FENNELL, William Kenneth
It is with extreme sadness and overwhelming heartache that we announce the passing of William Kenneth Fennell, age 60, on July 3, 2018, at home after a very lengthy illness. Bill was born in Sydney on October 24, 1957 to the late Vivian and Robert Fennell and is the son of Loraine Fennell and the late Gregory Fennell. He is survived by his wife Kara (MacKinnon); daughter, Lauren Fennell; brothers and sisters, Jimmy (Janice) Fennell, Joan (Joe) Burt, Bruce (Marcel) Fennell, Robert (Rochelle) Fennell, Betty Ann (Jim) Neil, Nancy Fennell and Donna Fennell; also, many loving nieces and nephews. William was predeceased by his sister Sharon and infant daughter Katherine.
Bill was the most amazing man I ever known and was always looking forward to the future despite his illness. When he was well and working for Devco he loved time spent on his motorcycle, snowmobiling and his boat on the Bras d’Or Lakes. Though he was very sick the last years he still wanted to enjoy life with his new truck and trailer on the Lake.
Lauren and I were given the gift of love and life with you Bill, and now we have to give you back. But we are better people because of you, having experienced your bravery and strength all these years. So, as you said quite often Bill “Good bye hon, I love you."
A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held Saturday July 7, 2018, a visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and a service to follow at Chant’s Funeral Home 564 Alexandra St., Sydney. A private interment will be held at a later date.