Fabian Kennedy

January 19, 1922 to May 9, 2019


Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, Fabian Kennedy. Predeceased by his wife Helen, his brothers Leonard, Dermot, and Edward and his sister Mary. Leaving to mourn his daughters Anne and Karen, his sons Mark (Sheila Crosbie), Edward (Christine Hobeika), his grandchildren Lauren and Greg Penney, Jeremy and Erinn Power, Cara and Tegan Kennedy, his sister in law Bernice Kennedy and his friend Elizabeth Hiscock. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday, May 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Monday, May 13 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X on Tuesday, May 14, at 9:30 am. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home.



2-4 p.m. on May 12, 2019

7-9 p.m. on May 12, 2019

10 a.m. - 12 noon on May 13, 2019

2-4 p.m. on May 13, 2019

7-9 p.m. on May 13, 2019

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Very sorry to hear of Fabian’s death. He was a very fine person and a true gentleman. My condolences to Fabian’s family and friends.

Toby McDonald

Karen, I was sorry to hear that you lost your dad – I know you two were close. I hope that you, Jeremy, and Erinn are doing ok and I’m sorry I couldn’t be there to give my condolences in person.

All the best.
David Browne

Anne and Family

Sorry to hear about your dad having passed. I heard so many good things about him from Anne over the years. My thoughts are with you.

Karen & Family;

So saddened to hear about your Dad’s passing. I have so many fond memories of ‘Pop’ since we met in recent years…from patching him up, to a discussion about his sneakers:-) He was one of the most patient, unassuming, gentle human beings I’ve known; the epitome of “Zen!” A true gentleman…

Although selfishly, I missed him, I am happy that he returned home with his family…especially through the long, cold, lonely winter months…hoping you find peace & comfort in the strong bond you shared and the love you had for each other. So many memories between Dads & Daughters…

Thinking of you…& sending Great, Big Hugs…


Tina RN

Karen, Anne and Mark,
So sorry to hear of your loss. The Newfoundland connection for our family here in Ottawa is pretty darned strong because of all Kathy’s relatives, but particularly your father. He was an anchor – in a good way. And he will be missed. Fabe was such a good brother to Len, especially during Len’s fight with cancer. He was such a gentleman. I’ll always remember him taking us to the train museum in St. John’s after hours for a special tour. And I’ll always remember the reaction of our kids when they first saw Fabe. He and their grandpa Len were so alike.
Condolences to you and the others in your family. Wishing I was there.

Sorry to hear about Fabians passing. He can now say Hello to his brothers and sister who passed before.
Condolences to the family.
It was a pleasure meeting you all,.
With Best Wishes.

So sorry for your loss Karen. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Karen and Family

So very sad to hear of the loss of your father. You were so fortunate to have spent so much time with him over the years and to have him with you in his final days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Karen, Jeremy, and Erinn,

Very sad to hear of the passing of Mr Kennedy. As a child I was always happy when he came around as he was very kind and approachable.

I know that he is leaving your family with countless fond memories.

Hello Karen, I just received Margare’s e mail. Frank and I are in Tennessee. I was sorry to learn of Your Dad’s death. i know it was not easy in the last while but I hope that it will bes will be a consolation that you were able to care for him in his last days. I hope that good memories and the support of your family and friends will help ease your grief. At this sad time. Please accept our sincere time

Anne & Karen, so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My deepest condolence. May he rest in peace.

Very sorry to have learned of Fabian’s passing. He was a valued friend and colleague when I was appointed to St. John’s by the CN in 1986. His knowledge and history
about railroading in Newfoundland was without parallel. Kindest expression of sympathy to his family and many friends.
Howard Easton Retired Asst. V.P. CN Atlantic Region
Moncton and former General Manager St. John’s

Karen, Mark and family.
What a life! How wonderful to have had such a kind and generous man as Fabe Kennedy in all of our lives. Vernon andi i weee privileged to share a rotary friendship and enjoyed his enthusiasm for, and dedication to community service.
He had words of wisdom, stories to o make you smile, and words of comfort when times were less than starry.

You must all cherish your times with this lovely man. He loves his family and his friends and we have all been blessed having him in our lives.
We are not in St. John’s so will not see you at the service. Know you are in our prayers

Sending my condolences upon the passing of your dear father. The fond memories will remain in my heart.
Norma Pratt

My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
I will always remember my little visits with your Dad.
Sometimes he would love to chat……. his stories so interesting I would find it hard to leave. Always a Gentleman in every way.
David Pye
Kenny’s Pond

Karen & Family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss of such an amazing man. Keep all your fond memories close. I worked at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence during his stay there and I’ll always remember him as such an outdoorsman who loved to walk and most of all loved his family. He was such a kind man with a gentle soul.

Dear Anne, Karen, Mark and Edward,
I am truly saddened to hear about your Dad, a kind and gentle man. You have my deepest sympathies for your loss.
Lynnette Browne

Karen, Anne, Mark and Edward, Sincere condolences to you and your families on the loss of your father. I remember both your parents fondly as a child when we visited your home. When visiting my parents later in life we occasionally would run into your Dad and it was always a joyful encounter!
Shelley Browne Austensen
Peter and Jeannie Browne’s daughter
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Anne and Karen. I am so sorry to learn of your Dad’s death. I am out of the province so can’t be with you in person. My Dad, who was in school with your Dad, will be there on behalf of our family. Anne (Darcy) Bown

Karen, Anne, Mark, Edward and families, we are so sorry for your loss. Our parents friendship was a long one filled with joy and affection! Dad’s years on the golf course with Fab were some of his happiest! Frank, Bill, Dot and I are out of the province and unfortunately will not be able to extend our condolences in person. Your Dad was a lovely person who will be missed.

Dear Karen,
On learning of your fathers passing I immediately reflected on the many times that I saw you with your father at local performances; he was blessed to have such a devoted daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family; may your memories sustain you and fill you in his physical absence.

I first met Fabian 16 years ago at a Probus Meeting and we struck up an immediate friendship. Over the years I found Fabian to be a respectful, kind, thoughtful and considerate gentle man. He loved people and life and all it had to offer. Above all he loved his family. He will be greatly missed but forever remembered. Sincere condolences to all the Kennedy Family.
God speed, Fabian.
. God speed, Fabian.

To all of the Kennedy family I have met over the years, I offer my sincere condolences on the loss of Fabian. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times. He once picked me up at Karen’s and drove me to your beautiful Art Gallery, because he thought I shouldn’t miss it while I was there – and he was right! Such a lovely man, who I know you will all miss.