Cyril Kennedy

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Cyril Frost Kennedy
Member of Parliament
for Colchester—Hants
In office
June 1957 – September 1967
Personal details
Born 20 April 1915
Hilden, Nova Scotia
Died 12 January 1974(1974-01-12) (aged 58)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession building contractor, businessman, lumberman

Cyril Frost Kennedy (20 April 1915 – 12 January 1974)[1] was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Hilden, Nova Scotia and became a building contractor, businessman and lumberman by career. he had nine siblings.

In 1940, he volunteered with The North Nova Scotia Highlanders and fought at Juno Beach on D-Day. While fighting in the battle of Cean he was shot in the arm.

After the war he resumed being a Carpenter (despite only having one arm) and built a few houses (which at least one still stands today). He was always full of life and his daughters even said that they couldn't keep a boyfriend because he would get them to help on his labor-intensive projects (the most memorable being the excavating of the septic tank).

He was first elected at the Colchester—Hants riding in the 1957 general election, then re-elected there in 1958, 1962, 1963 and 1965. On 17 September 1967, Kennedy left the House of Commons before the end of his term in the 27th Canadian Parliament and did not campaign for any further re-election.

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  1. ^ "PARLINFO - Parliamentarian File - Federal Experience - KENNEDY, Cyril Frost". parl.gc.ca. 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 

He resigned his seat for Robert Stanfield, recently elected Leader of the Conservative Party.

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