It is with heavy hearts that we, the family announce the peaceful passing of Garfield ‘Sandy’ Kennedy on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born on May 31, 1955, in Sydney, Sandy was a son to the late Garfield and Lucy (Burke) Kennedy.

Sandy is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Lisa MacNeil (Colin) and Bev McLeod (Greg); grandchildren, Ashlyn, Thomas, Erin, and Katie; brothers, Tommy, Harry, Alvin, Leonard, Stephen, Jamie, Jody and sisters, Elaine, Jackie, and Glenda.

Besides his parents, Sandy was predeceased by his brothers, Bobby, Donald and Dennis.

Anything family or friends needed fixed, Sandy could fix. He was the local handyman and known as ‘Mr. fix it’. Dad was always there to the rescue, especially for his daughters and grandchildren making sure the lint was never hanging around. “PLEASE, empty the lint trap.”

A special thank you to Aebin Paul for his compassion during Dad’s illness.

Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service for the late Sandy Kennedy

Donations in memory of Sandy may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Online Condolences

So deeply sorry to hear about Sandy’s passing. He will most certainly be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.
From:  Lois Kennedy

Sorry for your loss to Carol & Family.
From:  Betty & John MacInnis

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss Carol. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sandy was a special and kind person.
You are in my thoughts.
Hugs Betty Lou Snook (Kennedy)
From:  Betty Lou Snook

Dear Carol,Lisa,Bev and families, sending our deepest condolences to you all at this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish your precious memories and Sandy will always be with you in your heart ❤️. (((HUGS))) 🙏🙏🙏
From:  Sharon Campbell, Sandy Campbell & Haley Johnston

So sorry for your loss.
From:  Judy wadden .

Carol, and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Sandy. Carol, please accept my deepest condolences. you have been in my thoughts all weekend. Seems like yesterday we were all in grade school together. Hugs to you and your family in your time of sorrow.
From:  Jennifer phillips – Thomas