KENNEDY, Joseph (Joe)
Passed away on March 21, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. Joe was born in Sunnyside, NB August 26, 1937. Joe worked in New Brunswick until 17 when he joined the RCAF and served his country for 10 years, leaving as a Corporal. He met and married Violet ("Rusty") Freeborn in the RCAF and they had six children and settled in Fanny Bay. Joe worked at Lakeview prison as a guard before getting into hardrock mining. He worked at Zeballos & Western Mines and then spent the next 38 years with C.M.D, Tonto, Redpath, Dynatec and Procon. Joe worked hardrock from Newfoundland to the North West Territories and BC. He had many friends and was always known to entertain them with stories. Joe is predeceased by parents Johnny and Roseanne Kennedy, wife Violet "Rusty" (Freeborn) Kennedy; siblings Desmond Kennedy, Charlotte Kennedy; son Kenneth Kennedy; grandson Shawn Ryan Kennedy. He is fondly remembered and survived by siblings William and Jean Kennedy; Madeline Hachey and Radar; Doris and Romeo Guitard. Joe is also survived by his children Shawn Kennedy; Tim (Jane) Kennedy; Terry (Kanya Benson) Kennedy; Marie (Steven) Cox-Rogers and Thomas (Elizabeth) Kennedy. He is also survived by grandchildren Jennifer and Ed Therberg; Emily and Kieth Stasiuk, Elizabeth Kennedy, Kayla and Madison Kennedy; Cole Kennedy; Michael and Thomas Cox-Rogers; Kenya-Jo and Kai Kennedy and Terra (Kennedy) Franks. Joe is also survived by great-grandchildren Emily, Eric, Ocean, Serena and Haley. Joe is survived by his wife Cathy (Storr) Kennedy and her children Brennan and Nikki Storr and step-grandchildren Sara and Kimberly. Joe is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins in New Brunswick. There will be a Celebration of Life for Joe, on April 6, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Discovery Coast Inn, in the Quadra room, with a tea to follow. Sutton's Campbell River Funeral Home Entrusted with arrangements.
Sutton's Campbell River Funeral Home
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Apr. 3, 2013