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KENNEDY, George

KENNEDY, George

George was born April 30,1925 in Andrew, Alberta, and passed away peacefully on March 14, 2017. George is survived by his loving wife Ella, son Kelly (Catherine), daughter Collette (Bill) and grandchildren Lindsay, Alan and Meghan. Also survived by sisters Elnor, Alyce, Dorothy and Esther, and by brothers Ron (Susan), Bill, Don (Sheila), Laurie (Andrea) and Dennis (Barb). George is predeceased by his brother Bob and sister Gladys.
George grew up in Northern Alberta and served in the Army during WWII. He moved to the Okanagan after the war where he met Ella, and they were married in 1950. George worked most of his life in the trucking industry working for others, and then owned his own trucks. He loved his family and especially enjoyed family gatherings. He and Ella enjoyed camping and would be out in their travel trailer at every opportunity with friends and family, often taking along their grandchildren as well. George also enjoyed sports, especially baseball and hockey. George played baseball for several years and he was an avid hockey fan. The family wishes to thank the staff at Hawthorne Park and Orchard Manor, Dr. Williams, and the staff in Emergency, 4W and 4E at KGH. He loved well and was well loved. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to VETS CANADA (Veterans Emergency Transition Services), PO Box 214, 53 Queen Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Y3 (www.vetscanada.org).
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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Condolence Messages
  • Mar 29, 2017
    Kelly & Cathy,
    I just heard this sad news. Sending our condolences to you and your family. George was always a pleasure to chat with while he was at WST. Thinking of you and hope all your memories will help during this very difficult time.
    Sylvia & Steve Mahoney
  • Mar 28, 2017
    Kelly, Cathy and family, so sorry to hear this today.. Our thoughts are with you.. Cherish the memories.. I only met your Dad on a few occasions but enjoyed his company..
    93 WoW the memories you must have.. They last forever..
    Ray and Dar Sperling
    Van,Wa
  • Mar 20, 2017
    Ella, Kelly and Collette,
    Sorry for your loss of husband and father. I remember your dad as a kind, quiet man. Collette, I remember a weekend I travelled with you and your parents to Vancouver. It was a great time and my first (and last experience) with eggs sunny-side up. They do still sound good though, lol!
    Your neighbour from Patterson Ave. and classmate at Raymer Elementary.
    Barb Roberts (Tucker)
  • Mar 19, 2017
    Kelly sorry to hear about your Dad. I always enjoyed visiting with him during WST days when he was on security. Judy Snell
  • Mar 19, 2017
    My condolence to the entire family. Rest In Peace George.
    Juliet (4 east staff).
  • Mar 19, 2017
    Dear Kennedy family, Sorry to hear of George's passing. Lloyd Auch
  • Mar 18, 2017
    Ella and family
    I am so sorry to read of Georges ' passing. I will never forget the good times my Mom and Dad had with you and George. You and George were their closest friends for many years and I remember them well as I will remember George.
    Judy (Charter) McDevitt
  • Mar 18, 2017
    Kelly & family, so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I have many fond memories of him working on his truck in the back yard. Such a nice man. Thinking of you & your family. Gerry Feist
  • Mar 17, 2017
    Dorothy, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.
    Joanne and Stu Greenhough
  • Mar 17, 2017
    Dear Kelly, Cathie, Lindsay and Allan.
    Our sincerest condolences to you. May your memories help sustain you at this sad time and in the future. A life well lived, for sure!
    Carole McCutcheon and family.
  • Mar 17, 2017
    Ella, Kelly and Collette, sorry to hear of your loss, he was a great man and a good friend of my dad and mom. Don and Joyce Favell.
  • Mar 17, 2017
    Don and Sheila,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.
    Joanne and Stu Greenhough
  • Mar 17, 2017
    Kelly & Collette and family,
    Sorry to read this, but at 93 a long, happy life. Condolences to your Mom as well as all in the time of sorrow.
    David Langton
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