Ronald Kennedy

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Friends and family, what words of comfort can you offer the survivors?

Heather Kennedy-Plant
Gladys you were loved by Ron and all of his children and family members! This love is everlasting and enduring! Your support and strength during Popa's stages of dementia were greatly appreciated by us all, especially Popa! Thank you for being a central figure in our family's circle of support! We love you!

What would you like to share with anyone who has a family member with Dementia or Alzheimer's?

Heather Kennedy-Plant
Here is a great article on end of life care for dementia patients. I have returned to it several times and found it informative and helpful.

Is there anything about end - of - life care that you want others to know?

Heather Kennedy-Plant
You can give your whole attention only when you care, which means that you really love.
– J. Krishnamurti

Saying Goodbye

Persons who are dying often want “permission to die” from those they love. Often, they want to be assured of five things:

- Things they were once responsible for will be taken care of.
- The survivors will survive without them.
- All is forgiven.
- Their life had meaning.
- They will be remembered.

Saying good-bye is not easy. Yet, it is important for Popa and his loved ones to do so. Take advantage of opportunities when your loved one is awake and communicative to facilitate the “saying good-bye” process.

Our Popa, Ronald Kennedy is loved and had a meaningful life and we are blessed to all have each other to support and continue our family's chain of love that started with the unconditional and continuous love from our Popa!

For more on supporting end-of-life care, please visit

If you could send a message to Ronald, what would you say?

Heather Kennedy-Plant
Popa you were a compassionate and caring man and father and you imparted invaluable life lessons to each of your family members and friends! We are blessed to have had you as our Popa, friend and loving father! You will be with us forever!
Rob Kennedy
We were so blessed to have you as a father. You taught us so much respect and dignity and you will be our hearts and minds forever. Your teachings will be passed on for generations to come.

What objects most remind you of Ronald? Have a photo?

What would you like people to most know about Ronald?

How has this experience changed you?

Friends and family, would you like to offer a favorite prayer, quote or poem?

What or who has helped you get through this?

If you pray, what have been the messages or requests in those prayers?

If you could send Ronald a message now, what would you say?

What will you miss most about Ronald?