In memory of
George Philip Kahan
May 30, 1923 ~ October 12, 2016 Mr. George Kahan, age 93, longtime resident of South Rockwood Ave., passed away peacefully at his most recent home, Pinewood Court, on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. He was born in Fort William and joined the Navy during WWII and served on the corvette HMCS Oakville, during the Battle of the Atlantic. He worked for Port Arthur Shipyards and Steep Rock Mines as a young man and then became a part owner of Thunder Bay Lumber for many years. He worked as a painter at St. Joseph's Hospital until he retired in 1988. George married his beautiful bride, Doris Bourgeois, in 1951 and together they raised six children. The were longtime and active members of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church. He was predeceased by her in 2010. He is survived by his children, Georgia Brown of Nanaimo, BC, Eileen McCracken of Fort McMurray, AB, Jennifer Kahan (Dave) of Thunder Bay, George Kahan (Jo-Anne) of Metchosin, BC, Barry Kahan of Thunder Bay, and Lorraine Kahan (Frank) of Victoria, BC, sister Helene McDonald of Trenton, ON and sister-in-law June Veneruzzo of Thunder Bay. He had numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held Monday, October 17, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Everest Funeral Chapel, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma. Vigil Prayers will be offered at 6:30 pm and the Thunder Bay Naval Veteran Association will hold their Tribute at 7:30 pm. Thank you to the staff of Pinewood Court, Sandpiper, for making Dad feel comfortable and at home during the past few years. If friends so desire, donations made in memory of George to Camp Quality Thunder Bay or George Jeffery's Children's Centre would be greatly appreciated. Please sign online condolences at everestofthunderbay.com
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