Kennedy picKennedy – Larry Stephen Dec 28, 1953 – Feb 16, 2013, 59 years old, on Feb 16th. Passed peacefully in St. Thomas Elgin Hospital after a brief illness. Loved son of Dorothy Kennedy and the late Edward Kennedy. Cherished brother of Tina Chichkan, Lisa Vulakovich, and brother in law Joe Vulakovich. Larry was a proud uncle of Michael, Tia and Cody Chichkan, and Tara Vulakovich. Larry worked briefly at National Auto Rad until he was robbed of his life by schizophrenia. He leaves behind many cousins in Windsor and Detroit. During the last 6 months Larry was blessed to have met 2 wonderful friends. Thank you to Jim Desilippe and neighbour Greg for being so kind to him! Larry’s interests included science fiction, and he was also an avid music lover and joke teller. He mastered texting on his iPhone and even downloaded his own David Bowie and Elton John videos. Arrangements entrusted to Shawn Jackson Funeral Home 31 Elgin Street, St. Thomas (519-631-0570). A very special thank you to the outstanding care from Dr.Soliman and nurses Haley, Christina, Lisa, Janny, and Erin. Lastly, our family would like to thank his guardian angel Heather Emerson for caring and helping Larry for years. Your altruism is unmatched. We are blessed to have you in our life! Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial will be held at a future date.  If desired, donations to Canadian Mental Health, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, or Elgin Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team would be appreciated.  Personal condolences to the family can be made at  

Larry, you are now the Starman waiting in the sky. Build us a yellow brick road to follow until we meet again.

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