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Dr. Gordon S. Kenney


Dr. Gordon S. Kenney

Dr. Gordon S. Kenney - 88, Florida and Debert, a devoted husband and father, died in Summerfield, Florida on March 1, 2017. Born in Cranston, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Gordon Bennett Kenney and Havena Marion (Hopkins) Kenney. 

He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.  He first practiced dentistry on the USS Chilton as a Navy Lieutenant stationed in Virginia. He married E. Bernice Kenney on May 25, 1955 and for many years practiced dentistry in Wakefield, Rhode Island.  Their love of the countryside, animals and living a quiet life would bring them to move to Nova Scotia, Canada in 1973.  He practiced dentistry for more than 35 years in Truro, Nova Scotia.  Kind and patient, with a quick and dry wit.  Following his retirement, a former patient remarked when meeting his wife ‘we miss his quiet, gentle touch’.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Truro and the Trinity Lutheran Church in Summerfield, Florida. In his spare time, he loved fine carpentry work and spending quality time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie Bernice (Kendell) Kenney and his children: Robert; Nancy; Alan; Ann; Amy and Thomas; as well as six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and two nieces. 

No visitation by request. Arrangements are under the direction of Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A graveside ceremony, followed by a celebration of life is planned for May 2017.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colchester SPCA, Truro, N.S. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Dr. Kenney’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:


Service Date
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Service Time
1:00 pm
Service Location
Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro

Burial Date
May 27, 2017
Burial Time
1:00 pm
Burial Location
Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro

Requested Charity
Colchester SPCA