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Born: Oct 21, 1964

Date of Passing: Oct 31, 2020

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It is with the utmost sadness to announce the sudden passing of Susan Janet Kennedy after a brief battle with cancer. Susan passed away on October 31, 2020, at the age of 56, surrounded by her loving family in her home.
Susan was predeceased by her parents, Sylvia and Vincent Nedomys; father-in-law Louis Kennedy, and nephew Jamie Borys. Susan is survived by her soulmate and loving husband of 33 years of marriage, Lou Kennedy; sons, Thomas (Lauren), Sean (Aristeo), Louie (Tina); and soon to be born granddaughter Nora Susan Kennedy; sisters, Jackie Borys and Lorraine Nedomys; nieces, Nikki and Krissy, Sara, and Amber; nephews, Cole and Evan; sisters-in-law, Laura Olson, Kim Balcaen (Mike); brother-in-law Dan Kennedy (Marina), and Susan's mother-in-law, whom was also her best friend, Iris Kennedy. Susan is also survived by an insurmountable amount of extended family, friends, co-workers, and business associates who all loved and adored Susan.
On October 21, 1964, Susan was born in Winnipeg, growing up in East Kildonan, where she was an easy-going, fun-loving girl partaking in numerous adventures with her sisters and Mom. After Susan graduated from high school, she became a Registered Nurse, a job she loved due to her caring nature. After a 20 year career at the Health Sciences Centre, Susan retired to join the family business Kennedy Floorings (Gaulco Ltd.), where she became educated in financial accounting and took on the role of Chief Financial Officer and held this high position until her untimely passing.
Susan's life was an adventure, having many personal and shared hobbies with her husband and sons, which she was incredibly passionate about. Susan's personal hobbies always incorporated her family, including photography and creating a beautiful garden of which her husband and sons enjoyed immensely. When in full bloom, Susan's garden was the envy of the neighbourhood. Susan had a flair for interior design, a passion that she and son Sean fostered together, and her unwavering encouragement led Sean into the Architecture Interior Design program at University. Susan quickly learned of the Kennedy family's passion for Sprint Car racing soon after Susan and Lou began their lifelong love affair. Susan was Lou's number one supporter and cheerleader throughout his racing career, and having three sons, it was inevitable that they would also become racers. Susan was proud of her boy's many wins and championships in go-kart racing, with the past years supporting and encouraging Thomas on his success-filled sprint car driving career. Susan was incredibly excited when working to turn Louie and Tina's new house into a home in anticipation for her granddaughter this coming spring; becoming a Grandma and helping her son and his wife raise a child was a part of life Susan held great excitement for.
Susan loved travelling with her family in the motorhome, vacationing in California to visit family and friends, spending time at the beaches in St. Augustine, Florida in the winter, and on the beach at West Hawk Lake in the summer, always surrounded by her boys. Susan's life-filled travels extended beyond North America and into Europe, where Susan and Lou spent time in Monaco, Ghent, and many other places in between.
Susan held many passions in life, with the first and foremost being her husband and three sons, whom she adored with every fiber of her being, and was reciprocated with the same passion and love. No words can describe the beauty, love, support, and joy Susan brought to those who were fortunate enough to be a part of her life. Susan was universally loved by all who knew her because of the pure kindness and love that is continually projected from her soul. There was always a seat at Susan's dinner table for all who wandered into her home, exemplifying the infinite space she has in her heart. Words can only go so far as to describe the wonderful and beautiful person Susan is.
Susan did not want to go, but she will always be here with us, looking down and smiling alongside her Mother, Nana, and nephew Jamie. Susan will be dearly missed by all her family, friends, our racing community, and her loving husband and three sons.

Until we meet again, my love.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 07, 2020

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • To all the Kennedy Family, Susan was such a ray of sunshine. Her smile and welcoming spirit lit up a room. Susan was a beautiful woman, mother and wife both inside and outside. She was always so proud of her family and the Kennedy Flooring family. I and the Jenkins Flooring staff send condolences to Lou, sons and family and to you Iris. She will be truly missed. Linda Meyer and all Jenkins Staff - Posted by: Linda Meyer (Friend) on: Nov 20, 2020

  • Irina and I were shocked to learn of Susan's sudden passing. Susan had a personality that showed she was adventurous, caring, compassionate, kind, loving and warm. She was the type of person who easily attracted friends from all walks of life. Susan will be deeply missed by Lou and her sons and their families, other relatives and many, many friends. We offer our deepest sympathies to all on the passing of a much loved and beautiful person. - Posted by: Wayne and Irina Hanna (Friends) on: Nov 17, 2020

  • We were shocked and so saddened to hear of Susan's passing. She was such a kind and loving person. It didn't matter if you seen her last week or last year she always had warm greetings and hugs for you. Words cannot express the sorrow that we feel for you, Lou, Iris, Thomas, Sean, Louie and the rest of the Kennedy family. Time lessens the pain and you have so many happy memories to hold close to your hearts that will never fade. Our thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you all in this very sad and emotional time. She will be missed so much by all. Heaven has a very special new angel. Rest in peace Susan. - Posted by: Bob and Kim Parker (Friends ) on: Nov 13, 2020

  • We were so sorry to hear about Susan . I worked with Susan on A5 at HSC. She was a caring and compassionate nurse, I always looked forward to the shifts we worked together! There were showers , dinners, she was a friend that will be. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family! Trev and Barb Dyson - Posted by: Trev and Barb Dyson (Nursing colleague) on: Nov 13, 2020

  • One little story from Evident team. Since when I joined evident my relation became stronger with Kennedy floorings, Not only with Susan but with many staff members. I was always Susan's first person to help her with IT stuff which gave me so much courage to work harder, I met her once at the shop and it was amazing experience. She treated me like I am not just IT person but a guest at Kennedy flooring. She was kind, beautiful and soooo good by heart. She will be missed. But always remain in our hearts❤ Vini - Posted by: Vini shah (Business) on: Nov 12, 2020

  • I was stunned to hear of Susan's passing. She was such a beautiful soul. She always had a smile for everyone. We're so sorry for your loss Lou, Iris and family. You all are in our thoughts. Christine and Ron - Posted by: Christine Siewert (nee Smith) (Friend of family ) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • Dan, Marina, and family, our sincere condolences for the loss of your sister-in-law at this very sad time in history. May she rest in peace. Pino & Josie Zimarino - Posted by: Giuseppe (Pino) Zimarino (friends) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • Susan is such a shining light in so many people's lives. We all miss her terribly. We miss Susan's kind words and sweet smile. Our love and thoughts are with your family at this very difficult time. Sonya DeVriendt and family - Posted by: sonya devriendt (Friend) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • Susan was an Angel as long as we have known her and her family. Such a devoted wife, mother and a very special daughter-in-law to Iris. Family values and respect for all her family was always so evident. Susan was very knowledgeable and could teach you almost anything. The one lesson she couldn't teach was, how to live without her. As time heals this sorrow her son's can emulate their mother by living her values, respect and concerns for others in their daily living. Rest in peace Susan. - Posted by: Mark and Joy Buettner (friends) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • We where very shocked and saddened to hear of Susan’s passing. Sue was an awesome friend who was always happy to give support and lend a hand we you needed it. She loved Lou and her boys and supported all their endeavours. She will be missed by all of us who knew her. The Balmer family - Posted by: Mark Balmer (Friend) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • Doug and I are so sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. Sue and I worked together for many years on A5. She was an incredible, caring nurse. Getting together for craft days was also a highlight for her nursing friends. We send our deepest condolences to her family. Doug and Cheryl Gammack - Posted by: Cheryl and Doug Gammack (Nursing colleague) on: Nov 07, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. My condolences to the family. We had many good times together during high school. She will be missed. - Posted by: Susan Cassidy (High school friend) on: Nov 07, 2020

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