Messages in memory of Joe Kennedy R I P 9 March 2005
With regret, I have to inform you of the death of Joe Kennedy on 9 March
2005, at the age of 86 years. My father died peacefully at St Quentin's care
after suffering disabling strokes.
The funeral will be
You may have read the e-mail I circulated on 18 Feb. about Joe and his time
With best wishes,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the death of your Father. I
have very vague memories of him, since I was probably only about 7-8
years old when I last met him, but I remember he and your Mother used
to live in one of the huts close to the playing fields (our hut was at
the "top end" of the College, close to the fence not far from the
main entrance). I'm not sure whether any of your (subsequently) large
family were born at the time.
It must be a very difficult time for you all, especially your Mother.
Please pass on our best wishes to her and all your siblings. You are all
in our prayers. May he rest in peace.
I am very sad to learn that your beloved father has passed away. He was my
favourite lecturer in Kirkby. He was always very kind and helpful to his students.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences and convey the same to your mother and
I will pray for his soul. May he rest in peace.
Leslie Foo See Jork
I was very distressed to hear of the passing of your beloved father.
My deep condolences to you, your mother and your siblings.
I recall with great affection the kindness, hospitality and the very
caring attitude of your late father, a man always with a gentle smile.
I remember that about two years ago I wrote to your mother from whom I
learned regrettably that Joe had not been well and was in a nursing
home. Your mother visited him, I recall from her reply, practically
every day. I also expressed in my letter to your mother my great
admiration for a man, a teacher and a friend who had the stirling
qualities of utmost commitment to work, deep human understanding and
constantly enquiring the welfare of other people especially that of
his students. As a young man then, I learnt a lot from his passion for
work, devotion to duty and his great smile.
May he rest in peace.
Best wishes to you all.
Chiam Tah Wen
Kirkby 1954-1956 & 1962.