John Robert Kennedy, a former reeve and life-long resident of Beamsville, died suddenly Sunday morning at his home on King St., in his 47th year.
He was a member of the Beamsville Council for 7 years, and served as reeve from 1935 to 1938. He was one of the village's most popular reeves, being elected to two terms by acclamation. His knowledge of municipal law also made him one of Beamsville's most competent civic officials.
Mr. Kennedy had conducted his own insurance business for the last 14 years.
During the last war, he served as president of the Red Cross Beamsville branch, and was instrumental in putting it in the forefront of local branches across the country, as it exceeded its quota in every campaign.
Mr. Kennedy was a past master of Ivy Lodge, A.F. and A.M., No. 115; a charter member of the Beamsville Chamber of Commerce; and a member of the Beamsville Lions Club.
A resident of Beamsville all his life, he was the son of the late John and Edna Kennedy.
Besides his wife, the former Marion Wright, he is survived by two daughters, Jane, at home and Mrs. Fraser Thompson, of St. Catharines; a brother, Harry, of Beamsville; three sisters, Mrs. Phillip Wismer, Jordan Station; Mrs. Charles Morningstar, London, and Mrs. Douglas Reid, of Niagara-on-the-Lake; and a grandson, Robert Kennedy Thompson.
Funeral services were held at the J.W. Buck and Son Funeral Home in Beamsville, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and interment was made in Mount Osborne Cemetery.