Robert "Bobby" Kennedy


Died: January 20, 2023
Place: Victoria Hospital, London

Vicky Thornton Baket
(Wednesday, January 25, 2023)

Oh what great times with Kay Bankes at the piano in Mum and Dad's rec room (Nessie and Ken Thornton). Bob would be centre stage , with Jessie sitting on the sidelines.He would sing a little and tell his tales with his " props" at the ready and that would have us all laughing and joining in the fun. Wonderful memories from my childhood. Bruce, may you find comfort in telling your own stories about your Dad among your family and friends. Peace be with you all.

Paula French
(Thursday, January 26, 2023)

No one will ever be able to tell a story like Bob could. What I would give to hear him tell a joke one more time. "Always keep 'em laughing" and "Could have been worse" will always remind me of my beloved Robert. I am so glad my Grandma found you. You brought so much joy into her life, and ours. You will never be forgotten. I will miss our little day trips together. Rest in sweet paradise.

Marylynn Kelly
(Saturday, January 28, 2023)

Oh how I loved listening to the stories you and Bruce shared. I can just imagine the joy you brought to many family and friends. You were a man who truly understood how "to live life to the fullest."
Thanks for sharing a couple of beers with me but I will cheer you to a good shot of scotch whiskey. Slainte Mhath Mr. Kennedy!

Richard Allen
(Saturday, January 28, 2023)

Bruce and family please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Robert. He truly was a man of great character. He served his country well beyond the call of duty and overcame many health issues thru the years and yet always had a song, joke or story to entertain those around him. Yes, a true veteran in every sense of the word. We tip our glass to you. "The song is ended but the melody lingers on"

Richard & Marilyn Allen

Sue Hardy
(Saturday, January 28, 2023)

What a privilege and pleasure it was to have known Bob in my time at St. Joseph’s. His sense of humour, compassion for others and his ability to tell a story made him a joy to know. Thank you for your service Bob. God Bless.

Eva Norman-Vestergaard
(Sunday, January 29, 2023)

My condolences on the passing of Bob,a former neighbour on Southwood Cres.He loved his wife and family dearly .Always joking and entertaining.Rest in peace.

Judy Clinton
(Monday, January 30, 2023)

Bob was a friend and co-member of the Horton Street Senior Centre for many years. How he loved to tell jokes and stories. He was a kind man and I know he will be missed by his family and many friends. Rest in Peace Bob.

Michelle Pitt
(Monday, January 30, 2023)

I am saddened to hear about Bob's passing. He was a kind soul and I truly enjoyed hearing about all of his wartime stories on Betty's patio.
Deepest sympathy to the family.

Godessa (RPN - VCP Parkwood Hospital)
(Monday, January 30, 2023)

Rest In Peace Bob. It’s an honour to have known and cared for you even for a short time. Thank you for your service. You’ll be missed and we will remember.

John Van Dommelen
(Monday, January 30, 2023)

My sincerest condolences to your family on the passing of a wonderful man, Bobby. I have fond memories of working part time with him at the LCBO during my university years. Always brought laughter and joy to all of us, as was his gift. Rest in peace old friend.

Nancy Armstrong Thomson
(Sunday, February 5, 2023)

So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was a true friend to our Dad when he was living at Parkwood. His jolly nature, his love for music & carving birds impressed us all & he will be missed dearly.
Sincerely, Chris & Nancy

Ann Pigott
(Saturday, February 18, 2023)

Bruce, I just found out that your dad has passed. I send my sincere condolences. I retired from Parkwood in August, 2020, but still kept in touch with Bob, mostly by sending notes. Bob always replied. He was a very special person and a great inspiration to many. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to get to know Bob. It was especially quite a thrill for me to help Bob write his memoirs in his book, “From the Arctic to the Pacific and In Between”. I will never forget him! And I have raised a glass of scotch to his memory!