KENNY, Brad 19– – 20– (Please see poem below). It is with heavy hearts that the family of Bradley Kenny announces his passing on Sunday, November 30, 2014. He will be dearly missed by the loves of his life, Robin, wife of 23 years; his daughter, Ella; his dear feline companion, Moka; his 3 brothers, Mike (Darrell), Bernie (Lynne), and Cleave (Kori); his many nieces and nephews; and many family and friends. Brad was predeceased by his parents, Cleave and Marie; his brother, Wes; and his in laws and best friend, Donna and Malcolm Campbell. Brad enjoyed a long career with the City of Calgary Parks and Recreation Department. He was a huge football fan, loved music, especially Pink Floyd, enjoyed camping and a good outdoor bonfire.
How Do You Live Your Dash?
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning to the end.
He noted the first date was her birth and spoke the following date with tears. But he said what mattered most of all was the dash in between those years.
19– – 20–
For that dash represented all the time that she spent alive on earth And now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not how much we own – the cars, the house, the cash – What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down long enough to consider what’s true and real, And always try to understand the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more And love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile Remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So when your eulogy’s being read with your life’s actions to rehash, Would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?
A Celebration of Life will be held in Brad’s honor at the Calgary Elks Club, 2502 6 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 12:00-3:00pm. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Center, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 – 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Foothills Medical Center for their care and compassion. And to family and friends whose kindness was evidenced in thought and deed last evening; you know who you are. Thank you Big Brother Cleave.
As the holiday approaches, the family requests that you consider giving the gift of life – please sign your Universal Donor Card. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at www.piersons.ca. Arrangements are in care of PIERSON’S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone 403 235-3602.