George L. Cann
Enthusiast of Life (9/4/1946 - 6/29/18)
George L. Cann, 71, departed this world on June 29, 2018 in Port Charlotte, Florida. Also known as Mr. Cann, Mr. C, or Coach throughout the Nashua community, he coached the Nashua South little league baseball team, the Pointmakers, and the biddy basketball team, the Satellites, for over 30 years. Coaching came naturally to George as sports were a life-long love. A devoted Patriots and Red Sox fan, he could tell you any statistic or fact related to any team in basketball, baseball, football, or golf.
George was born in Guyana, South America and immigrated to Plymouth, NH at 8 years old. He called Nashua home for 37 years until retiring to play golf in the Florida sunshine. After graduating from New Hampshire Technical Institute (as class President) he worked for ten years at Sanders Associates in Nashua as a technical instructor of Electronics Counter Measures and Anti-Submarine Warfare training to military personnel. He was proud to have taught at the former Naval Air Station Miramar, better known as Top Gun.
George further utilized his expertise as a training consultant and manager at Digital Corporation, United Healthcare, and Intelekey until retiring to do what he truly loved – golf! He achieved two hole-in-ones, his first at Passaconaway Country Club in 1992 and his second at Heron Creek Golf and Country Club in 2008, where he also worked. He was thrilled that despite having been fighting cancer for over 4 years, his last round in April, he shot a 38.
He had a deep love for his family & dog Casey, a passion for classic sports cars, a penchant for sharing inappropriate jokes, was a voracious reader, did the daily crosswords in pen, and never turned down an adventure. George and his wife Gail (Young) Cann celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2016 and enjoyed a trip to Vegas.
He passed away holding the hands of his devoted children, David Cann and Erica (Cann) McPhee. George also leaves behind his wife Gail, son-in-law Adam McPhee, daughter-in-law Janet Spender, and grandchildren Nicole (husband Omar), Tyler, Lainey, Kaiden, and Erilyn, as well as two great-grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by in-laws Joan and Roger Young, Betsy and Rob Jordan, Julie and Nick Racioppi, and many friends, cousins, and extended family.