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Dr. E. Jack Kennedy

Dr. E. Jack Kennedy

October 2, 2007

Dr. E. Jack Kennedy
Kennedy, Dr. E. Jack (Retired Dentist); at Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus on Tuesday October 2, 2007. Dr. E. Jack Kennedy of Mount Forest in his 83rd year. Beloved father of Nancy (Kyle Lawrence), Karen (John Murphy), Pam, Jack (Janice Miller) and Sue (Sean Harvey). Much loved grandfather of Craig, Steven, Aaron and Laura Zacher and John Murphy. Proud great grandfather of Cole and Caitlin Zacher. Lovingly remembered by his brother Dr. Douglas Kennedy (Eila), sister Norma Danyluck (Ralph), nieces and nephews Warren, Sharon, Terry, Carla and Kent. Predeceased by parents William Garnet ?_Ken?_ Kennedy & Hazel (Henry) Kennedy. Jack was born in Flesherton and was raised in Dundalk where he excelled in academics. After graduating from high school he continued his education at the University of Toronto, where he graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Shortly after getting married, Jack moved to Mount Forest where his dedication and compassion to his profession earned him the respect of his colleagues and the community. Jack was also an accomplished track & field athlete, hockey player and golfer. Jack earned the opportunity to compete in the Ontario Athletic Leadership Camp where he won numerous medals. His love of hockey and competitive spirit allowed him to experience success in hockey scoring a record 13 goals in only two periods of one game! Jack enjoyed many rounds of golf with his family and friends and again proved to be a competitive player. Jack's name was engraved on several trophies at Pike Lake where he proudly earned the title of ?_Club Champion?_ for many years. Jack's sense of humour was evident in his jokes and cartoons. He was a professional cartoonist whose cartoons where published in several newspapers across Canada. Dad's great sense of humour, friendly supportive and loving personality will be treasured forever by his family and friends. Good Luck Dad! Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Saturday October 6th from 10:00a.m. till time of the funeral service at 11:00a.m. Reception to follow at the Mount Forest United Church. Interment at Flesherton Cemetery on Saturday at 2:30p.m. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com


I am very sorry for your loss. In the early 1990s, Jack's "Cork N Beans" cartoon and my "Avridges" strip ran together in the old Durham Citizen. It was wonderful to learn that he led such an amazing life and that he also hailed from the Dundalk/Flesherton area, where I've spent a large part of my life.

— Jeff Wilson, October 18, 2007

My sincere condolences to the Kennedy family for your loss. Dr. Kennedy was my dentist since I was a wee lad until his retirement. I thought you did an outstanding job on the obituary. It showed me a whole side of Dr. Kennedy that I never knew. Sure wish i could have read one of his cartoons.(LOL) Could have used some humor while sitting in the dentist's chair!!!! I will miss him. Jeff

— Jeff Harrison, January 1, 2010

Sincere condolences to the Kennedy Family. Jack was one of a kind and there are many good memories over a lot of years for our family. My personal favorite was the tap water coffee and talking about the lastest issue of Trotter while waiting for the freezing to kick in. The Quarrier Family.

— Diane ( Quarrier) McDonald, January 1, 2010

To Sue and family: Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and am very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I read the obituary, and can tell he was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. If I can help out at out, please let me know. Sylvia

— Sylvia Jaago Lelievre, January 1, 2010

Dear Sue, Very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

— Jennifer Patrick, January 1, 2010

I was very saddened to hear the news of Dr. Kennedy's passing. His kind nature and quirky sense of humour will be greatly missed by myself and other members of my family.

— Sue Spahr, January 1, 2010

jack always had something to say good or bad it was always the right thing to say god rest jack it was nice to know you kevin coutts

— kevin coutts, January 1, 2010

I'm sorry I wasn't there, you were my second Dad. I will never forget you. you are my family too

— doug linyard, January 1, 2010

MY sincere condolences to the family. Jack was my dentist all my life until he retired. Some people questioned why I went to him & never anyone else. I never really had a good answer, other than that I liked him & he always treated you fairly. I often saw & spoke to him in the mornings when he was up getting his paper & morning coffee. For the rest of the family, I also went to high school & played ball with Jack Jr for many years. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow. Keith Rawn

— Keith Rawn, January 1, 2010

Dear Sue Your father sounds like a real renaissance man with many talents. I could tell your affection for him from the stories you told me. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lorna

— Lorna Young, January 1, 2010

We would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family. I started going to Jack for my dental work when I was fourteen. We had many a laugh and a joke until my last tooth was pulled! When I got married Jack attended our Wedding. And Jack became my husband's Dentist. Bruce and I have always thought fondly of Jack. God made Jack special! Over the last month, each time we were in Mount Forest, I had a strong desire to see Jack. But, unfortunately I didn't follow that "gut feeling" and I'm sorry I didn't see him one more time. Jack will always live on through the memories and goodtimes he had with each one of you. Sincere sympathy, Bruce and Marna (Lee) Elschner Listowel

— Bruce and Marna Elschner, January 1, 2010

The Kennedy Family: So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your Dad, I ran into him often downtown, he always called me by name followed with a wise crack! He had a great sense of humour and was a well respected member of the community. I will miss him.

— shelley weber, January 1, 2010

Dear Karen, Your Mom and and all your family. We were so sorry to hear of the sudden death of your loved one, Jack. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. With sympathy, Marie and Keith

— Marie and Keith Stahan, January 1, 2010

Our sincere condolences to all of Jack's children. He was a real character and made a lot of people appreciate the humourous side of life. We hope your memories of your Dad will give you strength in your grief and help in the healing process. Sincerely, Patti-Jo McLellan Shaw & Jim Shaw

— Patti-Jo McLellan Shaw, January 1, 2010

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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