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KENNEDY, James Charles



JUNE 1, 1933 – MARCH 13, 2023

Age 89, of Cambridge, Ontario passed away surrounded with the love of family on March 13, 2023 at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Jim is survived by his wife of 68 years, Genevieve Kennedy (nee Bowen), his sister Mercedes Neary (Edward), his daughters Debbie Hounslow (Dave) and Valerie Hart (Kevin), sons James Kennedy and Terry Kennedy (Alice), grandchildren Melissa Hounslow, Jeremiah Kennedy (Olivia), Jeremy Hart (Krista), Tanya Couch, Whitney Paddock (Jeff), Chelsea Marchand (Eric), David Hounslow (Tara), Jesse Sklar, Shawn Kennedy (Nancy), and James Kennedy. He was great-grandpa to 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary Kennedy and his siblings Terrence Kennedy, Mary Brown, Ann MacDonald (Fred), Margaret Peddle (John), John Kennedy, Stan Kennedy, and Alice Kennedy. Jim will be remembered by his in-laws Rita Kennedy and Jimmy Brown of Nfld., Bren and Marie Lahey of Cambridge, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Jim was born on Bell Island and moved to Ontario in 1961 where he found work and made his home in Hespeler. Jim retired from Dexter Lawson as a General Foreman. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 60 years. Jim liked to build things… he and his brothers built his first home on Bell Island; after that he owned and renovated four more homes and on the weekends, with the help of Genevieve’s brother's family - and many friends, built a beautiful cottage in Tobermory, on the shore of Lake Huron.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, as well as the home care provided by ParaMed.

Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation at the T. Little Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Cambridge (519-623-1290) on Thursday, March 16th from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Parish Prayers will be said at 8:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 210 South Street, Cambridge on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11 a.m. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations made in Jim's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.