Louie Gerardus Kennes of Parkhill passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital at the age of 83.
Louie was the beloved husband of Carol Kennes for 57 years. Together Louie and Carol raised their family of Frank (Agnes) Kennes, Martin Kennes, Carl (Laura) Kennes, and Dan (Janet) Kennes. Louie was blessed to see his family grow with the birth of each of his grandchildren, Melissa, Robert, Jacob, Ashley, Aiden, Carson, Eric, Dylan, Carmen, Tanner, and Braedon. Louie will be missed by his siblings, Mary Vandenbogaard, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Kennes, Elizabeth Donkers, Hubert & Francis Kennes, and Pete & Seline Visser. The loved brother-in-law of John & Anne Geerts, Rita & Frank Vanderkant, Bob & Willie Peters, and John Timmermans. Louie is predeceased by his siblings, Katherine & Ted VanRoestel, Harry Kennes, John Donkers, Joseph & Rachel Kennes, Albert Vandenbogaard and his in-laws Mary Peters, John Peters, Nellie & John Dortmans, and Gertrude Timmermans .
Louie spent his life farming, working hard, and watching his family grow, filling his heart with pride. Louie was a man devoted to his faith and involved at his church. In his spare time, Louie enjoyed being a part of the shuffleboard group in Thedford, going to yard sales and snowbirding for many years together with Carol to Florida.
A Private Mass to be conducted on Monday, July 12, 2021. Please contact one of Louie’s children to be registered to attend. Donations can be made on Louie’s behalf to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Arrangements are entrusted to M.Box & Son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street in Parkhill. Please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com