William (Bill) John Kennedy passed away at home with his wife by his side, on Saturday, June 5th, 2021. Age 75 years.

Beloved husband, lover, best friend, and soul mate of Lauralee for 28 years. Survived by his little brother Murray and his wife Mabel. Predeceased by his parents Edna and Crossley Charles (C.C.) Kennedy. Also pre-deceased by his older brother Art and his wife Barb. Bill will be dearly missed by his nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces, and by Lauralee’s family. He will also be missed by his many, many, friends.

Bill was a pillar of the Pointe au Baril Community, and was part of the family business of C.C Kennedy Co. Ltd., Home Hardware. He was kindhearted, compassionate, and very generous. The Florence Universal Church was a very important part of his life.

Lauralee would like to thank everyone for all of the care and support Bill received.

A celebration of Bill’s life will take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Florence Universal Church in Pointe au Baril would be appreciated.


Our sincere condolences to Lauralee, Murray & Mabel, and your families.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief.

-Tom & Janice Lundy

I am so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing ..He was a great man and will be surely missed….my condolences to Lauralee and family.

-Hector Lebert

Our parents and entire family had nothing but respect for the Kennedy family. They were Pte Au Baril. Bill was always a gentleman and will be sadly missed. Condolences to all those who loved Bill.

-The McNabb Family

Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We treasure all the times we shared with him. Sending Sincere Sympathy, Gail & family.

-Gail McKowen

We are truly sorry for the passing of Bill. Our deepest condolences Lauralee...sending you love and strength.
May the memories you shared bring you comfort.
Darrell and Holly

-Holly Armstrong

So very sorry Lauralee. Wish we were there to give you a big hug.
He was a wonderful person and we will miss him forever.
Stay strong

-K & M Chrisropherson

A more kind and considerate Man there never was. Bill had a smile and a kind word for everyone. We are blessed to have known you, Bill. Rest peacefully now. Our deepest thoughts to you Lauralee. We will remember the good times and the laughs.
Paul and Karen Penfold

-Paul and Karen Penfold

Murray, Mabel and extended family members:

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

-Lloyd and Bonnie Ashbee &family

We were so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Barb, Jim, Chris & Eric Brignall

-Barb Brignall

I am so sorry to hear the news Lauralee.
I knew Bill for the better part of 50 years and he was a friend to both myself and the family for the entire time.
He was an avid supporter of the community and will be missed by many.
Hugs going out to you.

-Jock McPhee

We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a kind gentle soul that will be missed. May you find comfort in your memories Laura Lee. Take care . Perry & Ruth Ann Muma


We are so, so sorry Lauralee. We were saddened to hear of Bill's passing.
Keeping you close in our hearts. Sending you hugs and love. xoxo
Darrell and Holly.

-Holly Armstrong

Saddened to learn of my friend's passing. He always treated me with respect and I will miss him.
Brad Profit

-Brad Profit

Dear Laura Lee and extended family…so so very sorry..Bill was always so cheerful and so dedicated to his community …you are right…a pillar of his community…he loved Pointe au Baril so much and dedicated his life to help when and where he could..and with a smile…

-Patty Riches

My mom and dad met Bill's mom and dad in the late '30s.
and, thirty years later Bill and I rode Roy Madigan's bus to school.
Now, 50 years on, Bill's gone home.
Respect for the family.
Condolences to Lauralee.
See you soon, Bill.

-Ross and Marilyn Raby

So sorry about Bill's passing. Known him all my life and will forever miss him. We send all our love to Lauralee and his family. He will be remembered by us forever be in our hearts.

-Karen Hobson and Family

So sad to hear this news. Bill was the best partner and project consultant a cottage DIYer could ever ask for. No matter the task, he had the part and the solution. He was patient, smart, kind and a good businessman. Sincere sympathy to Loralee and the family.

-Don Burns, Fairport NY

I am so sorry to hear this news Lauralee. I remember so well your first dates and what a sweet man we all thought Bill was..blessings & hugs to you and Murray & Mabel.

-Frances Bean

Lauralee and family.
We always remember Bill and you as part of our welcome to PaB when we first arrived. He was always friendly and helpful and epitomized the community.
Our thoughts and wishes are with you at this difficult time. He will be missed but always fondly remembered.
With deepest sympathy, Pat & Lloyd.

-Lloyd Posno

For generations the Kennedy family was Pointe Au Baril. Bill was a huge part of that legacy. Always a helping hand, always a kind word, truly one of a kind. We all were blessed to have known him.

Rest In Peace Bill

John and Debbie Barclay

-John and Debbie Barclay

Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I worked with Bill at the store back in 1958. Rode the school bus and played hockey with Bill in the early and mid 60’s. Lost touch for about 55 years but thought of him often.
RIP. Condolences to the family.

-Ron Nelson

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My condolences go out to Laura lee , Murray and Mabel A great gentleman Respected Well.

-Kelly Stevenson

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. As a very young girl I would go to Kennedy’s to shop with my grandparents Irene & Horace Priestley and that’s when I met Bill. He was a bit of a tease and carried that great personality with him when he took over the store years later. Always smiling, ready to help out and have a chat. He will be missed.

-Debbie Smith

To Comfort You Many thoughts and prayers
are with you at this time of sorrow

-Tom and Sue Besner

So sorry to read about this. I will always remember his kindness and happiness when I saw him at the bank and around town. Condolences to Lauralee and family and friends

-Deborah Ranelli

I was so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was such a nice guy and will be missed terribly. My condolences to Laura Lee, Murray and Mabel.

-Lynn Raney

We were so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

-Bill & Helen Tedford

Lauralee, Murray, Mabel and family members: my deepest sympathy on your loss. He will be greatly missed by the many friends, neighbours and customers as well. My thoughts are with you at this time.

-Scott Barron

Sending our love Lauralee today. It was our joy and pleasure to know Bill the short time we did - a wonderful man. May your memories together bring you comfort always. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

-Harry & Beth Steeves

Lauralee :
Sending our love and thoughts to you in this time of grieving the loss of Bill and celebrating his life this week.
We only met Bill once ( at Uncle Gerald's and his combined birthday celebration) and enjoyed meeting him.
May your memories of a life well lived and shared give you peace at this time.

-Dale & Wendy Somers