Born: May 12, 1962
Died: January 1, 2022
Age: 59 Years young
My sister Brenda and I, said goodbye, to our most precious and much-loved brother, Kenny, for the last time on Jan 1, 2022, New Year’s Day. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, May 12, 1962, to our parents the late Barbara Ann (Milne) Conway and the late Kenneth John Conway. Kenny was the baby boy my parents longed for, and our baby brother. He was our first male friend, always curious, kind, funny and with a keen sense of adventure.
Kenny leaves behind his sisters, Cheryl and Brenda Conway, his nephews, Daniel Laplante and Tyler Simon and his sole niece, Ashley Simon-Millett. Kenny also has several cousins and great nieces and nephews who will miss him.
Kenny was a graduate of the Sault College welding program and for most of his life he worked as either a welder or a roofer. Kenny was an excellent welder and took great pride in his work. His work often required climbing, crawling around on rooftops, or moving into awkward and sometimes dangerous spaces and thus he aptly earned the nickname “Spiderman”.
Kenny enjoyed all that life in Northern Ontario has to offer. He loved downhill skiing with his Uncles George and Howard Conway, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, riding his motorcycle, fishing, hunting, hiking, exploring and just being outdoors. Kenny had a strong lifelong friendship with his cousins Larry Milne and Mike Soucie. Our brother had many struggles throughout his life, yet he maintained his love for life, his quick wit, and his keen sense of humor. Kenny was always very empathetic and when we were down, he would always try his best to support us and remind us that difficult times would pass, and we had to carry-on the best we could.
As we remember and celebrate Kenny’s life, we know that we will never forget him. We will never get over our overwhelming feeling of loss, but we can take comfort knowing his suffering is over and that at the end of his spirit journey our mother will be there to take him in her arms and welcome him.
A special thank you to all the wonderful staff at Health Sciences North specifically the Dialysis Unit and the 6th Floor and to St. Gabriel’s Villa. You were very kind and courteous during Kenny’s many stays.
As per Kenny’s wishes there will be no service, but direct donations to the Kidney Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by his family. Kenny’s final resting place will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sault Ste. Marie, with our parents and our grandparents Milne.