It is with great sadness that we share the news of the sudden passing of our father, Frank Kenny, on December 24, 2019 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Frank was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1934. The youngest child of Frederick and Mary Kenny, he was educated at St. Patrick’s School in St. John’s. He left school early to join the Royal Canadian Army and he spent three years in Canada and Germany. After his discharge, he returned to Newfoundland but the desire to see the world could not be tamed. He eventually re-enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Eventually the military brought him to Gander, NL where he met a young Rosalie Hearn. After only a few months they were wed and a year later they had the first of two children. Over the span of 25 years, the RCAF took them to many postings across Canada. In the early 1970’s, The family settled in Red Deer, Alberta. Frank eventually joined the Corrections Canada Service and worked at Bowden Penitentiary with many of his former military colleagues. He eventually retired from this, as well, and opened his own Driving School. For the next ten years he taught the youth of Central Alberta how to drive. In 1999 he decided to sell his business and, yet again, retire. Unfortunately, shortly after selling his business, Rose, his wife of 40 years, passed away unexpectedly and Frank found himself alone. In due course he found himself spending time with a longtime friend of the family who had lost her husband a few years before. Helen and Frank became loving partners for the next 18 years. Frank is predeceased by his wife Rose, his sisters Gladys (Rudy) Perella and Marion (Justin) O’Brien. He is survived by his son, Terry (Helen) Kenny of Grande Prairie, his daughter Karen Kenny of Red Deer, his partner Helen Nesbit and her children, his niece and nephews, and his two great nephews. Frank was an avid golfer, loved to play cards and was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Parish. You could find him most afternoons having a cup of coffee at Tim’s and occasionally pulling the slots at the Casino. His quick wit and and his Newfoundland turns of phrase will be remembered by many. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Francis Aloysius Frank Kenny Tuesday December 24th 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Red-Deer, Province: Alberta