Kendall Kenney

Kendall Kenney

2005

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Kendall James Kenney, Q.C. 83, Halifax, formerly from Bridgewater, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2005. Born in New Germany April 1, 1922, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Ruth Kenney. Due to an illness at 14 years, Kendall studied and graduated high school at home in New Germany and entered Pre-Law at Acadia University in 1942. He graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1947 and articled with Burchell-Smith in Halifax and G.H. Crouse in Bridgewater. Kendall was a faithful servant of the Lord. He was a member of the Bridgewater United Baptist Church where he met and married his wife Evelyn. He served as a Deacon for 12 years, as a teacher, as a member of the choir, Treasurer of the Endowment Fund and more recently as the Chairman of United Baptist Church of Bridgewater Foundation along with many other committees of the church. He has also served in many offices of the Atlantic United Baptist Convention including the convention parliamentarian. Kendall loved the Law. In 1949, he set up private practice in Bridgewater, taking over the practice of Arthur Thurlow. In 1970, Kendall began taking on partners and articling clerks to his firm until he retired in 1994. Kendall served as a town councilor for 5 years, town solicitor for 27 years, was a member of the Nova Scotia Bar Society, past president of the Western Nova Scotia Bar Society and member of the Lunenburg County Bar Society. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1960’s. He served on the Board of Governors of Acadia University and various Board committees. Kendall was a faithful friend and servant of his community. He served South Shore Regional Hospital first as board member for 12 years and then as solicitor for 25 years. He served on the Children's Aid Society, Bridgewater School Board, the Bridgewater Board of Trade and the Bridgewater Downtown Business Association. During the Diefenbaker-Pearson years, Kendall served as returning officer for Lunenburg-Queens. Kendall loved music. He was an accomplished musician, playing the violin and the piano since he was a child. He was also a tenor in the South Shore Chorale and played violin with the South Shore Concert Orchestra. He was a member of the local Community Concert Association. He is survived by his son James (Linda); daughter, Anne; grandchildren, Heather and Karl; niece, Sharon and nephews, Wayne, David and Gregory and by many good friends and neighbours. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn Marjorie (Harrison) and brothers, Carlyle and Stuart. Kendall was loved and well respected by his family, friends and colleagues. Visitation will be held on Saturday June 11, 2005 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Sweeney's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. A celebration of Kendall’s life will be held at Bridgewater United Baptist Church at 2pm on Sunday, June 12, 2005. Family burial will be at Brookside Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations of Kendall may be made to the Bridgewater United Baptist Church Building Fund, Acadia Divinity College or charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Kendall
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Sweeny's Funeral Home Ltd.