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George W. Canvin, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass for George W. Canvin, Jr. at the Immaculate Conception Church, (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE on Thursday, March 30th at 11:00 a.m. Family & friends are asked to report directly to the Church. His funeral mass will be followed with interment of both his cremains and those of his wife, Janice in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Ma. Mr. Canvin died on Tuesday, March 21st at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House of Haverhill following a brief illness. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late George W. Canvin, Sr. & Dorothea (Fisher) Canvin-O’Callaghan. He was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1951 & entered the U.S. Navy, during the Korean Conflict on August 1, 1951 & served as a Seaman until May 12,1955. He had a long career with Great Northern Manufacturing Co. of Revere & Chelsea for over forty years before retiring in 1993. He served the company as Plant Manager, a position he earned by his unusual and often talked about work ethic. There was no other employee, more honest or dedicated, as was George; glowing remarks often heard from the entire Gesamondo family, who owned & founded the company. In 1995, he would move to Haverhill, with his wife, Janice & their children. Janice C. (Belliveau) Canvin died on February 27, 2001. She & George courted from their early teen years and would spend over 40 years together until her death.

He is the cherished father of Cheryl P. Cormier of Peabody & Robert G. Canvin of Haverhill & his wife, Elissa Turner of Manchester, NH. He is the devoted Grandfather of Kevin B. & Elizabeth A. Canvin, both of Haverhill & Kenneth E. Cormier of Peabody. Also lovingly survived by several cousins in the Revere area.


Memorial Funeral Mass

Thursday, March 30th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne

In lieu of flowers,remembrances may be made to the New England Center & Home for Veterans P.O. Box 845257 Boston, MA 02284-5257

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  1. John Putprush
    Mar 28 2017

    The Cary Residence Inn team sends our condolences and prayers for you and your family for your loss. We hope you find comfort in the many memories you have with such a special man. God Bless.

  2. Dianne Caputo
    Mar 27 2017

    My sincerely sympathies to you, Kenny and family. It was an honor to know your dad and I enjoyed his company at your gatherings. I’m glad Ben got to know him. My thoughts are with you.

  3. leslie tibbetts
    Mar 27 2017

    Cheryl I’m so sorry for your loss ,Donna and I send our thoughts, and prayers to you ,and your family..we are deeply sadden by the news of your dad Take care we all miss you Leslie Tibbetts and Donna Alessendrini

  4. Leshel Klimczyk
    Mar 27 2017

    To Cheryl and your family from the Courtyard Raleigh Midtown. What a wonderful man your dad was and know he will be greatly missed. Praying for comfort and peace that only our Lord can provide.

  5. Mary Russo
    Mar 27 2017

    Cheryl, my heart is with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love, strength and prayers your way. Much Love, Mary

  6. Pat Johnson
    Mar 27 2017

    My deepest sympathy to you Cheryl and Kenny and the rest of your
    family on the loss of your beloved father. I know how much he meant
    to you and what a devoted daughter you were to him. May your
    special memories of him be a comfort to you in the days ahead.
    Love and prayers, Pat Johnson

  7. Carol Olivito
    Mar 27 2017

    My heart goes out to you…I unfortunately will be away this week..will see you soon. xoxo

  8. Mike Reynolds
    Mar 27 2017

    The heartfelt thoughts and prayers from the Courtyard by Marriott team in Greensboro, NC are sent to Cheryl and her family. George’s work ethic hasn’t fallen far from the apple tree! May George rest in the peace of Jesus this day, and may the sorrow of his family and friends be comforted by our Heavenly Father.

  9. Wyllow
    Mar 27 2017

    So sorry! He will be missed. Loved him and your mom. I will cherish his memories and the times we had in eastie.

  10. Betty Sullivan
    Mar 27 2017

    Cheryl my thoughts are with you and your family.
    Betty Sullivan

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