KENNEDY, Edward Gerard
With broken hearts and great sadness we, the family, announce the passing of Edward Gerard Kennedy. Gerard passed away on May 23, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of Sydney and the youngest son of the late Edward and Rose (Timmons) Kennedy.
Left to grieve is his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Donna (Chisholm); his children, Gerard (Sherry), Edmonton, AB, Kathy (Brad), Sydney and Edmund (Jenna) Yarmouth. Also his greatest joy, his grandchildren, Sherene, Mitchell, Jennifer, Michael, Ryan and Vivian Rose; great granddaughter, Adalyn Grace, and brother, Allan, Sydney.
He started working at an early age as a scheduler at Sydney Steel. Then proceeded to earn his BA and Masters Degree in education. He taught at AVTC in Point Edward, AVTC/NSCC in Dartmouth and Antigonish, retiring in 1997. He spent many years walking his beautiful dog Molly at Bel Aire. He loved his home and planting a small garden every year. He was a gentle man that loved simple things.
The family would like to thank the staff of the An Cala Palliative Care unit for their care and compassion they gave to Gerard and his family.
We would specifically like to acknowledge Dr. P. Curry who looked after Gerard for many years.
A special thank you to all of the fantastic VON nurses who came to his home daily and cared for him with care and compassion. Also Jackie Brake, Palliative Care Community nurse, palliative care Doctors, and Dr. J. Archibald.
Donations can be made to Palliative Care, Cancer Patient Care Fund, or CB Hospice Foundation
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 4-5 p.m. at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, Sydney, with a celebration of life to follow at 5 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. With reception to follow.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.chantfuneralhome.ca.
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