Obituary of William Francis Kennedy
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A tribute to William Francis Kennedy
January 1, 1933 - July 8, 2022
We share with you the celebration of 89.5 years and 1 week of love with our husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and cherished friend. Born in Corner Brook of Stephen and Doris, he was raised on a one-way street that only went up. Bill, William, Will Kennedy was indeed passionate about everything he did. He knew how to work hard, play hard and passed on his family values and work ethic to all those near and dear. His family will treasure the memories and think of him every time they see da moon. His wife of 62 years, Josephine; his children Lisa (Sébastien), Craig (Jennifer) and John (Kate); his grandchildren Maxim (Ann-Sophie), Dylan (Darianne), Chloe (Philippe), Christophe, Elliot, Amanda, Kayla (Deon), Naomi, Heidi and Stevie; his great grandchildren Romy, Charlie, Kate and Little Will; his brothers and sisters Stephen (Barbara), Jeannie, Agnes (Frank), Denis (Cathy) and those passed; his in-laws Ruby, Effie (Ralph), Mary, Tom (Peggy), Russ, Dawson and those passed; his dear friends Ed and Marlene as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will forever cherish him.
Bill beat his cancer but unfortunately it returned. His efforts to pursue his active lifestyle since his diagnosis show the perseverance of Young Bill - because you can’t bring a good man down, Bill could only go up! Bill was strong, yet sensitive, patient yet stubborn; he loved nature, his cabin, vegetable gardening, hiking and hunting, skiing, music and dancing, painting, fine wines, sunsets, flowers, the moon and everything beautiful.
William Kennedy was also a community-minded man, he volunteered on many boards and contributed many devoted years to Lundrigan’s Construction Limited.
An inspiration to many, a sensation to others, Bill was definitely a good and kind brother.
We love you…may the sun continue to shine on your shoulders and the country roads take you home…
We would like to thank the Western Health Palliative Care Staff for their kindness as well as Dr. Rorke, for never telling him to give up woodcutting with his chainsaw.
If you would like to make donations in his honor, please give to the Cancer Research Society: CancerResearchSociety.ca or the Canadian Cancer Society.
No funeral service will be held. We invite family and friends to join us at a reception to celebrate Bill’s life at the Glynmill Inn on Thursday, July 14th at noon.