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Peter Raymond Kennedy

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Peter Raymond Kennedy announces his passing, which took place on February 5, 2019, at the age of 63 years.  Peter will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Sheila, and his children, Lisa (Joel)
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Peter Raymond Kennedy announces his passing, which took place on February 5, 2019, at the age of 63 years. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Sheila, and his children, Lisa (Joel) Robichaud, Tara (Jaryd) Forgeron, and Laura (Caleb Power). Peter will also be fondly remembered by his three grandchildren, Jack, Hunter, and Benjamin; his brother, Dave (Bev), and sister, Heather MacQueen. Peter was predeceased by his father and mother, Raymond and Bette Kennedy, and brother-in-law, Art MacQueen. Peter was an avid sailor in his younger years. He was King of Prams at age 12 in Baddeck during Centennial year. Later, he sailed with “brother Dave” in Snipe Fleet, and circumvented Newfoundland with his father, Raymond. Peter played hockey for RHS, winning the provincial championship three years in a row, and greatly admired his coach, Bob MacKenzie. He also played hockey while attending NSAC in Truro. Peter enjoyed years of playing squash at the YMCA with his wife, Sheila. He also coached soccer from 1998-2010 at Malcolm Munroe Junior High and the Riverview Soccer Club, where he was president of the league for several years. He finished off his soccer career by winning the provincial title in 2010 and coaching his team at Nationals in Ontario. Peter was a University of Guelph graduate in Animal Science and later received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ontario Veterinary College in 1982. He worked for 30 years with Kennedy Animal Hospital until his double lung transplant in 2013. Peter and his wife, Sheila, started a pulmonary support group in Cape Breton to help others with similar lung conditions. Peter was so grateful to have almost six “bonus years” of life, and this would not have been possible without his donor, and their family. TYD (To Your Donor). After his transplant, he continued to enjoy many great times with family and close friends. Peter was very much a family man. He loved his wife, Sheila from the first time he laid eyes on her and was so proud of his three girls. He encouraged and loved them in all aspects of their lives with his kind and gentle nature. He will be deeply missed. Visitation will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Friday, February 8 from 4-7 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the United Protestant Church of Sydney River on Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dana Feltmate officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or a charity of choice. To give others a second chance at life, the family would also like to encourage others to sign their donor cards and communicate their wishes to their loved ones. Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca.

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