Barbara Anne Kennedy

February 15, 1942 – July 14, 2019

We are deeply saddened to announce Barbara’s passing, peacefully and surrounded by her family.  She leaves to mourn her beloved husband of 52 years, Allan, her son Alex, her daughter Brenda Kumar (Deepak), her son Robert (Robin), and her three grand-daughters Jillian, Rachel, and Skyler.  She was predeceased by her parents, three sisters, and her daughter-in-law Beverly.

Barbara led the adventurous and challenging life of a Navy Wife, moving her family and life frequently across Canada as well as to Plymouth and London, England and Washington, DC.  Friends and associates from around the world were proud to have her in their life.  In retirement she and Allan settled in Victoria, BC and enjoyed a wide community of friends and activities in this beautiful seaside city.  Barbara will be remembered for her endless devotion to her family, and her love of literature, music, travel, fashion, history, crossword puzzles, and dogs.  A Nova Scotian by birth, she enjoyed being part of a large family in Dartmouth and was proud of their Cape Breton heritage. Barbara was witty, beautiful, and kind, and is missed terribly by her family and friends.

A funeral mass will be held at noon on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Saint Andrew’s Cathedral at 740 View St. in Victoria, followed by a reception at 50 Songhees Road.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Agency would be appreciated.

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  1. Dave and Sheila Primeau

    We were deeply saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences, Al.

  2. So very sorry to hear if your loss Al and family. May your memories help to sustain you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Vivian & Bud W.

  3. To Al and your family, my condolences to you all. Never saw Barb, despite all her pain and discomfort with a smile. She was such a warm and welcoming person. She will be missed by many.

  4. Phyllis Deptuck

    Al and family. I only met Barbara once in England at the 40th anniversary of the Kootenay. She was extremely friendly to all of us. God bless her. Phyllis

    • Al and family. I am deeply saddened to hear of Barb’s passing; she was beautiful and kind. Remember that many others are thinking of you and adding their strength to yours during this time. My prayers are with you and the family. God bless her and you. Nancy

  5. Bob & Carole Somers

    Sincerest condolences to Al and family for your loss. We are all not as well off without her being with us.

  6. Jacqueline Cullen

    Sincere condolences to you all at this most difficult time.

  7. Michel Janisse

    My deepest sympathy Al, to you and your family.

  8. Lois and Arnold Toutant

    Our sincere sympathy to Al and family at this sad time.

  9. Al so sorry to hear of Barb,s passing , she was a wonderful & beautiful person! Please pass along our deepest sympathy to your family and know that Barb is in our prayers!
    Sincerely,
    Ellie & Paul Day

  10. Naseem & Akbar Charania

    Our sincere condolences to Al and Kennedy family…
    We pray that may you have the courage to burden the loss of your loved one..
    We pray for Barbara’s soul to rest in eternal peace…amen.
    Barbara’s fond memories and her wonderful personality will live on and her presence will always be among us.

  11. Sharron Aitchison

    My sincere condolences to all of you. I know you will find some peace with your memories, and the love that has been shared. Sharron Aitchison

  12. Dear Al,
    It was with sadness to learn your beloved Barbara has passed on. May the happy memories and good times you shared together over many years be a source of some comfort during this painful and difficult period.My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  13. Dear Al and family,
    Our sincere condolences on your great loss, the world will not be the same without her.

    Wes and Peggy Lewis

  14. Gary and Louise Thurber

    To Al and all the family, our sincere condolences on the loss of Barb. Her courage and strength has been an inspiration. She will be remembered and very much missed.

  15. Merge and Al Sunderji

    Oh Al, we are so sorry to hear the news of Barb’s passing. We will miss her deeply — her welcoming smile, her sense of humour, and her memorable presence. May your beautiful memories of her help you and your family through this difficult time. We will unfortunately not be in Victoria till the end of this month, so cannot be at her funeral or reception. But please know that Barb, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Jim and Corinne Anderson

    Our sincere condolences Al to you and your family. Barb will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jim and Corinne Anderson

  17. To Al and family I am saddened by your loss and it stirs memories of my moms battle with cancer . I hope to see you when you come back to Nova Scotia, on behalf of all the Days our thoughts are with you.

  18. Al and family. I am deeply saddened to hear of Barb’s passing; she was beautiful and kind. Remember that many others are thinking of you and adding their strength to yours during this time. My prayers are with you and the family. God bless her and you. Nancy

  19. Words cannot express our sadness at this time.Know that we,Barb’sfriends at 50 Songhees, have you in our thoughts and prayers.May God bless you now and always.

  20. Steve & Carol Rowland

    Please accept that most sincere condolences of my wife and I as well as all members of the Kootenay family. You are in our thoughts and our hearts.

  21. Dear Al and family,
    Please accept our most sincere condolences. We hope and pray that the wonderful memories that you and Barb have made together will help you through this difficult time.

    Paul and Lil O’Boyle

  22. Tom and Julie Eustace

    Al,
    Julie and I were deeply saddened and so very sorry to hear the news of Barbra’s passing and are thinking of you and your Family at this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and our hearts and wish your many cherished memories help bring you peace and comfort throughout the days ahead.
    Sending you our sincere condolences. Tom and Julie

  23. Dear Al and family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences. In this period of grief and sadness, we are with you heart and soul. Let the soul of our beloved Barbara rest in peace!
    Joy and Dilip

  24. Al: Have just heard the very sad news about your wife. She was a very warm and caring person, the quintessential navy wife who will be missed by all who knew her. Having gone through a similar experience some years ago with my late wife, I am well aware of how difficult this must be for you and your family. Please accept my sincere condolences and deepest sympathy on your loss.
    Tony

  25. Lenora Kristensen

    Al, we were saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We will not be able to make the reception at 50 Songhees but know that we are there in spirit.
    Lenora and Dale

  26. Bob and Lorraine Kisby

    Dear Al and Family,
    We are so very sorry and deeply saddened to hear on the passing of Barbara. Our sincere condolences to you Al and your Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob had very teary eyes and expression of sadness upon learning of the passing of Barbara. May the memories of 52 years bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
    Bob and Lorraine Kisby

  27. Cathy Hicks Kennard

    Dear Mr. Kennedy and Family–We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your wife, Barbara, who I knew as Bobby’s mother. I have such fond memories of y’all coming to visit Bob in Tucson and having Thanksgiving dinner with you there. We are holding you all in our thoughts and sending you love, peace, and strength…Cathy Hicks Kennard and Family

  28. Dear Al and Family,
    To you all, Doug and I extend our heartfelt sympathy.
    Barb was in every way a beautiful woman. She brought warmth into any room and made people feel good.
    You will miss her greatly as will her Condo neighbours. but you must remember all the happy times your family spent together.
    Sincerely, Janette Geidt

  29. Mitch and Betty Wierenga

    Dear Al and Family,
    Betty and I were saddened to hear of your loss of your lovely wife Barbara. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mitch and Betty

  30. Ray & Heather Gordon

    Al & Family,
    We were saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing and hope the many lovely memories you have of her help you through these difficult times.
    Yours aye,

  31. David McCracken

    Al & Family. Ever so saddened at the news of Barb’s passing. Fondly remembering events, get togethers and meet-ups since we first met in 1977 when we rented your house in Saanich. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Dave & Jane

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