It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Kenneth A. Gallant on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Kenny was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, who will be missed immensely. Kenny was known for his easy-going nature, positive outlook on life and his sense of humor, never being down, even with everything he went through for the last number of months. He was always there to offer a helping hand, no matter what it was. His happiest times were with his family, his wife, that was his rock and his grandchildren, whom he loved with all his heart and never missed an opportunity to be with and of course, his Boston Bruins. Kenny was a dedicated employee with CBVRSB, where he was a laborer/painter for over 25 years.
Kenny is survived by his devoted wife, Jade, who was by his side every step of the way; three children, Desire (Charlie), Brittany (Richard) and Justin (Ashley); nine grandchildren, whom he loved dearly and was so proud of, Charles, Emily, Lilia, Jadin, Elizabeth, Brooklyn, Owen, Abrielle and Hudson; his mother, Dawn Sweet; brother, Walter; sisters, Dawn (Jerome), Darlene (Vance) and Laura; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Kenny was predeceased by the father that raised him, William Sweet.
A special thank you to the Palliative Care team at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and eighth floor hematology at the QEII for all the support and care of Kenny in his time of need over the last number of months.
Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service to celebrate the life of Kenny Gallant will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Covid protocols will be practiced at the service and for those unable to attend, Live Streaming will be available on our website.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Kenny’s memory may be made to Hospice Palliative Care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
May he Rest In Peace.
I worked with Kenny and remember a kind and friendly gentleman.
My condolences to his family. God bless you.
From: Cecilia Macdonald
Sincere condolences to Dawn, Jade and families on Kenny’s passing. My thoughts are with you all during this most difficult time.
From: Bob MacVay
So sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing. Lots of memories of he and Walter on the hill. Condolences to the Family
From: Stella MacPherson
So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing , he was a lovely man and a pleasure to work with. May he Rest In Peace.
From: Paul Barrett
Dawn and family, I want express my sincere condolences on Kennys passing. I am saddened by his death as we went back a long time and he was too young to pass. Sorry for your loss
From: Johngary Coleman
So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. I worked with Kenny for years and he was a true gentleman and a great friend. My condolences to Jade and his family may he RIP
From: Linda Doucet
Dawn and family , so sorry to read of Kenny Passing, he was such a nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time , Dawn know I am thinking of you, hugs and love Patsy Chase RIP Kenny u will be missed by all who knew you.
From: Pat Chase
My sincere condolences to Kenny’s family on their loss. I knew Kenny through work at the school board. He was such a nice guy.
From: Nancy Florian
To Walter and family please accept our condolences and prayers with the passing of Kenny from the Morrison family 191 Harold st
From: Kevin Morrison
Knew Ken from from his old southend neighborhood, great guy, sorry for your loss
From: Murray and Darlene MacIntosh
Jade I have no words, my heart is broken for you. Growing up I used to laugh when people would say they were scared of Kenny , I would say he was a marshmallow. He was the true meaning of gentle giant. To watch him with you and the kids over the years was a joy , he was so in love with you all . Kenny had a way about him that made people gravitate to him, he will be forever loved and missed.
Jade and family we are so sorry to hear of the passing of kenny are thoughts and prayers are with you RIp kenny
Jade so sorry to hear about Kenny and my daughter Tara and billy who worked with Kenny said he was a wonderful man hearts are broken for you know how much you loved him and always talked about him at work hugs to you all
So sorry to his family
Wish I had the words to ease your sorrow. All I have to share are memories of Kenny & Bryan being in our home in Sydney Forks. They did so many many paint jobs here & my parents’ home in Sydney that my girls felt they were part of the family. Kenny was always concerned about Ian’s health. It never would have crossed our minds that Kenny being such a young man would pass away only a few weeks after Ian. I think Kenny even left here one day with picture frames for his grandkids’ photos. Sincere Condolences, Rose McDonald
Walter & Family – I am so sorry to learn of Kenny’s passing. Although I haven’t seen him in quite a while – I still think of him as a young boy playing in our backyard with Kent & the rest of the boys in the neighbourhood. My deepest condolences to all of you.
My hear is shattered for you all. This is so heart breaking to hear. Kenny was really a pleasure to be around when we were growing up he always made sure we were happy and and jade you were his absolute world and so were the kids and all of us because Kenny was the type of man who made u feel like family. He will be greatly missed. Thinking about you all
Jade n family so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man. My condolences to you all.
So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing, he was a great guy , full of devil loved to have a good time with his family and friends.you will be missed my friend
Being away from the area I was unaware of Kennys illness so needless to say him passing has been a total shock….I am so sorry for your loss…My thoughts are with all of you through this painful time…
Jade and family we are so very sorry to hear Kenny passed.. Bernie and I as well as so many, lost a great friend today. Our thoughts are with all of you. We were all blessed to know Kenny.
Walter and Family – I was very sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. I haven’t seen him in a few years but I remember all the good times growing up with Kenny and the gang in the neighborhood. He will be sadly missed.
Kenny was one of the kind, he will be missed by all his south end friends. I remember a few meat darts out at the East Bay fire Hall, always a good time. RIP Woolley, condolences to Jade, Walter and family.
So very sorry to have read about Kennys passing ,He will be missed by all who knew him RIP my friend 🙏🙏🙏🙏
I’m so sorry Jade and family for the loss of Kenny. You were my neighbors for years and Kenny always had a smile or a helping hand. My sincere condolences. My heart breaks for you all. Thinking of you all in your time of sorrow💕
So sad to hear of Kenny’s passing. My heart aches for all of you. He was a gentle, and kind soul. Kenny spent lots of time at our house on Cottage Road and was like part of the family. My Deepest Sympathy to the entire family and may you take comfort in all the memories you had with him
Gone to soon. Rest In Peace Kenny. P.S. Had a great time at the Rod Steward concert with you and Wayne. Lots of good memories. Thanks again for the ticket! 💕💕
Sending my sincerest condolences to all of you in the passing of your husband, son, brother and uncle. May all the wonderful memories you have all shared help to comfort you over the days and months ahead. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Very sorry …jade and family.
Kenny was a great guy.
I am so sorry of Kenny passing,he was a true friend. all the boys from Ashby,send our love.may he rest in peace forever. God bless each and all of your family.
Dawn & Family
Condolences to everyone
May Kenny Rest In Peace
Our thoughts & Prayers are with you 💜
So sorry for your loss…. Kenny was like a second dad to me for the longest time…and a great friend……….. Fly high up there my friend…miss you already
Walter & Family , Sorry For Your Loss ,
Kenny always had a smile , We grew
up in a great neighbourhood .
Condolences to the family, sorry for your loss.
Jade.Im so sorry for your loss. Kenny was such a nice man.Enjoyed working with him the last few summers..Take care Hugs to you and your ..family
I’m deeply saddened to hear of Kenny’s passing. My sincere condolences to you Jade and to your family. I had the pleasure and privilege of knowing and working with Kenny for almost a decade. He always made a point of stopping by my office after his work day for a chat or even just to say hello and to see how my day was. That’s just the type of person he was. His kindness won’t be forgotten. He was truly a gentleman and will be sorely missed by all that knew him.