It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of George Blaise Kennedy on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born on February 2, 1939 in Irish Vale, George was the son of the late John Alec and Annie Mae (MacNeil) Kennedy.

George loved life. He worked for Stott Aluminum for many years before venturing on his own as a business owner. His greatest joy in life was his family and helping others. George will be remembered by family and friends being honest and humble, as well as for his sense of humour. He will be missed by all who knew him.

George is survived by his partner, Laine Kangropool; sons, Jimmy (Kim) and David Kennedy; daughter, Cathy (Chris) Van der Mark; stepchildren, Leslie Ann, Donalda, Adelle and Fred; other stepchildren, Dwayne, Wendy and Kim; step-grandchildren, Christopher, Caleb, Breanna, William, Nicolas, Elizabeth and William; brother, Joe (Camille); sisters, Louise (Leo) Collins, Jean Jackson, Carmella (Paul) LeBlanc, Dolores (Peter) Moran, Rose (Ray) Mombourquette, Helen (Shawn MacDonald) Garland and Carol (Greg) Hawylak; as well as many nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law.

Besides his parents, George was predeceased by his sisters, Mary ‘Kitty’ Anderson and Loretta Stone.

As per George’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A private graveside service for the late George Kennedy will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, at a later date.

Donations in memory of George may be made to the S.P.C.A. or Two River Wildlife Park.

The family gives a special thank you to doctors, nurses and staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the care given to George during his time of need.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.


Not – How did he die? But – How did he live?
Not – What did he gain? But – What did he give?
These are the things that measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.
Not – What was his station? But – had he a heart?
And – How did he play his God-given part?
Was he ever ready with a word of good cheer?
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
Not – What was his church? Not – What was his creed?
But – Had he befriended those really in need?
Not – What did the sketch in the newspaper say?
But – How many were sorry when he passed away?
These are the things that measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

Author: Anonymous

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I would like to offer my condolences to Blaise's family. I first met Blaise when we both worked at Murphy's Aluminum. HE was a friend to all that knew him. so sorry for your loss.
From:  Brian Moore

We are so sorry for your loss,our thoughts are with you at this time.
From:  Kim Slaney/Carmen Doucette

He was my best friend. I'll always miss him.
From:  Mal McLeod

So sorry to hear of George's passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Our sincere condolences, Andy & Barbara Pittman