He was a member of the Blackville Fire Department for 41 years, former chief for 34 years, past president of the New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs (1983-1985), (1997-1999) and again (2005-2007).
He was president of the Maritime Fire Chiefs Association (1994-1996) and National President of the Canada Volunteer Fire Services Association (CVFSA) (2007-2008). Fred was also the appointed CVFSA director to the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation for four years. Through all his duties with the volunteer fire services he was supported by his dear wife Effie (MacDonald) Kennedy. He and Effie were proud parents of two daughters Tanya Kennedy-Sanford (Tim) of Lower Sackville and Tara Kennedy of Miramichi. Fred was a retired millwright for UPM Kymmene.
Arrangements are in the care of Davidson’s Funeral Home, 622-7464 and online at www.davidsonsfh.com Fred was indeed one of the pillars of the Canadian volunteer fire services for many years.