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Date of Passing: Sep 04, 2019

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John Joseph Kennedy, aged 82, of Winnipeg, passed away on September 4, 2019.
He leaves us with wonderful memories, his life lived full of love and laughter and with a generous smile he opened his heart in love and friendship to many.
Family celebrating John's life are wife Linda Cran; daughter Sherri Bartel and husband Gerald Bartel; daughter Tracey Cechvala and husband Alan Cechvala; special daughter Brenda Lee Cran and husband Scott Spearman; Bartel and Bergen grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; many friends; and the friends he met often for morning coffee and laughter.
John was blessed with the love, laughter, and life he shared with Linda and her family, and Linda's grandchildren Grace and Amy who John so adored, and who adored him.
John played many roles in his life and found pleasure in life as a hunter, hockey player and musician. He was a man who demanded respect and while he grew to become a more mellow and roll with the punches kind of guy, he walked proudly to a challenge and to be heard. John's gift was the way he reached out to others with humour to make you feel special, and sharing a joke at your expense, knowing you were now friends.
We raise our glasses to you John, our husband, dad, uncle, papa, great-papa, and friend as you leave us with full hearts and enduring memories and feelings of your warmth, humour, and spirit.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Paroisse Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens, 289 Dussault Avenue, Winnipeg MB with Father Armand Le Gal presiding.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances of John may be made in the form desired by friends and family.

475 Provencher Blvd.
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 07, 2019

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Thank you John for the friendship, care and all the rides you provided to my father Jean. Condolences to his family - Posted by: Sylvette Allard (daughter of a friend of John's) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • Sharing your loss Linda and families on this day..sorry to miss you on the 11th but our thoughts and prayers will. Be strong as he will continue to be your guide....Gilles and Huguette Remillard - Posted by: Gilles and Huguette Remillard (acquaintance) on: Sep 11, 2019

  • Sincerest condolences on the loss of a very special man. He always had a ready smile and a great sense of humour. Special thoughts for you Linda and the family, he will be missed. God Bless and may he rest in peace. Hugs. - Posted by: Marie Booth (Friend) on: Sep 10, 2019

  • Always have a good time with John, what a nice man he was. I'll miss him a lot, we shared lots of laughs together, rest in peace my friend John. - Posted by: roger labrecque and Kathleen (friend good friend) on: Sep 09, 2019

  • Deepest condolences Linda and family. Remember him from the lake. Your old spot is not the same. - Posted by: David and Debbie Winnicky (Friend from lake) on: Sep 09, 2019

  • My sincere condolences to Linda and John's entire family. I will always remember all the fun times with you and Linda. Your guitar playing and singing, the dancing at 141 and the get-togethers on Setter Street. You've climbed the stairs ahead of us John. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Vicky Waskul (Friend) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • Condolences Linda and family, we have fond memories of John. - Posted by: Yvonne and Jim Stephen (Friends) on: Sep 07, 2019

  • My sincere condolences Linda and family. John was quite the character and will be missed by many. So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Lynne Lamirande (Friend) on: Sep 07, 2019

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