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.