Obituary: George Edwin Linnie Jr.

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George Edwin Linnie Jr.

BIDDEFORD – George Edwin Linnie Jr., 74, passed away peacefully at his home in Biddeford on December 11, 2021. George was born in Biddeford on July 22, 1947, the son of George Linnie Sr. and Catherine Hill. He was predeceased by his wife Lois in 2004, who was the love of his life. He is survived by his stepchildren, Brenda Austin, Jan Morgan (Renee Rotman) and William (Amy) Daniels, his twin brother Robert Linnie and his wife Barbara; one brother, Roy (Kathy) Slowick; Sister Deborah (David) Paquette and Sister Lisa Ross; nephews, Christopher (Jessica) Linnie; Benjamin (Heather) Linnie; and Robert (Nicole) Linnie Jr.; nieces, Brandi (Joe) Gabree, Lydia Linnie, Sarah (Tom) McFarland and Bethany Paquette; grandchildren, Donna Reny (Thomas) LaNigra, Jessica Austin (Benjamin) Luce, George Austin (Kate O’Toole), Kieran Daniels, Liam Daniels; and several great-grandchildren, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was a man with a strong work ethic and a long career in trucking, and he won several awards in the Maine Professional Truck Driving Championships. In his youth he was a canoe runner, cyclist and competitive runner and was a member of the Marathon Sports Running Club. He loved the outdoors – camping and fishing with the family, riding motorcycles with his brother and nephew, canoeing with his grandson, and taking spontaneous trips with his wife Lois (a favorite story was to travel to New York for a cup of coffee). He was passionate about NASCAR and football. He served in Vietnam as a member of the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1972. He was a man who loved his family and his dogs Abby, Kisses and Sadie very much, and we all loved him so much. He will be sorely missed. The services will be private. Online condolences can be submitted on the Hope Memorial website at http://www.hopememorial.com.

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