We, the family, with heavy hearts announce the sudden passing of Stewart Kennedy at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, after a short battle with cancer.
Born on August 22, 1952, in Old Town Louisbourg, Stewart was the son of the late Edward and Betty Kennedy. In 1965 the family then moved to Catalone where they lived out the remainder of their days.
Stewart’s career started at the early age at National Sea Products, then with Robert Ferguson Construction. Stewart was presently working for Parks Canada and Department of Transportation where he dedicated 39 years and took great pride in his work. Always the hard-working individual he loved and delighted in helping others. As a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Parish, Mira he was heavily involved with the parish council (30+ years), parish grounds and Cemetery caretaking. His hobbies included working in the garden, garage, sawing wood, taking walks around his property and admiring the hard work him and his wife had accomplished, or sitting in the gazebo listening to Donnie Campbell’s show. He loved working around and operating machinery at every chance he had.
Stewart is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Sandra (Wadden); three boys, Clinton (Pamela), Blair (Lisa), and Russell (Sarah); grandchildren, Ava, Waylon, Cassandra and Connor; siblings, Lois, Veronica, Colleen, Eddie (Christiane) and Kevin (Debbie).
Besides his parents, Stewart was predeceased by brothers-in-law, John Burns, Richard Aucoin, and Carl Goyetche; sister-in-law, Marie Burke and nephew, Rodney Burns.
Stewart was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be forever missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Stewart was an amazing father for his three boys.
Visitation for the late Stewart Kennedy will be held at the St Joseph’s Church, Mira on Monday, November 15, 2021, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. in St Joseph’s Church, Mira with Fr. Evo Di Pierro officiating. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s cemetery, Brickyard Road. Covid protocols will be practiced at the Mass.
Donations in memory of Stewart may be made to St Joseph’s Cemetery Fund, Mira or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
So very sorry and sad to hear of your loss. I will miss seeing Stewart driving those big machines at Louisbourg. You always had his attention if you had something to chat about, which may not have been often but he listened. I will remember him with fondness. From: Lillian Bourgeois
Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your Family. From: Betty & John MacInnis
I am so sorry to learn about Stewart’s death. My sincere condolences to the Kennedy family. Stewart was a good, kind man with a sense of humour – a wonderful human being.
Respecting your wishes, I will send a cheque to the St. Joseph’s Church Cemetery Fund in his memory. From: Mary Frances MacIntyre
Eddie, Kevin and Family,
Sincerest Condolences on the passing of your brother. From: Eileen Mullins
Hello Veronica, Colleen, very sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. Condolences to you both and to your family. – /John From: John Leroy
We will miss him truely. Eternal Rest Grant Un To Him Oh Lord and Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him Amen. Condolences to you Sandra and to the rest of your family. You are in our prayers in this very difficult time. From: Bill and Carolyn Burke
Out deepest sympathy to the family. From: Eugene and Beverley Sullivan
Glenn and I were saddened to hear of Stewart’s death. Sincere condolences to Sandra and all his family members. From: Diane Lewis
Sorry to hear of Steward’s passing condolences to all his Family May he RIP. From: Annie MacNevin.
It was with great sorry on reading about passing of Stewart he was a great guy knew him first when he worked and later at the park R.I.P Stewart From: Farley Huntington
Sincere Condolences to Stewart family From: Theresa and Jim Hiltz
It is with great sorrow that I hear of the passing of my cousin Stewart .My condolences to his family. From: Ronald Joseph Mac Dougall
Our deepest sympathies , to you & your family , our prayers are with you all
Dear Sandra & family, VERY SORRY for the recent passing of your dear Stewart. Any time we met you two, you always shared with us about your grandchildren. You were both so proud of them & love them very much. We are sure Stewart will be deeply missed. We were very sad to hear this news. Please accept our deepest condolences. You will all be in our thoughts & prayers.
Condolences to the family. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Stewart was a wonderful and thoughtful person, neighbor, friend and co-worker. He will be missed💔 R.I.P Stewart 🙏🏻
So sorry to hear of Stewarts passing he will be missed.
So sorry to hear of Stewart’s passing, sincere condolences to the family.
Sorry for your loss may he RIP
So sorry for your loss. Stewart was such a nice person.
Sandra and family, we are so sorry to hear of Stewart’s passing. It was always wonderful to work with him at Parks Canada he was such a gentleman. We will miss him very much at work and out and around in Catalone. May he RIP.
Treena and Tony
To Sandra, family and extended family, Stewart was a fine man and a very good friend. John spoke very highly of him on a regular basis. They shared many a day together at DOT talking grader talk. He will be sadly missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to the whole family. RIP my friend.
My sincere condolences to all of Stewart’s family. I worked with Stewart at the park. Nice man.
To Clinton and your family, I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Sending my condolences .
Sincerely Jim Roche
I was very surprised and saddened to learn of Stewarts untimely passing. Over the years I lost contact with many of my old school day friends from Louisbourg. Growing up in Oldtown we were only a few houses away from the Kennedy’s. I have fond memories of Edward, Betty and all the Kennedy clan. I remember Stewart as a great guy and a worker much like his dad. My sincere condolences to Stewart’s family and all the Kennedy family.
Karman and I are so sorry to hear this news. Although we haven’t seen you for a long time, we often recall our visits together and always enjoyed being with you both. We send our most sincere condolences. You and family are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Take care and God bless.
Sandra and family, Sorry to hear of Stewarts passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Our deepest condolences to all of Stuart’s family
Dear Sandra and family,
We extend to you and your family our sincere condolences on the passing of Stewart.
We remember Stewart ,with much fondness , when he worked with Bob Ferguson and we were building our home in Albert Bridge.
Knowing that so many friends will be thinking of you each, at this time of sorrow, we hope will bring you some comfort.
Extending to you our deepest sympathy,
Nick and Audree Coyle
Sandra and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences your loss. May the memories you share help you in the days ahead. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Veronica, Sandra & Kennedy Family
We are so very sadden to hear of Stewart’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you all
With deepest sympathy Larry & Yvonne Perrin
I was sad to hear this news. I am sending love and prayers to you Sandra, the boys and family. Please take care and remember all the wonderful times.
Dear Sandra and family,
We are sorry to hear of your losss – Stewart was a wonderful person and will be missed by many – he made friends where ever he went and his friendly smile will be remembered.
From the Cunningham family – take care of each other.
Condolences to The family. We lived in Old Town and remember going to school with family members.
Muriel, Maureen and Colleen Kehoe
Please pass on Condolences to all the family…we were very shocked and Sorry to hear of Stewart’s passing. Treasure the memories. Stewart always had a smile. Take Care…Carter and Wendy Stevens