Development & Alumni Relations Office 

Robert Kearney, Past President and CEO of Bell Canada (died 9 October 2005)

(Toronto Globe & Mail)

Bob Kearney passed away peacefully in the evening hours of Oct 9th 2005, at the William Osler Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Beloved husband of Denise Brule of Montreal, loving father of Stephane and his wife Esther, Catou and her husband Ia, dearly loved grandpa to Matthew, Hannah, Abigail, and Josephine, and brother to Molly, Patrick, and Sheila of Northern Ireland.

Born in Belfast in 1936, Bob Kearney was a pupil at Methodist College Belfast from 1949-1954 and a student at Queen’s from 1954-1958 where he qualified with a BA. He was hired directly from Queen’s by the Bell Telephone Company where he met and married the daughter of a senior employee and continued working until his untimely death.

(Appreciation to follow)



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