CAPE ELIZABETH – Guilford L. Kinney, 93, formerly of Campion Road, Cape Elizabeth, and most recently of Schooner Estates in Auburn, died Sunday, Dec. 7, at a Lewiston nursing home.

He was born in St. George, New Brunswick, Canada, a son of Theodore and Lila Kinney. He was raised by his grandparents, Alden and Ella Kinney. His grandfather gave him a Friendship sloop when he was a teenager and his love for the sea never ended. He lived and worked near the water all of his life.

He built two boats, one of which was an 18-foot cabin cruiser which he was very proud of and enjoyed cruising the Bay of Fundy, Casco Bay and Sebago Lake.

His two grandchildren were very special to him. He was very kind to all that knew him and always eager to help someone in need. He and his wife, Mary, of 58 years, spent many winters in Florida.

He was educated in the Eastport schools and was a past member of the Portland Lions Club. He was also a member of the Portland Marine Society and past member of the Propeller Club.

Mr. Kinney retired as the plant manager and supervisor for the R.J. Peacock Canning Company in 1978 after 43 years of service and worked for the Moran Towing Company in Portland for several years.

Surviving are: a daughter, Kathleen (Kay) Ann Kotsifas and her husband, Bill, of Auburn; two grandchildren, Christopher W. Kotsifas of San Francisco, Calif., and Stephanie Karner and her husband, Derek, of Belmont, Vt.; and a special cousin, Jim Kinney of Campobello, New Brunswick, Canada.

Predeceasing him was his wife, Mary Hilda Ferguson Kinney in 1999.

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