John Kenning Died after extended illness yesterday evening.

Nassau, Bahamas –– splitting reports today coming into Bahamas Press confirms the passage of a kindhearted citizen from inside the Bahamian culture, John Kenning.

Previous mind of Barclay’s Bank inside Bahamas passed away later yesterday evening. He was a good contributor to several. Their partner the lovely, Betty Kelly-Kenning, truly the only kid of Trevor Kelly [owners of Kelly’s Lumber backyard therefore the Betty K], predeceased your.

The Kennings wanted to make truth the dreams of numerous youngsters within this nation. They provided a world-class swim establishment into country by money the construction of this Betty Kelly-Kenning water hub.

They certainly were known for their unique most benevolent acts toward many people from inside the Bahamas [including the animals of the Humane Society] now with this worldwide webpage Bahamas newspapers honours their own memory space.

Might the soul of the enjoying couple others in the hands with the Risen Lord and go up into their eternal kingdom, henceforth now and permanently more, AMEN!


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Bahamas’ Prime Minister’s declaration regarding passing of Mr. John Kenning, O.B.E.

Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham

Regarding Passage Of

Mr. John Kenning, O.B.E.

My personal co-workers and I also are saddened to learn of passing of Mr. John Kenning, O.B.E. merely five period following the driving their later part of the partner Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Kelly Kenning O.B.E.

The Bahamas specifically our very own monetary industry is saddened because of the passage through of certainly one of their banking pioneers. Mr. Kenning stumbled on The Bahamas over 50 years in the past, partnered into among the trusted families of the country and chosen becoming certainly one of you.

He’ll feel ideal recalled for their profession at Barclay’s lender when you look at the Bahamas in which the guy invested above three decades of their operating lifestyle and nurtured and mentored most potential Bahamian banking leaders. The business enterprise society specifically admired their wise and self-disciplined way of monetary issues.

Over the years the guy developed a reputation for his advocacy of academic superiority along with useful working skills since medication for development of a profession in financial that was wonderful encouragement for numerous youthful Bahamians following a career in a business recently opened for them.

Appropriate his pension from Barclay’s Mr. Kenning continued his involvement in monetary matters as president associated with the lender for the Bahamas at a time when that unprofitable establishment required the guiding give of a solid knowledge leader to guide it into profits which he quickly did twelve months after acknowledging the offer.

Besides their chairmanship for the Bank associated with Bahamas, Mr. Kenning supported as a member of authorities panels and Committees such as the Council of financial experts on which he also supported as president and also to which he introduced his significant knowledge of the Bahamian economic climate and bank system.

Mr. Kenning together with his belated wife will be appreciated by whole Bahamas the unselfish kindness of their own time and economic presents to your nation particularly the Betty Kelly Kenning Swimming hard and Bahamas Humane community.

My co-workers and I also offer our greatest empathy for the family.

4th July, 2010 BY EMAIL: [email protected] The Editor Bahamas Push Nassau, Bahamas

Dear Sir, the nation notes with sadness and a very heavy heart the passing a week ago of Mr. John Kenning O.B.E., a Bahamian with a large center and an unquenchable desire to have quality and generating a confident difference between people’s everyday lives. The Kennings (John and Betty) happened to be popular Bahaman philanthropists. Both were animal fans and additionally they happened to be largely accountable for the existence of the Bahamas Humane Society as you may know it now, some sort of class company. The Kennings had been additionally mainly accountable for the construction for the Betty Kenning Aquatic hub, a world class swimming education middle into the Bahamas. The belated Mrs. Betty Kenning O.B.E., had been a devoted swimmer (at first class degree in her youth). She have and pursued a vision for younger Bahamian swimmers reaching their own complete opportunities about world phase. With much resistance, she permitted the nationwide aquatic centre to keep the girl label. Mr. John Kenning was actually a banker par excellence. He was an advisor to numerous Governments, for which ability the guy amply gave his time and skill. He never permitted synthetic obstacles, such as politics, to hinder his relationships nor their philanthropic effort. As long as he had been for the economic providers industry, he was determined that Bahamas should really be viewed to get a jurisdiction of superiority: a blue processor chip legislation. Within his see, all financial providers requisite a stronger shopping banking sector. He was a proud “Barclays Man”. Mr. John Kenning grabbed satisfaction in his capability to spot, cultivate, mentor, buy and or else build Bahamian skill. Most nation’s leading bankers and business people were protegees of John Kenning. He was an extremely principled and conservative man. Superiority was actually their watchword. Mr. John Kenning believed the requirement to promote Bahamian entrepreneurship. At a time whenever financial institutions were oriented to customers financing for your common Bahamian, the guy grabbed honestly and analyzed very carefully business proposals of numerous average Bahamians whom desired to head to their very own business. Numerous a tale was told by people who never could have received a small business mortgage, but also for the point that John Kenning “knew their customer”. They, thankful to get afforded the chance to realize their dream, would not allow your straight down. Those people, and through them John Kenning, helped to generate an important middle-class within the Bahamas. Countless Bahamians have been the users associated with the Kennings’ peaceful kindness, whether from enabling their particular cargo to get to The Bahamas either complimentary or at a substantial discount, obtaining a scholarship, obtaining building components either free of charge or at a substantial promotion and several different examples. The Kennings offered freely without interested in an earthly benefit. Many religious forums have also been users of the bigheartedness. Lots of people will remember their individual discipline. He familiar with operate on the wire seashore remove each morning. He was a devoted and also competent player. During their wife’s illness, he watched to this lady every require and wish for provided he could prior to the guy as well became sick. He was a loving spouse. Thanks a lot Mr. John Kenning O.B.E., (produced in Ireland) for choosing to help make the Bahamas your residence and thus richly boosting the Bahamian tapestry. May their soul others in peace. Your own website sincerely,

Allyson Maynard Gibson

Condolences to the Kenning family. May his soul sleep in tranquility.