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Willett Eldon "Bill" Kennedy


Willett Eldon "Bill" Kennedy

Willett Eldon "Bill" Kennedy – age 88, of Sheffield Mills, died on Saturday, November 18, 2023 in Valley Hospice, Kentville. He was a son of the late Waldon and Jennie (Harris) Kennedy.

Growing up on the farm, Bill had a strong work ethic and worked on the Dominion Atlantic Railway for 35 years as Signal Maintainer and foreman. He was an athlete playing hockey and baseball and had a passion for fishing, hunting and trapping, but above all else, he was a fantastic storyteller. Bill had a passion for his home which he and his wife Joan designed and built for their family. For over 50 years, family and friends enjoyed the cottage he built in Granville Centre every summer.

Bill is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Michael (Angela), Kenneth (Robin), Heather and Robert (Janet); grandchildren, April (Marin), Christopher (Nicole), Alicia (Cameron), Danielle (Andrew) and Kyle (Whitney); and great-grandchildren, Luka and Mason.  He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Lionel (Helen).

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Melanie MacNeil and the members of Palliative Care, VON and Valley Hospice, for their care of Bill through his difficult journey.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-4pm on Saturday, December 2, 2023 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. A private family interment will be held in Canard Burial Ground at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the VON Annapolis Valley or Valley Hospice Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to

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Saturday, December 2, 2023
Visitation Time
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Visitation Location
White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Nova Scotia

Burial Location
Canard Burial Ground, Canard, Nova Scotia

Requested Charity
VON Annapolis Valley or Valley Hospice Foundation