It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma Jean Kennedy at the age of 84. She passed away at Columbia House in Invermere, July 30th, 2020 with family by her side.
Born in Lintlaw Saskatchewan to Margaret and Bernard Kamphaus, she was the youngest of 8 children. Later in life she met and married the love of her life, Norman Kennedy. They were wed November 9th, 1953.
Five years later and with 3 young children in tow, they decided to pack up and head west. They settled in the small community of Wilmer, B.C., nestled in the heart of the Kootenays.
There they fell in love with the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains and remained in the valley throughout their lives.
They went on to raise a family of eight and spent many happy times in the great outdoors. Mom especially enjoyed her many outings, whether it was going on a picnic, fishing, picking berries or just out for a beautiful walk.
Also in her spare time, Mom loved gardening, flowers, birds, doing small crafts and sitting back reading her bible.
Mom was a loving, kind and caring, good-natured soul and treasured time spent with her family. She loved baking up a storm in her kitchen and enjoyed a great cup of hot tea along with baked goodies and reminiscing and sharing a few good laughs along the way.
Mom is survived by her eight children; Donna (Allen), Linda (Wayne), Colleen (Bill), Wallace (Ina), Brenda (Uli), Jennifer (Bob), John (Michelle) and Jackie; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She’s also survived by her brother Bill in Alberta and sister Francis in Saskatchewan.
She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A service will be held at Radium Christian Fellowship Church at 1 pm, August 15th, 2020.