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Memorable Manitobans: John Vincent Macdonald “Jack” Kennedy (1929-2016)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born at The Pas on 29 April 1929, son of Edward and Mabel Kennedy, he attended St. Paul’s High School and St. Paul’s College in Winnipeg then returned to The Pas to work for The Pas Lumber Company before starting his own fuel distribution business in 1956. He was founding President of The Pas Huskies hockey team and played with them until 1964. He also the founder and President of The Pas Minor Hockey Association. During the 1960s and 1970s, he served as President of The Pas Rotary Club, school board trustee and chair, and a councilor and Mayor of The Pas (1973-1974). He ran unsuccesfully for a seat in the House of Commons in the 1984 general election. He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Knights of Columbus. He died at Winnipeg on 19 September 2016 and was buried in The Pas Riverside Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 September 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 Septembe 2016

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