KENNEDY, Ed­ward Ger­ard

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

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.

“Say not in grief he is no more But live in thank­ful­ness that he was” Funeral ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of...

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