Kenneth Spence

Kenneth Alexander "Kenny" Spence

January 10, 1933 - October 2, 2020
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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Dad and Grandpa, Kenneth (Kenny) Spence, after a short battle with pneumonia and leukaemia.

Kenny was the beloved husband to the late Marilyn Stevenson and the late Ruby Gibbons.

Dad of Judy Smith (Syd) of Edmonton, Tim Baker (Christena) of Renfrew, Jeff Baker of Ottawa.
Proud Grandpa and Pa to Richard and Alex Smith, Rhys Baker and Alena Kutsera.

Brother of Shirley Vincent (Reg) of Pembroke, brother-in-law to Margaret Curry, Elda Spence, Harold Daber, Arnold Wren and Norma Stevenson.

He was predeceased by his parents Alexander and Elsie Spence, his brothers James and Murray Spence as well as his sister Evelyn Daber.

He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Kenny will be remembered by friends and family for his smile and his teasing ways, a lover of fiddle and old country music, a square dance caller which he was taught to do at 13 yrs old and did up until dances were cancelled earlier this year, a great dancer, an athlete, outdoorsman, hard worker, someone who enjoyed a good conversation and just a really great man.

Many thanks to all of the nurses, staff and doctors that cared for Kenny at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and the Ottawa General Hospital, your care and compassion were very much appreciated.

At Kenny’s request there will be no visitation or funeral. A private family interment will be held at Castleford Union Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Zohr Family Funeral Home, Renfrew. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice Renfrew in memory of Kenny. Tributes, condolences and donations can be made online at
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    Castleford Union Cemetery
    3438 River Road
    Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z8
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Donations are being accepted for: HOSPICE RENFREW INC..


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Preston & Terry Cull

Posted at 05:12pm
Deepest Sympathy to Kenny's family and friends in the passing of this great man. Loved his dances and always willing to call a square dance for you. You will be missed by many. God Bless, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Preston, Terry Cull & family

Eldon Ostrom

Posted at 04:16pm
Dear Spence Families & Claire:

My sincere condolences to all of you on the passing of Kenny. He has come to our old time Saturday night dances in Bryson since the 70's. Kenny was a great square dance caller, dancer and all around nice man. We in the music business will certainly miss Kenny at all the dances.

Rest easy Kenny & call them good old time squares up above...........

Eldon Ostrom
Bryson, Quebec
BrysonAires & Heritage Country Bands

Revel Stewart

Posted at 08:12am
We will miss Kenny calling squares. My deepest sympathies to the family.

Ralph & Muriel Verch

Posted at 05:10pm
To the Spence Family: Our deepest sympathy. We knew Kenny through the Renfrew County Fiddlers. Always interesting to talk to and a great square dance caller. He will be missed.

Anne Marshall

Posted at 03:23pm
On behalf of the family of The late John and Irene Gibbons, I wish to extend our deepest sympathy. I remember him as a funny man, with a twinkle in his eye, who loved his family deeply.
Anne Marshall ( 1st cousin of Ruby)

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