KIDD, George Thomson

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Thomson Kidd, on April 9, 2022 at the age of 75 years. A loving husband, wonderful father, and cherished grandfather (Pops). George was the eldest son of George Cuthbert Kidd and Davina Roberts Kidd.

George is survived by his loving wife Marjory of 49 years; son Andrew (Kim); daughter Sarah; grandchildren Rhett, Ella, Ben, and Reese; brother Eric (Anna); sisters Lorna and Pamela (John); brother-in-law Alan (Marian) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family in the U.K. and Canada.

Our beloved George devoted his life to his family and friends and fostered deep and enduring relationships. This was a testament to his kindness and reflective of his caring spirit.

George worked as a Professional Mining Engineer in Africa, Dubai, U.K., and Canada. He retired after a long and fulfilling career with Syncrude as a Staff Mining Engineer.

The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the nurses and medical staff at the University of Alberta Hospital for their care and compassion. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Brown and his team as well as our family physician, Dr. Zayani and his staff.

As per George’s request, there will be no service. Instead, in honour of his memory, you are invited to raise a glass and have a “wee dram” of single malt scotch whisky in George’s name or encouraged to plant some marigolds, George’s favourite flower, to remember his gentle nature and kind spirit.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made to the University of Alberta Hospital, the S.P.C.A., or the United Way.

GEORGE: You can climb your mountain in Africa as many times as you wish now.

“We will hold you forever in our hearts until we meet again.”

Serenity Funeral Service – South
780 450 0101

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Win and Pat Rudden

We are so deeply sorry for your loss Marjory.
We will always hold the time we spent together in Banff
In our memories.
George will be sorely missed.

Irwin Cunningham

We were sorry to here this news. Know that you are in our prayers and in our hearts. Blessings and love from the Cunninghams

Ralph and Mariana O’Grady

I met George when he first joined SCL, worked alongside him in Long Range Mine Planning . He was without a doubt the most pleasant person I had met in a long time. It was a pleasure to have known him . He will be sadly missed. Our condolences to Marjory and family.

Marie-José Keys

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Such a helpful and patient co-worker.

Ted & Sylvia Kizior

Marjory & family we are so sorry for your loss. He was a kind and gentle man.

Scott Lane

Very sorry to hear of George’s passing. He welcomed me to the Syncrude mine tech department back in ‘91 and was a close friend through to his retirement. He was always sincerely interested in how I was doing…had a real knack for caring for his co-workers.
Condolences to the family.

Tom & Mona Coolen

Very sad news to hear Majorie, our deepest condolences to you and your family. George was a wonderful person, very carrying and compassionate to others. Spent many years working with him and always considered him a very close friend.
Tom & Mona

Betty & Charlie Gallacher

Our heartfelt condolences Marjory and Family!
I remember George so fondly while members of Ft. McMurray Burns Club. How kind and helpful he was to me during that time! R.I.P. George, you were such a friendly, caring Gentleman!

Leroy and Marian Van Wieren

Dear Marjory and family. So sorry to hear of George’s passing. We always enjoyed his gentle demeanor and laugh. Condolences.

Lowell and Shirley Sams

Sending our deepest condolences to you, Marjory, and the family. Very sad to hear of George’s passing. Many great memories with you folks. ♥️

Gail MacDonald

Margory and family – I am saddened to hear of your loss. I remember George with great fondness.

Mieke Kampala

I am so sorry to hear this sad news, Marjory. My heartfelt condolences to you and the family. George was a gentle man and a gentleman.

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