Robert "Bobby" Kennedy


KENNEDY, Robert Edward "Bobby"…

In his 103rd year, Robert "Bobby" Kennedy passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Victoria Hospital, London with family at his side.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on September 2, 1920. Predeceased by his wife Jessie (nee Bruce) (2005), son Jim (2017), his parents, two brothers, three sisters, and loving companion Betty Weetman (2021). He will be greatly missed by his son Bruce, grandsons Joe and Derek (partner AJ), members of the Weetman family and friends.

At the age of 17, he joined the Royal Marines and trained as Gun Layer. He served on a number of ships in the WWII. His ship "The H.M.Z.S. Gambia" was recognized as firing the last rounds of WWII. He was in Toyo Bay when Japan surrendered on his 25th birthday, September 2, 1945. He came to Canada in 1946, where he met his future wife, Jessie Bruce, his Nurse. They moved to London in 1949, and worked at the Highbury Ave. Army Depo, then retired from the LCBO. He had a fond love of soccer (football). He was 1 of 6 founding members of London Minor Soccer in 1964, and served as the first President for four years. He was an active Mason throughout his life, earning his 50-year pin, and was a member of the Royal Marins Association London.

His love of entertaining, singing and telling jokes and stories brought a smile to many people. He spent the last six years at Parkwood Hospital in the Veteran's Care Program where he did bird carving, water colour painting, and was a fixture in the halls moving about where many people knew and loved him. We wish to give a thank you to the staff and nurses of Parkwood Veteran's Care Program for the outstanding attention given to all of our Veteran's and families.

Cremation has taken place. Future interment in Pond Mills Cemetery, London. In memory of Bobby, donations may be made to Parkwood Institute - Veteran's Care Program, c/o St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, ON N6A 4V2 or Wounded Warriors Canada, 1900-1500 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2Z6. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences shared at