Kennedy, Russell Keye 'Russ'

Russ Kennedy of Meaford passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Chapman House Hospice in Owen Sound on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the age of 88.

He was predeceased by his wife Jeanette Lily (nee Forster) in 2003, and will be remembered fondly by his friend and partner Fern Vereshack of Meaford.

Russ was the dear father of Ian Kennedy of Meaford, Lorraine Wilder of Cold Lake, AB, and Theresa Collins and her husband Rick of Kitchener. He was predeceased by his son Terry Kennedy, and will always be remembered by his daughter-in-law Tina.  He was the proud grandpa of Caitlin, Brandon, Morgan, Bethany, Christopher, Erin, and great grandfather of Tatum, Trinity, Logan, Thayne, Snow, and Paige.

Russ was a dedicated member and past president of the R.C.L. Branch 32 and the Lion’s Club of Meaford. He enjoyed playing music and entertaining in the community, whether  at Riverside Community Centre or the Nursing Home.

A funeral service will be conducted at Knox Presbyterian Church in Meaford on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11 o’clock with interment following at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Association or Grey Bruce Residential Hospice ‘Chapman House’, would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:00 AM
Service: Knox Presbyterian Church, Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 11 o'clock

Donations: Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Association, or Grey Bruce Residential Hospice 'Chapman House'
Make a donation in memory of Russell Keye 'Russ' Kennedy

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Charles Russell deWaepenaere
    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Our sincere condolences during this difficult time. Remember all the good times you cherished.

  2. Sherry Gallinger
    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Yet another Amerock Employee! Had the pleasure of working with Russ, at Amerock in final few years in the Reserve area. You’ve had an expected twenty-five years retirement, good to hear!

  3. Sid and Eleanor Kennedy
    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    So very sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Sending a big hug to you Fern, sorry we can’t be there in person but know that we are only a phone call away if you need an ear!

  4. O. Boyd
    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    We are very saddened to hear of your loss. We always considered Russ a good friend.
    Please accept our deepest condolences.
    Sue/Orville Boyd

  5. Sue Skinner
    Friday, September 20, 2019

    So sorry for the loss of your dad Teresa may he rest in peace. Our.deepest condolences to Rick and you and your family.

  6. Paul & Sharon Dunn
    Saturday, September 21, 2019

    Our condolences to Russ’s family. Met Russ originally from working at Amerock and the friendship just carried on. He was a good guy, always a happy hello and chat, he will be missed greatly by everyone that knew and loved him.

  7. Patty Sargent-Gibson
    Sunday, September 22, 2019

    Im very sad to hear of Russ’s passing. I have many fond memories of Russ at Legion conventions and events. Your many great memories will keep him forever near.

  8. Darlene Styles
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    So sorry for your loss, Theresa and family, my condolences to all


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