Deborah "Deb" L. Kennedy

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KENNEDY; Deborah Loumae ~ Peacefully after a lengthy battle on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay at the age of 70.  Deb Kennedy was the beloved wife of Douglas M. Kennedy.  Loving mother of Jeremy and his wife Missy.  Loved grandmother of Max and Zoë. Dear sister of Vicki Small (David) and the late Corky Swartman (survived by Susan).

Dear Deb,


You fought so hard and for so long. Now you can rest and enjoy all the things you love in Heaven with the other angels that watch over us.

You will forever be the bravest and strongest woman I have known and how lucky for me that you were my Mother in law.

Although Covid stole some time away from being with you, we have so so many years of wonderful memories that we will forever talk about and cherish.

You loved people so genuinely and you made friends everywhere you went. Asking questions and getting to know your nurses and doctors for example, you were their favourite patient. The hospital staff would visit you even when they weren't "on shift", because you were just a pleasure to be around. 

You made everyone feel special. You listened and remembered every detail of people's stories. You just loved getting to know everyone that crossed your path and the feeling was mutual.

You were so positive despite your body fighting one thing after another, after another...after another. Your strong spirit got you through so much in the last few years. You were so brave.

You had so many friends who loved you like family. You treated my niece and nephews like they were your own grandchildren. Zoë and Max were spoiled by your visits, always bringing them something special. You were the best at finding gifts for them, it's like you knew exactly what they wanted or needed. Your grandkids kept you going...I'm so honoured to have given you that gift, I know they meant everything to you.

You and Doug raised the most amazing person. Jer is simply the best. Thank you for giving me a partner that's as loyal as his father. Doug, your rock. Your constant. The man that has been by your side through all of it. We will take care of him just like he took care of you. Don't worry, these two men are strong too. They will be ok...but you know that.

We will miss you beyond words...but we all know you are happier now. ❤

Service Information

Due to the COVID restrictions, services will be decided and announced at a later date. In memory of Deb, donations to the Dunsford United Church or the Dunsford Community Centre would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, Millbrook (705-932-5300). Donations or condolences may be made at


Debbie will be so missed,not only by you but everyone she met.Keeping you all in my prayers

Barbara Germyn

So sorry to hear of Debs passing. She was a mentor to me in my early Fleming days and an overall great person. She will be missed

Heather Farr

My sincere condolences to the Kennedy family. I have great Fleming College memories of Debbie's pleasant demeanor ,great sense of humour and solid worker.

Stephen Thompson

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Debbie was so pleasant and was caring to those she worked with. I always loved seeing her smiling face in the morning.

Noreen Goodliff

Condolences to the family and friends. I always new our students were in good hands with the terrific service with a smile that Deb provided.

Brian Leigh Desbiens

Sorry to hear of Debbie’s passing. A lot of good memories from our College days.

Carol Bailey

We are extremely sorry to hear about sudden demise of Debbi. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. May her soul rest in eternal peace in Heaven. May Almighty grant the strength & courage to Doug & children to bear the loss of dear one.

Ashok & Jayshree Shah

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. I have many good memories of working with Debbie at the College over the years. Included in those memories is gathering with co-workers at her cottage on several occasions to enjoy a meal and take part in a boat ride to Fenelon Falls with Doug as captain.

Mary Ellen Kennedy

My sincere condolences to Doug and the family.

Marie Kean

We are so very sorry for your loss Doug and Family! Deb was a good soul, and we will miss her. The entire Hogan crew loved spending time at the cottage with you and Deb.

Pat and Carey Hogan

Doug and family..we were so sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. Our sincere condolences.

Doug and Sharon Vergeylen

Going to miss that beautiful smile Deb! A lovely, caring woman, always concerned for others, no matter how she was suffering. Rest In Peace my wonderful childhood friend.

Betty Steffler

Our condolences to Doug, Jeremy and family love and hugs, Deb will be missed, we both have so many memories of fun times

Dana and Greg ODell

to DOUG JEREMY MISSY and the kids so sorry for your lost we will miss her every day love

therese scheer

My condolences to Doug and family on Deb's passing . I had many great years working with Deb at Frost and will always remember her wonderful smile. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Warren G. Craft

Debbie will be deeply missed by our entire family. Her laughter and kindness will always be a cherished memory to us. We were lucky to know her and will miss her dearly.

Kyle & Jessica Gorassi

So sorry to hear of Deb’s death She has had so many health challenges over the years & is now at peace My thoughts & prayers to Doug & family

Anne Rodd

We so sad to hear about Deb’s passing. We know that she hadn’t been well for awhile but it is always a shock when the end comes. May the memories of your times together bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Regan and Bill

So sorry to hear about Deb. She was one of those jewels at the school.

Ron Date

Sorry to hear about Deb Doug... she will be missed ...

John Nicholls

Deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My condolences to Doug and family. I have many fond memories of Debbie, through our work days in Lindsay and when she lived in Lindsay. Also, playing softball on the Bobcaygeon Ladies Team. Very good memories

Frances Ferguson

We are very sad to hear of the loss of your wife Deb. Please accept our sincerest condolences for you and your family.

Steve and Doe Davey

Sorry For your loss Doug. I have many good memories of Deb at SSFC

Dave McClelland

Sorry to hear of Deb's passing. She always brightened the halls at Fleming with her smiles and friendly greetings. My condolences to her family.

Janet Millard

Very sad news. I enjoyed working with Debbie at the College. Her commitment to Frost Campus was second to none. Debbie and Sally Ellis work hours and hours at Deb's cottage trying to complete the timetable every semester. Debbie and Doug were such wonderful hosts at the cottage, the meals and the boat rides will always be a part of my memory. Doug, Jeremy and family, I am thinking about you at this very sad time. God bless you Debbie Kennedy you were a joy to know as a coworker and friend.

Patricia Bronson

So sad to hear of Debbie’s passing. We will miss her at the family gatherings. Our sincere condolences to Doug and the family

Sharon and Bill Grenier

My thoughts are with the Kennedy family as they morn the passing of Deb. I remember Deb from High School and what a fun person she was, as well as our happy days at Fleming. May you Rest In Peace Deb.

Bob Allen

The picture of Deb says it all. Her beautiful smile was always there to greet people. She was a good mentor for many employees at Fleming as well as a big asset to the Dunsford community. We have fond memories of her. Our thoughts are with you Jeremy and your entire family.

Bonnie & Jim Hancock

Doug and Jeremy, I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie fought hard and had many successes. I will remember always the fabulous trips we took when the kids were young and the ones we took without children. Wishing you all the best.

Karen Cook

Our sincere condolences to Doug and the rest of the Kennedy family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Fond memories of working with Debbie at Fleming College.

Cyndy and Bryan Broughton

I will remember Debbie has so helpful to students, staff & faculty at Fleming. She was so much fun to work with over the years. Doug, Jeremy and family you are in our thoughts, keep your memories close to your hearts.

Dianne & Earl Smith

our condolences to doug and family She will be missed

Michael Simpson& Joan

Dear Doug, Jeremy & Missy, So sorry to hear of your loss. We will always remember her welcoming smile and optimistic outlook no matter what she was going through. You will be missed. Paul & Jan Cook

Paul & Janet Cook

Our sincere condolences Doug and family.

Barry McMullen Grace Popovic

Doug and family... so very sorry to hear about Deb's passing.

Brian Parish

Doug and family. We are sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers,

Gloria & Tom Thurston

Condolences to Doug and family. Deb was such a special person who cared so much for SSFC students and staff. Really enjoyed working with Deb as she made the College a better place!

Larry Carr-Braint

I was so sorry to hear this; Deb's virtues will be missed and remembered by many. I recall especially her baking, enjoyed every year at the Kennedy picnic. "May light perpetual shine upon her."

Bob Kennedy

Dear Doug, Jeremy, Missy, Max, Zoe and all of Deb's family, I have been at such a loss for words. I am truly saddened by Deb's passing and sending my deepest sympathy to you all. Deb and Norm hired me at Fleming College 37 years ago and she made such a huge impact on my life. She was supportive, caring, kind, funny and always welcoming at work, her home, the cottage, it didn't matter. When we discovered I lived a couple of doors down from her Mom and Aunt we always shared those stories. Upon her retirement I was thrilled to host a retirement get together. We were all so blessed to work with her. Her colleagues were her friends and part of her family. I will be thinking of you all. Take care of yourselves, Joy Cyr

Joy Cyr

Deb, you will be missed by many, it was always a pleasure to sit and chat with you, watching you enjoy your grandkids, and the pups that were around, you had a very big heart, cared deeply about everyone around you... may your soul Rest In Peace, may your spirit remain in the heats of those you loved


Dear Doug, so sorry to hear of Deb's passing. Thinking of you at this time, take care. Ed

Ed Robinson