In Memory Of KILKENNY, Carmel Mary


Visitation Information

Kane & Fetterly Funeral Home
5301 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec
August 18, 2019
14:00 - 17:00 / 19:00 - 21:00

Service Information

St. Monica Church
6405 de Terrebonne
Montreal, Quebec
August 19, 2019
KILKENNY, Carmel Mary.
Sept. 13, 1957 – Aug. 13, 2019
After a devastating diagnosis and heroic efforts on the part of Health Professionals at MUHC, our beloved Carmel succumbed to cancer surrounded by loved ones.
Born in Toronto, to Irish immigrant parents, Peter and Maeve Kilkenny, Carmel the eldest of 5 sisters, a graduate of Loretto College, made her way to Montreal where she settled near her Alma Mater, Concordia University.
She leaves a legacy of great scope as a journalist at CBC and Radio Canada International and recently and so happily at MCHF. Carmel has been a devoted member of St. Monica’s Parish. Most importantly she has been a loving Mother to her cherished daughters, a generous sister and a kind and thoughtful friend to so many.
Carmel is survived by her daughters Darragh and Edel and former spouse Robert Mondoux. She is mourned also by her sisters Una, Joanne, Nora, Paula and their families including cousins in Canada, Ireland and the US. A bounty of friends near and far will miss her greatly as well.
Visitation will be held at Kane & Fetterly, 5301 Decarie Blvd., (corner Isabella) on Sunday, August 18 from 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Requiem Mass to be celebrated at St. Monica’s Church, NDG, on Monday, August 19 at 10:00 am., followed by the burial at Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at MUHC for their compassionate care of Carmel throughout her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

Messages for the Family of KILKENNY, Carmel Mary

From: Trish Clarke (aka Pat Menary)

Very sad to hear of the passing of my dear friend. Hugs and supportive energy to Darragh, Edel, Bob, Une, Joanne, Nora and Paula.
I offer a poem by Kahlil Gibran – On Death…

You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the
heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day
cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death,
open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind
and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath
from its restless tides, that
it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence
Shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top,
then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs,
then shall you truly dance.

Carmel, Rest in peace and love..... always in my heart.
From: anne mcmahon

Words cannot express our deepest sympathy to all of you. We are saddened by your loss.
She will be reunited with many family and friends in a better place we are told.
We will remember all of you in our prayers, and a special one for Carmel may she rest in peace.God Bless.
The McMahon family
From: Katherine Mooney

I did not know her but you couldn’t forget her beautiful voice once heard. I can still hear her at night on CBC television.

My deepest condolences to her family. May you all be strong.

Katherine Mooney
From: andrew janik

Colleen and Andy Janik, friends of Una and Ray Martini wish to extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for all family of Carmel Kilkenny. Please accept our most sincere condolences to all at this very difficult time of grief.
From: Daniel BLACK

C'est avec peine que j'ai appris le décès de Carmel Kilkenny. Je garde de Carmel le souvenir d'une personne toujours affablement souriante et à la voix attachante.

Passionnée mais humble, elle était discrètement à la fois intense et douée. Elle n'était
jamais contrariée par la tâche à accomplir et se montrait invariablement dévouée à son métier ainsi qu'à ses camarades.

Paix à sa bonne âme.

Daniel BLACK

(ancien collègue de RCI)
From: Fergus Griffin

We have fond memories of all the Kilkenny family, under sunny skies in somewhat of an Irish enclave, our families met and played in the west end of Toronto. It was a wonderful time, of innocence, not a care in the world and sunny days that lasted well into the evening.
From Shawn, Nancy and Fergus to Carmel may she rest in peace and to all the Kilkenny family our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Helen Fortin

I only met Carmel a few times and she was so great! I wish her family all the strength you will need to carry on. She will inspire you from beyond. They never really leave us.
From: Fran and Anne Hurley and family

To Una and family - sincere condolences on the death of your beloved Carmel. May all of the happy memories help you during this very difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Sylvie Forget

Mes sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Carmel. J'ai eu le plaisir de connaître Carmel à RCI. D'être son assistante à quelques occasions. J'ai souvenir d'une collègue douce, généreuse et respectueuse envers autrui. Je me rappelle aussi de son amour, de sa fierté d'être la mère de 2 superbes filles.
Chère Carmel, repose en paix. Tu le mérites.
From: Pam mcentee

My sincere sympathies to the family...It's not easy losing a mother so young.

I am certain you will keep her alive inside you...memories help..and family communication. I will keep you all in my prayers.
From: Margaret & Peter Kofoed

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Carmel - a lovely and kind human being. May you find strength and comfort in the love of family and friends that surround you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Carol McCormick

On behalf of the President, Executive and all of the members of the |United Irish Societies of Montreal, we are deeply saddened by the passing of Carmel Kilkenny.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this most difficult time.

Carol McCormick
Corresponding Secretary
United Irish Societies of Montreal.