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Kennedy JohnKENNEDY, John Angus - Of Alliston, Ontario, left us peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on April 9, 2017.

John was in his 88th year. Born in Inverness, Cape Breton, the home of his heart.

He was the son of the late Angus Leo and Janet Isabel (Jessie) (nee Gillis-MacIsaac) Kennedy.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary (nee Beaton) and his eight children, Mark Kennedy, Elaine (Phil) Goddard, Adele (Dan) La Fond, Lydia Kennedy, Carl Kennedy, Joyce (Bruce) Creighton, Diane (Ray) Bradshaw, Paul (Karen) Kennedy.

He is survived by his sister Jessie (Bernie) Cameron.

He is predeceased by his family members: Leo, Margaret, Christina (John) MacLean, Donald (Pauline) Kennedy, Leona (John) Shaw, Belle (John Alex) Smith, Mary (Jack) MacIsaac, Neilena (Charles) MacArthur, John (Annie Belle) MacIsaac, and Daniel (D.M.) MacIsaac.

He will be dearly missed by his 18 grandchildren: Justin, Curtis, Devin and Graham Goddard; Gregory, Brian, Christopher (Amy) and Taylor La Fond; Selena and Weston Doner; Olivia, Orrin and Odin Creighton; Cameron and Gillian Bradshaw; Alexander, William and John Kennedy; and great-grandson, Fox La Fond, his many nieces and nephews and family friend, Neil Arsenault.

In his youth, he was a member of the Inverness Pipe Band as a drummer. He joined the New Glasgow Police Department where he became County Constable and later Provincial Constable. In 1959 he joined the RCAF as an Air Force Policeman. He remained a Military Policeman until he retired from the Military in 1980. During his time in the service, he spent four years in Europe with the NATO Forces. In 1976/77 he served a tour with the UN Forces in the Middle East. After leaving the military, John was employed with McDonnell Douglas Canada Ltd. as Chief of Security. He retired from the company in 1990.

John was a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus and an active Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He spent many years enjoying highland games as the Canadian Chieftain of The Kennedy Society of North America. He was proud of his Scottish roots and his Cape Breton heritage. John always loved a good fiddle tune and the skirl of the bagpipes.

He was passionate about war history, genealogy, birds, wildlife and the great outdoors. He loved a good ceilidh and was well known as a great dancer. He was a giving, generous man with a huge heart that always put his family first.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for Stella Maris Catholic Church of Inverness, Nova Scotia.

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Kennedy JohnKENNEDY, John Angus - Of Alliston, Ontario, left us peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on April 9, 2017.

John was in his 88th year. Born in Inverness, Cape Breton, the home of his heart.

He was the son of the late Angus Leo and Janet Isabel (Jessie) (nee Gillis-MacIsaac) Kennedy.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary (nee Beaton) and his eight children, Mark Kennedy, Elaine (Phil) Goddard, Adele (Dan) La Fond, Lydia Kennedy, Carl Kennedy, Joyce (Bruce) Creighton, Diane (Ray) Bradshaw, Paul (Karen) Kennedy.

He is survived by his sister Jessie (Bernie) Cameron.

He is predeceased by his family members: Leo, Margaret, Christina (John) MacLean, Donald (Pauline) Kennedy, Leona (John) Shaw, Belle (John Alex) Smith, Mary (Jack) MacIsaac, Neilena (Charles) MacArthur, John (Annie Belle) MacIsaac, and Daniel (D.M.) MacIsaac.

He will be dearly missed by his 18 grandchildren: Justin, Curtis, Devin and Graham Goddard; Gregory, Brian, Christopher (Amy) and Taylor La Fond; Selena and Weston Doner; Olivia, Orrin and Odin Creighton; Cameron and Gillian Bradshaw; Alexander, William and John Kennedy; and great-grandson, Fox La Fond, his many nieces and nephews and family friend, Neil Arsenault.

In his youth, he was a member of the Inverness Pipe Band as a drummer. He joined the New Glasgow Police Department where he became County Constable and later Provincial Constable. In 1959 he joined the RCAF as an Air Force Policeman. He remained a Military Policeman until he retired from the Military in 1980. During his time in the service, he spent four years in Europe with the NATO Forces. In 1976/77 he served a tour with the UN Forces in the Middle East. After leaving the military, John was employed with McDonnell Douglas Canada Ltd. as Chief of Security. He retired from the company in 1990.

John was a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus and an active Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He spent many years enjoying highland games as the Canadian Chieftain of The Kennedy Society of North America. He was proud of his Scottish roots and his Cape Breton heritage. John always loved a good fiddle tune and the skirl of the bagpipes.

He was passionate about war history, genealogy, birds, wildlife and the great outdoors. He loved a good ceilidh and was well known as a great dancer. He was a giving, generous man with a huge heart that always put his family first.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for Stella Maris Catholic Church of Inverness, Nova Scotia.

SimcoeObituaries.com

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