It is with deeply saddened hearts that the family of James Gordon Kennedy announce his passing on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Sharon Kennedy. Cherished father of Lisa (Ken) Marion and Karen (Terry) McPhail. Treasured grandfather of Kevin and Kyle McPhail. Dear brother of Bob (Carol) Kennedy and brother-in-law Steven (Sue) Hopwood. Predeceased by his parents Edward (Jeannette) Kennedy. James enjoyed watching football and was a devoted Detroit Lions fan. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will be held in Resurrection Cemetery. A memorial reception will be held to celebrate the life of James Kennedy on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Smith Family Centre (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please).