Jenkins, George Edward - Peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, George Edward Jenkins, MD, FRCP(C), FAPA, of London in his 98th year. Beloved husband of the late Rosealea Louise Jenkins (Kellow). Loving father of Dr. Ted Jenkins of Ottawa and Elise and her husband Dr. John Feightner of London. Dear Grandpa of Kate Feightner and her husband Tim Carr of Hamilton and Rob Feightner and his wife Nicole Winstanley of Toronto. Adoring Great-Grandpa of Rhys, Eve and Noah. He will be lovingly remembered by Archie and Anne Skirving and family. George graduated in medicine from the University of Western Ontario in 1938 and completed his training in psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 1942. He served in the Royal Canadian Medical Corps during WW II and subsequently in the militia retiring as a Lt. Colonel. Following the war George returned to London where he served as Head of London Psychiatric Outpatients for over three decades, providing care and continuing support to his many patients. He was also an Assistant Professor at the UWO School of Medicine. George enjoyed his longstanding friendships locally with members of the Baconian Club and the Masonic Order (Corinthian Lodge), and internationally as a member of the Order of St. Lazarus. He took great joy in his family and friends, and was always supportive to those in his community. In turn, he was deeply appreciative of the continued support from those friends and community in his more challenging later years. The family wish to thank all those who played special roles in George's life, with a special recognition of his care givers Diana Smith and Gynet Allder whose support allowed him to achieve his goal of remaining in his own home. Visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church, 442 William Street at Queens Ave., on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. Cremation and interment at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Vanier Children's Services or Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church (Street Outreach Program) would be gratefully acknowledged.
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