KENNEDY, Alice Stella of Leamington, ON

KENNEDY, Alice Stella (Tarnawski)
In her 90th year, passed away peacefully after a long journey with dementia on March 16, 2019 at Franklin Gardens. Beloved wife of the late Jim Kennedy (2010). Dearest sister of Josephine (Dr. Ted) Sworniowski. Loving mother of Alice-Anne Kennedy (Owen McDonnell) and Jim Kennedy (Wendy Wiens Kennedy). Cherished Grandma of Andrew Bardyn, Joanna Nelson, Peter Bardyn (Noreen Konrad), Adam Kennedy (Diane), Reid Kennedy (Leisha), Kaitlin Kennedy. Loving great Grandma of Jaden Koch, London Kennedy, Briar Kennedy, Navy Kennedy. Beloved Auntie to many nieces and nephews. Alice grew up on the Marsh and became the first female manager at the Canada Employment Agency in Leamington. Later on, when Jim bought his grandfather’s dry cleaning and tailor business, Alice became the tailor and served many customers over the years. She was a long-time member of the Leamington Horticultural Society, and she and Jim were avid members of the Leamington-Mersea Historical Society. Alice was instrumental in gaining recognition for the Polish and Ukrainian farmers who settled the Marsh, and was awarded recognition for her efforts. The family wishes to thank Director Shelly Dobson and all of the staff at Franklin Gardens Long Term Care Home. A Special thank you to Jake and Louise Wiens for their loving support during Alice’s long illness. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Alice’s life will be held at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. A private interment will take place. If desired, memorial donations made by cheque to the Erie Shores Health Foundation would be appreciated. Share words of comfort at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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