John Daniel Kennedy

October 22, 1950November 24, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of John Daniel Kennedy in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cheticamp, November 24, 2020, with his family by his side. Johnnie was a son of the late Danny and Elizabeth (Bennett) Kennedy. Born on October 22, 1950, he was one of 14 children. He is survived by his 5 children, Donald (Nya), Frenchvale; Joey (Julie), Mabou Harbour; Ashley (Phil), Cheticamp; Randy (Cassandra), St. Joseph's D'Moine; and Bradley ( Montana), Langley B.C. He is also survived by his wife, Ethel, Inverness; 16 grandchildren, Emma, Katie, Vada, Reid, Ashton, Chantal, Layla, Callie, Joey, Skye, Allie, Waylon, Kaleb, Ciara, Randy and Kaitlyn; sisters, Josephine, Jacqueline (John), Irene and Dianne; brothers, Ernest (Donelda), Donnie (Diana), Greg (Irene) and Angus and numerous nieces and nephews and last but not least his buddy "Duke". Johnnie dearly loved his family and the light of his life was his grandchildren. He loved the outdoors. he worked in the woods and with local fisherman until he was no longer able to. He enjoyed a good cup of tea, hunting, fishing, a game of cards, the races and his iPad. He was an avid sports fan and the Montreal Canadians were his favorite team. Besides his parents, Johnnie was predeceased by sisters, Mary, Marguerite and Patsy; brothers, Alex Neil and Hector. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. We would like to express our thanks to the staff of Sacred Heart Hospital. Special thanks family doctor, Dr. Paul Sonier, Social Worker, Vicky Chaisson and to all other Health Care Professionals who cared for Johnnie during his illness, your kindness will never be forgotten. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Arrangements will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Margaret of Scotland Parish Cemetery Fund, Broad Cove, Talbot House, Frenchvale or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made to:


  • St. Margaret of Scotland Parish Cemetery Fund
  • Talbot House


  • Funeral Mass will be announced at a later date.


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Bill Dunphy

December 14, 2020

So sorry to hear about Johnnie. I always enjoyed meeting up with him at the track, the ball field, or the rink where his kids were sure to be excelling. I'm sure he was proud of you all.

Bernadette MacLeod

December 2, 2020

My condolences to Johnnie's wife, his children and the whole Kennedy family.

Bernadette MacLeod

Jeannie LeBlanc

December 2, 2020

Uncle Johnnie you are a legend!! You know I have always loved you dearly and that will never end. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful uncle. I will miss you always!! Love you and Thank you for all the great laughs when we were growing up. You are one of the best! Hugs to Aunt Ethel Anne and my cousins and all the family. This makes my heart sad but the memories (especially bingo nights) make me smile❤ forever loved and missed but never forgotten!! Love you Uncle Johnnie!!!

Anne Marie Croucher

December 1, 2020

My condolences to Irene and the Kennedy family on the loss of your brother , John

Patrick Murphy

November 30, 2020

I played broom ball with him great guy he was my aunt Patsy's brother God bless him awesome man

Roddie MacLennan

November 30, 2020

My condolences to all of Johnnie's family. A great fisherman, a great ballplayer and a great person. R.I.P.

DJ MacLeod

November 29, 2020

So sad to hear of Johnnie's passing. Johnnie was an exceptionally kind and considerate person. His athletic skills were renowned and his Field and Stream prowess was legendary. Johnnie could set a rabbit snare at the top of a 50' spruce tree and be successful. His love of family especially for his Mom ( Mrs Kennedy to most of us) was always forefront. We are all blessed to have known Johnnie. Our sympathy to the Kennedy family.

Richie and Karen Mullins

November 29, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Jerry MacLennan

November 29, 2020

Very sorry to hear about Johnnie's passing.My sincere sympathy to the family.

Sandra Bugden

November 29, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. Johnnie was a classmate in Dunvegan School and I have never forgotten his amazing math skills . He was always quiet and polite . May he rest peacefully.