Emery Vincent McKenna
1951 - 2024
Emery Vincent McKenna
Visitation Information
Thursday, Februry 1, 2024
Visitation Time
2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Friday February 2, 2024
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish
Burial Information
Burial Location
Burial at a later date.
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McKenna, Emery Vincent, age 72, Antigonish, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth II Infirmary, Halifax on January 25, 2024.

Emery was a good man, who lived a full life in the Antigonish community. In his younger years, following high school, Emery attended trade school in Port Hawkesbury. From there he was hired and served for over 20 years as assistant manager at the Cottage Store in Antigonish. In this role he was well known among the St FX and local community for his friendly demeanor and his knowledge of sports. Emery was also employed in the forestry industry and rounded out his working years as a custodian at St.FX University. 

As a Toronto Maple Leafs fan Emery had few equals. He was known in the community, and consulted often, when disputes about his beloved Maple Leafs were raised. In his younger years Emery traveled some in Western Canada and the Northeast United States. However, it was in Antigonish where he settled and enjoyed his life. In retirement Emery was known and respected as a kind person, always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

He is survived by his partner, Nadine McGrath and her daughters, Beth (Jason) Ashe, New Glasgow; Kendra McGrath, Antigonish; sister: Betty Glencross, Antigonish; special step grandson, Marcus; step grand daughter, Mya; nieces and nephews: John, Rick (Karen), Karen (Glenn), Bob, Troy (Angela), Kathy (Wayne), Wanda, Elton (Valerie).

He was predeceased by his parents, Emery and Margret McKenna; sister, Florence MacLean; brother, Sandy; niece, Lynn; nephews Robert and Blair; nephew in law, Barry.

Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be at C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish on Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 2 to 4PM and 7 to 9PM. Funeral will be held on Friday, February 2 at St. Ninian’s Cathedral at 11:00AM with Father Danny MacLennan presiding.  Donations in Emery’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.Online condolences may posted at  www.clcurry.com.


Emery Vincent McKenna