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Born: Jul 25, 1965

Date of Passing: Nov 10, 2021

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On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Lucille passed away at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 56 years.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 12, 2021



It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Lucille Kennedy on November 10, 2021.
Lucille will be lovingly missed by her husband of 36 years, Ted Kennedy; mother Ethel Charette; sisters, Sylvia Charette, Valerie (Phil) Unger, Michelle (Mark) Jackson and father-in-law Patrick Kennedy. Lucille was predeceased by her father Lucien Charette and mother-in-law Diane Kennedy.
Lucille was born at the Health Sciences Centre Woman's Pavilion in Winnipeg, MB on July 25, 1965. She married the love of her life Ted on July 27, 1985. Lucille was a Production Manager during her very successful career of over 30 years at Jostens and Life Touch. Lucille had many friends throughout her time working and many lifelong friendships that she cherished deeply.
Aunty "Lou", as everyone called her, will be forever in the hearts of her eight nieces, one nephew, seven great-nieces and five great-nephews. She was always there with words of encouragement and loved each one of them dearly.
Lucille loved spending time with Ted and their dog Tucker in their beautiful back yard relaxing and gardening. She made their home the center of the family where birthdays, holidays and milestones were celebrated. She welcomed everyone with open arms and was extremely generous. She also loved when family and friends joined them at the cottage in Belaire, MB where relaxing was mandatory.
Lucille was a faithful Christian woman who loved God. Her faith was an essential part of her life.

"I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and fortress, my God, in whom I trust...Psalm 91:2

Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Boniface Hospital CancerCare and 4B for their extreme kindness, compassion, and exceptional care given.
Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial will take place in December 2021.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (25 entries)

  • I am deeply sorry for your loss, my condolences. I worked with Lucille at Jostens and Lifetouch she was an amazing person. She will be missed - Posted by: Linda Clawson (Former co worker ) on: Dec 08, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Ted and family and Tucker. I had the pleasure of working for Lucille and Ted , and I always referred them as my family. Lucille was a truly good person. She had the warmest smile which she gave of freely. Lucille was my Friend, she was beautiful inside and out. I will always cherish all of the memories I have with her. She certainly will be missed by all that loved her. Rest In Peace , Lucille until we meet again. Goodbye my family. Goodbye My friends. My path of life has come to an end. I have weathered it all, through sun, wind and rain. Through the joys, the heartaches, the tears and the pain. I have lived my life and did it my way! - Posted by: Diana Bailey (Friend ) on: Dec 05, 2021

  • I was fortunate to get to know Lucille through my years working at Jostens and Lifetouch. My condolences to all. - Posted by: Gwen Toonstra (Co-worker ) on: Dec 03, 2021

  • My condolences to Ted and The Charette Family. Lucille was a very nice person and I always enjoyed talking to her when I had occasion to. May she Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Norma Fraser (friend) on: Nov 26, 2021

  • We are deeply saddened for your loss. Please accept our heart felt condolences. - Posted by: Bev Clawson (Former co worker ) on: Nov 26, 2021

  • I want to send condolences to Lucille’s family. Sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Donna Flett (Mother of Darlene, Lucille’s Friend) on: Nov 24, 2021

  • Such shock and disbelief after hearing of Lucille's too soon passing. Although it's been many years since I've seen Lucille; it was an incredible privilege to know and work with her. Her work ethic and professionalism; her positive and respectful attitude and approach to all things; her willingness to learn and try new things; her kindness and generosity of spirit; her lovely smile and most importantly her love for Ted...just a few of the things that made Lucille the Super Star that she was. She made a difference! She was one of a kind and so well loved. - Posted by: Bev Gunnarson (Former coworker ) on: Nov 20, 2021

  • I had the absolute pleasure of working with Lucille for many years during my 16 year career at Jostens. Lucille was an utmost professional who loved her career, colleagues and always offered her employees support, friendship, and a huge, beautiful smile everyday. She was one of the most dedicated, caring, woman with integrity that I have ever known. My deepest, sincere condolences to her family, many many friends and co-workers. She had a special light in her heart and soul that enlightened everyone around her. A beautiful person, inside and out who made everyone feel at ease and positive about life. She will always live on in my heart and soul.🙌🙏🌠 - Posted by: Laurie Whincup (Previous Co-worker Jostens ) on: Nov 20, 2021

  • I worked with Lucille for many years at Jostens. She was always a caring, helpful and happy lady. Condolences to her husband Ted and her family. Too young to go. - Posted by: Shelley Muise (Worked at Jostens for many years) on: Nov 20, 2021

  • Hi, during my nearly 30 yr career in school photos with Jostens and Lifetouch, l had the extreme pleasure of knowing and working with this beautiful woman. Simply a joy. My hearfelt sympathy to all. Your beautiful description is perfect. Sending loving wishes to all. God Bless..💕 - Posted by: Cindy Ashford (Worked with at Jostens and Lifetouch) on: Nov 20, 2021

  • I had the honor of meeting Lucille while working at Jostens Canada and becoming friends. Lucille and Robin were always together and welcomed others into their circle of friendship making it quite a large group of amazing friends that Lucille made over the years. It was truly a pleasure to be a part of Lucille's group of friends. My heartfelt condolences to Lucille's husband Ted her family and friends. Rest in Paradise Lucille. - Posted by: Cheryl Rondeau (Friend) on: Nov 18, 2021

  • Had not seen Lucille in many years after my departure from Jostens/Life Touch but I have fond memories of her. From laughs to inspiration and just someone that I could go and talk to about everything and anything. A good person gone too soon. 😢 - Posted by: Tanis Mahood (Co Worker from Jostens/Lifetouch) on: Nov 17, 2021

  • I had the honour to call Lucille my boss at Jostens but more importantly my friend. She always had that big smile on her face. Always talked with compassion and understanding. She was a very brilliant woman. She was a great golfer as well. Tom and I remember taking golfing lessons with Lucille and Ted. She had a few tips she shared with me after the lessons which her wisdom was bang on!! She will be missed by many. Sending our deepest condolences to Ted and family. Sue and Tom Hnatiuk - Posted by: Susan Hnatiuk (Friend) on: Nov 15, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear of Lucille's passing. It's been many years since I've seen you all. It's truly heartbreaking. My condolences to Ted, Ethel, Sylvia, Valerie, Michelle and friends and family. - Posted by: Kelly Malowski (Friend) on: Nov 15, 2021

  • I worked with Lucille at Josten’s and Lifetouch. She was always helpful and friendly. Condolences to her family and friends. - Posted by: Charlotte Leclaire (Co-worker) on: Nov 14, 2021

  • My condolences to her family. I worked with Lucille at Jostens and she was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and was always a pleasure to work with. She will be missed. - Posted by: Blaine Gillander (Co-worker) on: Nov 14, 2021

  • Lucille…I had the honor and privilege to call her my dearest friend. I first met Lucille when we worked for Jostens. As others have mentioned, I also only remember her as happy, positive and quick with her laughter. Our friendship grew to include her wonderful and loving husband Ted. We had on many occasions enjoyed playing golf and Christmas get together’s to name a few. Even though we didn’t see each other often in the last few years she was always in my prayers and thoughts. I love and miss you Lou and until we meet again… My sincere sympathies to her loving family and especially to Ted. Lucie Engen - Posted by: Lucie Engen (Dear friend) on: Nov 14, 2021

  • To know Lucille was to love her. I had the blessing of her calling me “Dad”… an honour to be sure. Lucille was a caring person who put other’s needs before hers. She was genuinely curious and very interested in what was going on around her. Her husband and loyal fan my son Ted, was truly smitten with her… she was the sunshine in his life. Lucille had a heart as big as Texas and she held many souls that she loved in it…and they were blessed. “Love me….love my dog” seemed to be her philosophy and to witness the love she shared with her feline companion Tucker was heart warming. She was a family cornerstone and will be sorely, lovingly missed. - Posted by: Patrick Kennedy (Father In Law) on: Nov 14, 2021

  • Lucille and I met when we were 13 in grade 8 at Edmund Partridge Jr. Hugh School in West Kildonan. We were best friends, we grew up together, without her I would not be who I am today, and for that I am forever grateful to Lucille and her family. I started work at Jostens in 1985 and convinced Lucille to come work there with me, we car pooled for a few years until I went on to sell Real Estate and Lucille stayed on at Jostens and had a very successful career as Production Manager. Lucille was such a wonderful person, seriously the kindest most loving friend, daughter, sister and wife. My heart goes out to Ted, Ethel, Sylvia, Val, Michelle, Darlene and all who loved Lucille. This will be so hard for all of us to get through. You grieve as hard as you loved, so there will be many tears as Lucille was so loved by so many. With a broken heart I say farewell to my forever friend, Lucille, I loved you until the very end. - Posted by: Robin Sherman (close family Friend) on: Nov 14, 2021

  • Worked with Lucille at Josten's for over 20 years, she was a great person to work with and for. She will be missed, gone way too soon. - Posted by: Carmen Erickson (friend) on: Nov 13, 2021

  • I had the privilege of working with Lucille for 23 years, and saw her grow both as a person and a leader. Her generosity and concern for other individuals was simply amazing. Whether it was in the workplace or in a social setting, she was always held in the highest degree of respect. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Gail and I offer our sincere condolences to Ted and family. - Posted by: Steve Ramsay (Co-worker) on: Nov 13, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Ted and family. I had the pleasure of working with Lucille at Jostens. She was a truly good person I will remember as authentic, upbeat, personable, kind and positive. She had the warmest smile which she gave of freely. She made Jostens a nicer place to work at by being there. My heart goes out to Ted and all who love her. Lucille is gone way too soon & will be missed beyond measure. With deepest sympathy. - Posted by: Susan Jeroski (Former Co-Worker) on: Nov 13, 2021

  • My sincere condolences. Lucille was my friend since high school. She was beautiful inside and out. I will cherish all of the memories I have with her. You will be deeply missed. I love you Lucille. - Posted by: Darlene Pososki (Friend) on: Nov 13, 2021

  • Had the privilege of working with Lucille for 20 years at Jostens. Always positive and cheerful. A thoughtful and caring woman. Condolences to the family. Gone far too soon. RIP. - Posted by: Doug Krause (Co-worker) on: Nov 12, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Ted and family. I worked closely with Lucille for several years. Our best time together was playing in the Ladies Golf League. She was a wonderful golfer and I valued her tips and suggestions. She was the best chipper. Rest in Peace my friend. - Posted by: Patti Cole (Former colleague ) on: Nov 12, 2021

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