Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935
JOHN ALEXANDER KENNEDY
John passed away peacefully on Friday, February 2nd 2018 at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre where he had resided for the last 10 years.
John was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Agness Kennedy (nee Garbutt), brother Robert (Bob) and brother-in-law Edward McCurdy.
He leaves to mourn his passing his sisters Jacqueline Nadeau (Gerard) and Joanne McCurdy as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
John was born in Hamilton, Ontario on February the 10th, 1943. He moved to Winnipeg with his family at the age of 3 years and grew up on Parkview Street in
"Sunny St. James". He attended Britannia and Deer Lodge Jr. High schools. He joined Air Cadets as a young boy and always made sure his uniform was pressed and his
shoes were shined.
His first job was delivering flyers and the Winnipeg Free Press. When he was old enough he worked Saturday's and after school at Graham's Hardware and later
on he made delivery's for Parkview Drugs. As an adult he was hired by the City of Winnipeg public works department. He left there due to health issues and then he
spent a number of years on a small farm in Stonewall with his dog Lucky as his constant companion. He had a name for every animal he raised and he loved taking
care of them.
John was a kind, gentle man who never held a grudge and was always willing to help someone less fortunate.
He loved country music and could often be found in his room listening to Hank Snow, Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline etc.
John was a people person and always found someone to chat with. He loved talking to both the residents and the staff at SMHC. They were like family to him and he genuinely cared about them.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who cared for John over the years. We are very grateful for the friendship and kindness you extended to him.
He will be dearly missed.
A Memorial Service for John will be held on Tuesday, February 13th at 1:00 p.m. at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre (multi-purpose room) TYNDALL BUILDING, 825 Manitoba Avenue, Selkirk, MB
Condolences, photos and videos may be posted on John's tribute wall at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com
Gilbart Funeral Home,Selkirk in care of arrangements.