Kevin Augustus Penney
Obituary for Kevin Augustus Penney
Kevin Augustus Penney - 84 Dartmouth passed away suddenly with his loving daughter Christine at his side on Sept 27th 2018 at the Admiral Long Term Care Centre. Kevin was born in Humbermouth Newfoundland where he met the love of his life Laura Buckle of Cornerbrook NL.
As a young man Kevin became a cadet and after graduating from high school became a Locomotive Engineer; the youngest engineer ever to drive the Newfie Bullet.
Due to an accident Kevin lost sight in one eye and started a new career in finance; a career that suited his friendly and outgoing disposition. Kevin worked with CIBC in Dartmouth as a branch manager until his retirement. Kevin thrived on helping clients and friends succeed and would help them in any way to reach their goals; a welcoming smile always.
Kevin was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a Legion member for over 50 years and a Master Mason.
Kevin enjoyed cooking (especially his solomon gundy ), making his home brew and sharing with all of his family and friends. Kevin and Laura loved travelling and in particularly to Florida. Fishing was a great passion and Kevin would drop a line at every opportunity.
Survived by daughter Christine Penney,Dartmouth,NS and Karen Vandekieft (Rick), London,Ont., grandchildren Kristen Nicholson (Mike), Matthew Foston(Audrey), Jillian Martin (Garth) and great-grandchildren (Leeland, Archer, Adelaide,and Emmett), two sisters Phyllis and Norma (Ron Sturge) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by wife Laura, brother Gerald and sister Fran.
A special thank you to his good friend Donny, Dr Addie, all of the kind and caring staff at the Admiral, and to all of his friends who took special care of Kevin (Mr Drysdale) in the village at the shack where they shared many laughs.
Cremation has taken place and burial will take place at a later date. Service to be held Saturday, Octobert 6th at 1pm at the Centennial Legion on Main St in Dartmouth with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of NS.
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