Kenney, Ronald Herbert

August 27, 1942 - December 13, 2020

In loving memory of Ronald Herbert Kenney, who passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the age of 78 years. Loving husband of 55 years to Donna Gail (Wilson) of Mindemoya. Proud father of sons Michael (Shawna-Lee) and cherished grandfather of Kendall and son Patrick (a.k.a. Skater) all of Thunder Bay.  Born in Sudbury on August 27, 1942, he was the son of the late Herbert and Aurora Kenney (nee Therriault). Survived by brothers Alan (Diane) of Kirkland Lake and Wayne (Eliza) of Winnipeg, brother-in-law of Beverly Clark (predeceased Harold) of Essex, Mary Brewer of Sudbury and Hugh (Nancy) Wilson of Owen Sound. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends, especially his Manitoulin Island Family. Ron was very active in every community he resided in, especially when it came to hockey where he was a lifetime member of Thunder Bay Minor Hockey Association (TBMHA). Curling and golfing were his main interests after retiring to “The Island”. He enjoyed travelling every year to Cancun with his wife Donna and was famous for bragging about his minimalist packing skills for a month. He even toyed with the idea of cliff diving with his 3rd son Scott. He was also an active observer/instigator of the Outdoor Kitchen War between Scott and Randy. Ron was that “voice of reason” on whatever committee he was a member of, most recently the Community Living Manitoulin Board of Directors. His favorite saying was “What you permit, you promote”. As per Ron’s request there will be no visitation or service, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s memory can be made directly to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary or Manitoulin Community Living and would be greatly appreciated.


10 Condolences

  1. Donna,

    While you and I have never met, I was deeply saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. We deer hunted together on Manitoulin for several years and I got to appreciate both Ron’s sense of humour and his cooking skills. Ron will truly be missed at the hunt camp in the years to come. I don’t think I’ll be able to pass the Hobbit Hole, the stand Ron liked to hunt from the most, without thinking of him and the loss your family must be experiencing.

    James Beange

    By: James Beange
    December 30, 2020
  2. Dear Donna and Family,
    So sad to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a great coach, giving each boy his attention to reach their goal and to show respect for the game. He was well respected and admired for his big involvement for hockey in Thunder Bay. Thinking of you, the boys and family.
    May Kitching and family

    By: May Kitching
    December 27, 2020
  3. Dear Donna and family.. so sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences and HUGS

    By: Dawn Barr ( nee Topple )
    December 22, 2020
  4. Sorry Donna about your loss. Ron was a very devoted and committed volunteer. I will make a donation to Community Living in his memory.

    By: Sharon Stephens
    December 21, 2020
  5. Donna, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
    Linda Turner

    By: Name*
    December 21, 2020
  6. Mike and Family
    On behalf of the Thunder Bay Minor and the Westfort Maroons, I would like to express our condolences on your loss. He was a major contributor to both organizations and will be remembered for his dedication to the many kids that he helped.
    Wayne Fortes

    By: Wayne Fortes
    December 20, 2020
  7. Donna, so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. He was a good man and friend. Take care 😢

    By: Evie and Gary
    December 19, 2020
  8. Donna and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.

    Gord, Gail and Cody Wolkowski

    By: The Wolkowski’s
    December 19, 2020
  9. We are very saddened by the sudden loss of our very dear friend of 34 years, his presence will be deeply missed. We will forever remember our many deep and sometimes animated conversations on life with Ron. He was always ready and willing to impart his words of wisdom. Rest In Peace our dear friend.

    By: Ginette and Randy Mulligan
    December 17, 2020
  10. Sorry for your loss …Ron will be greatly missed by all who knew him …cherish all the memories …praying for peace and comfort ….Don & Sharon …sending donation to Gideons in memory of Ron ….

    By: Don & Sharon Stephens
    December 16, 2020

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