John Kennedy Obituary, Death – John S. Kennedy, a resident of St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 29th, 2022, while he was in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, visiting his family. John Stanley Kennedy was the son of J. Stanley Kennedy and Phyllis (Dufresne) Kennedy, and he was born on March 22, 1947 in Montreal. As the children of a United Church minister, John and his sisters, Maureen (Don) Ross and Myra Kennedy, were required to relocate frequently as their father served as a minister in a variety of communities across Ontario and Quebec.
John was a voracious reader and a student for the rest of his life. After that, he continued his education at McGill University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Education degree, and a Juris Doctor degree. Following the completion of his formal education, he moved to the province of Alberta, ultimately settling in the city of St. Albert. His passion for learning led him to pursue a diverse range of careers. In Northern Quebec is where he got his start as a professional, beginning his career as a teacher. He was accepted into the Alberta Law Society the following year in 1986. He spent the majority of his professional life working as a bilingual prosecutor for the crown.
John married Laura (Rhodes) Kennedy in 1986, and the couple went on to have three wonderful children: Kimberly (Mark) Haldane, Brian (Jennifer) Mendieta, and Alec Kennedy. Kimberly (Mark) Haldane is now married to Mark Haldane. He was an excellent supporter of his children in whatever endeavors they chose to pursue.
John took early retirement in 2012 so that he could focus on his most significant and, according to him, most satisfying job: being Papa John. It was a privilege for Kolbe, Elianna, Theresa, Adelaide, Lillian, and Claira to receive his kind instruction, during which he shared his enthusiasm for reading, stargazing, and indulging in sweet treats. He cherished the time he got to spend with his grandchildren, especially when it involved activities like hiking in the snow and sharing stories.