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Melvin Gerald Kenny
March 27, 1935 - November 7, 2018
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<div itemprop="description">It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father at the age 83 on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. He was born in Ottawa to the late Gerald Kenny and Mildred Brady. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Nicole, his daughter, Linda Rombough (Sean Rombough), and his son, Glen Kenny (Nadia Brez). Proud grandfather of Kasha and Wayquay Rombough. Dear brother of Derril Kenny, Diane Wareham, Beverly Atwood, Maureen Goegan, Sandra Kenny, Cathy Kenny, Bruce Kenny, Marlene Larabie and Darlene Shearer. Predeceased by his sister Sandra Romrell and brothers Robert Hewson, and Keiven Kenny. He will be deeply missed by many family and friends.<br><br>Mel graduated from the Ottawa Technical High School and joined the Air Force as a navigator in 1953. During his military service, he flew on the CF-100’s and Voodoos, and was stationed in Winnipeg, Ottawa, Bagotville, St. Jean-sur-le Richelieu, Baden, Germany, as well as North Bay. He retired in Ottawa in 1981 as a Major. He continued his career with DND as an administrator with Operational Research until his retirement in 1995. Dad loved fixing cars, computers and gardening. <br><br>Family wish to express their gratitude and thanks for the kindness and compassion of his family physician Dr. Spence, Dr. Douglas’ palliative team, the nurses and doctors of the Queensway Carleton Hospital, the Veteran’s Affairs Canada’s nursing team, Bayshore Health Care, and the Champlain LHIN Care Coordinators. And a special acknowledgement to Yvonne Ndayiragije and Freddy Niyonzima who provided many acts of kindness while caring for dad through many difficult nights at the hospital.<br><br>Friends are invited to a Memorial Service to celebrate dad’s life at the Pinecrest Remembrance Centre, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa, on Friday, November 16 at 12 p.m. followed by a reception.<br><br>For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to the Ottawa Heart Institute.</div>