We Remember


November 20, 1932 — January 21, 2022

Peacefully, David Kennedy passed away in Kelowna on January 21, 2022, at the age of 89, with his wife Alice by his side.

David will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years, Alice. He was the treasured father and father-in-law of Susan and John, Glen and Alyson, Carole and Justin, and Scott. He was the adored grandfather of Leah and Todd, Kayla, Kelly and Max, Kyler, and Kody. He is also survived by his brother Dennis and wife Emily, brother-in-law Dennis and wife Cathie, step in-laws  Yvonne and Peco, Estelle and Gilbert, and Rene and Collette as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Dave was born in Winnipeg in November 1932 and lived there his entire life before moving to Kelowna in May 2020. He met the love of his life, Alice and they married in 1955. They had four children who they raised in St James.  Dave was a proud RIA, now CPA, and worked in the automobile industry for his entire career. He was very involved in his profession and taught courses for many years. He and Alice gave their time freely as volunteers to St Paul the Apostle Church and the Christian Centre.

The most important things to Dave were his family and friends. He was the eldest of his family of five siblings and relished his role as the family patriarch. He was predeceased by his sisters Donna, Doreen, and Dale.  Dave and Alice had many treasured lifelong friends.

Central to the family was their connection to their cottage.  Dave especially enjoyed the beach itself, and learned to waterski, windsurf and sail, with mixed results. Grand Beach was the place where everyone reconnected as a family. Every August, the cabin was bursting at the seams with family, and the annual family summer party took place.

Dave loved to travel with both friends and family to Europe and sun destinations.

Dave also loved to paint and passed on his passion to some of his grandchildren.  He enjoyed playing cards, going with friends to the casino,  and family outings at the horse races. Kennedy children were expected to learn to participate in these games at an early age, and many tantrums erupted when their allowances were lost in the course of developing these skills.

Dave enjoyed a long life, but his health started to decline several years ago. His sheer determination and stubbornness allowed him to attend both Kayla and Leah’s weddings in spite of poor health for which we were grateful. Despite his poor health, he maintained his sense of humour and positive attitude.

Dave’s sense of adventure also allowed him to move to Kelowna with Alice in 2020 to be closer to family and he was able to enjoy spending time in the beautiful Okanagan valley.

Dave will be remembered for his sense of humor, generosity, fairness, loyalty, and goodness. We will miss him.

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