Francis Albert (Frank) Kennedy

17 October, 192315 October, 2020

With great love we said goodbye to Frank, Dad, Papa on October 15, 2020 at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre. Born October 17, 1923 in Brandon, Manitoba to the late Patrick and Mary Kennedy. Survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Yvonne, daughters Mary Ann Kennedy Smith, Karen MacDonald (Kevin), and Kathy Ross (Larry), grandchildren Patrick (Stephanie), David (Andrea), Carolyn (Jake), Kevin (Nicole), John (Shannon), Jacqueline (Eric), Katie, Matthew, and Michael, and eight great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Joan Whelan, and was predeceased by his siblings, Hugh, Arthur, Bernard, Leo, Donald, James, and Patricia.

Frank enjoyed a long career with London Life. Summers were spent at the cottage in Southampton with family and friends, playing golf and tennis. He was a past president of the Serra Club of Toronto, and was an avid curler at the Cricket Club well into his 90s.

The family offers heartfelt thanks to Dr. Hung and his care team at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre.

The family will receive visitors on Monday, October 19 from 2 - 4 p.m. at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. The funeral service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s honour may be made to Good Shepherd Ministries or to the Sunnybrook Foundation.


  • Visitation

    Monday, 19 October , 2020


Francis Albert (Frank) Kennedy

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Les Mote

21 October 2020

Dear Kennedy family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Three generations of our family had the pleasure of knowing Frank through our business dealings. He was someone I always held in high regard and I am thankful for all he taught me.
Les Mote and family

Douglas Lawson

21 October 2020

Dear Yvonne and Family
Kathryn and I offer you our expressions of sorrow on the loss of Frank. We too spent many hours at Sunnybrook with Kathryn's father, where the care was always full of real, loving kindness.
I am sure that not a day will go by now, without Frank still being alive in each of your hearts and minds.
If one measure of a person can be said to include all that has been done for others, then Frank's memory will stand very tall; you and your children and their families are all testaments to his hard work, generosity, faith and love.
May his soul rest in the peace that we all yearn for, and that passes all understanding.

David Calder

19 October 2020

Thinking of you at this difficult time Kathy. I have great memories of your dad during our summers in Southampton. Margaret and I are thinking of you and your family at this time.

David and Margaret Calder

Mary & Don MacLeod

19 October 2020

Dear Karen and Family,
We are thinking of you and your family during this time of loss. May God grant you peace, may your family and friends bring you comfort, and may our prayers ease your pain.

The MacLeod Family

Lorne Meikle

19 October 2020

Frank was a thoughtful generous person and had a kindness to others that few have. Although I never had the opportunity to know Frank for much of his life, the time I did know him was very meaningful to me as we together worked on many common goals. The discussions we were able to have to and from curling events covered a broad range from family, politics, club, relationships and desires to assist and help where needed. He was a leader that worked to make things that he cherished, successful. He will be truly missed. One of a kind.

Mary and Adrian Bassett

18 October 2020

Dear Mary Anne and family,
We are sorry that we will not be able to attend the funeral service tomorrow for your Dad. Know that we are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Adrian and Mary Bassett

Patrick Manuk

18 October 2020

Dear Yvonne and Family,

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Frank! I have wonderful memories of Frank being part of our Toronto West Serra Club.

May God grant him Eternal Rest in His Heavenly Kingdom!
May He Bless you and your family with Strength and Peace during this time of grief!
God Bless you and keep you all safe and well!

Pat Manuk & Family

Janet Myers

17 October 2020

I was so sorry to learn of Frank’s passing.You will all miss him very much. Take comfort in the fact that he obviously lived a full and enjoyable life. Yvonne , Kathy and all of please accept that I am sorry for your loss and am thinking of you all. Janet Myers

Mike Macdonald

17 October 2020

To the Macdonalds loosing Frank is like loosing a family member - he was always the cool Uncle.

Stephanie Gagne

17 October 2020

We did not know Frank for as long as we would have liked but my Dad , Richard Ratcliffe , and Frank became quick friends when Frank moved into Sunnybrook. I too , got to know him during visits with my Dad and was delighted to share time with him and loved that sparkle in his eyes at each meeting !!!
Unfortunately, Covid shortened all out time together but please know that he will be missed in the halls and the dining room at Sunnybrook ( we had many lengthy discussions regarding soup !!!)
My Dad and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family and know that we are will you in spirit.
Stephanie Gagne and Richard Ratcliffe


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