Kenny: Gerard Anthony (Gerry) of Sarnia

Gerry died peacefully in his home after a courageous battle with melanoma.  Devoted husband to Liz Kenny.  Loved father of Allison (Kenny) Armstrong and her husband Gavin, and Brian Kenny.  Proud Grandfather to Lauren and Ila Armstrong.  Brother of Mary and Michael Johnson, Anthony and Sheila Kenny, John Kenny, Lauri and Peggy Kenny, Niall Kenny and Jacinta O’Toole.  Brother-in-law to Kean and Donna Smith, Dave and Michelle Smith, Derek and Kathy Smith, Laura and Todd McKelvie.  Nephew to Reenie Fenelon and Phyllis O’Byrne (Sister Teresina) of Ireland. Predeceased by his parents Larry and Maura Kenny and sister-in-law Breeda Kenny.  Gerry also had many nieces and nephews both in Canada, United States and Ireland.      Gerry was born in Tullow, Ireland.  In 1970, he and his brother Laurie immigrated to Canada together.  Gerry enjoyed a successful career in the insurance industry and was a partner at Gamble Insurance.      Gerry lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every day.  He loved playing and watching rugby, and was a life member of the Sarnia Saints Rugby Club.  He was a member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club and Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, South Carolina.  A proud highlight of golf for Gerry was when he played a round at Augusta National.  Working with thoroughbred horses and watching them race, was a lifelong passion of Gerry, and he was co-owner of champion sprinter “Glanmire”.  He spent many hours on Lake Huron boating, watching the freighters and enjoying a few libations.      Over the years he served his community by being on the Board of Directors of St. Clair Child and Youth Services, and Habitat for Humanity. Gerry will be missed by many close friends. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Wednesday May 16, 2012 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave, Sarnia, Thursday May 17 at 3:00 p.m. pm with the interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Following, there will be an Irish Wake at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. A memorial mass will be held July 1, 2012 in Tullow, Ireland.      Donations to Patient Recreation Therapy at Bluewater Health, St. Clair Child and Youth Services, Habitat for Humanity, or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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