifty-five years, George is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Patricia Pinkney, Gerry and Diana Pinkney, and Eric and Sophia Pinkney; a daughter and son-in-law Manon and Louis Thibault; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Bruce and Ruby Pinkney, and his nephew Neil and his wife Jean Pinkney. George was predeceased by his brothers, Don and Lyle Pinkney.
A Celebration of George’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com or directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of George Pinkney, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences