Gertrude "Trudie" Kennedy

Obituary of Gertrude "Trudie" Kennedy

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gertrude (Trudie) Evelyn Alverna Kennedy nee Powell, in her 96th year at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Saturday, November 5th, 2022. Predeceased by her husband and soulmate Douglas. Loving mother of Tod (Evelyn), Tracie, Scott and Rae (Mike). Cherished grandmother of Meghan, Cory (Zoi), Carson, Connor, Riley and the late Jared. Adored great Nana Trudie to Kobe and Carter. She will be sadly missed by her Aunt Mimi, her siblings Sharyn (Robert), Meredith, Bill (Joan) and her many nieces and nephews.

Trudie worked for many years as an Educational Assistant with the Toronto District School Board. After retiring to Innisfil Ontario, she continued her lifelong passions for music and art as an enthusiastic member of the Newtones singers in Newton Robinson and the Artists at the Gibson Centre in Alliston. Trudie was an eternal optimist who counted every day as a blessing. She was truly and deeply loved by all who called her Mom, Nana Trudie, Auntie Trudie, sister, and friend.

A memorial visitation will be held at Skwarchuk Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe Rd., Bradford on Sunday, November 20th, 2022 from 2:30 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 3:30 p.m.

Donations in Trudie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

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