Early in June 2003, we found out that one of our players, Kevin
Kenny one of our Commanding Officers had died
after a long battle with cancer. Kevin disappeared
one day and we never heard from him again.
After some investigation and attempts to track
down what had happened, I received this email
from a Canadian librarian who remembered us
asking about him sometime ago.
Here is the death notice from the Ottawa
Citizen on June 18, 2003:
In hospital, Saturday, June 14, 2003. Kevin
Kenny age 47. Cherished son of Helen (Dickie)
and the late Fred Farmer. Loving father of
Kris and Matthew. Dear brother of Fred Farmer
(Debbie), Gail Farmer (Melissa), Debbie (John
Sheffield), Brian Farmer (Debbie), Don Kenny
(Jennifer) and Kyle Kenny. Special buddy to
Freddie Kenny and nephew of Lida Forbes. Lovingly
remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral
Home, 1255 Walkley Road, (east of Bank St.)
Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. A service in Memory
of Kevin will be held Friday in the Chapel
at 11 a.m. In Memoriam Donations to the Elizabeth
Bruyère Health Centre appreciated.
This page will remain here and
collect thoughts and feelings from people
who want to contribute,
Keen, June 2003
In the fall of '99 I joined
the FGN, not knowing what to expect. I trained
in the Academy and was soon assigned the position
as CSO on the new base Deep Space Gamma 1
(DSG1). During the following months, people
came and went. Some stayed for a longer period
and a few of those became friends.
Then one day we got ourselves a new CEO by
the name of Joe Morrison, played by Kevin
Kenny. Morrison soon became a drinking brother
with one of my SPC Scientists and through
those posts developed a friendship that only
Kevin had a great personality that allowed
him to write great posts that everyone enjoyed
reading. He also committed himself to the
community of players helping us to develop
the game. His inspiration and energy also
became mine. From this moment I started to
trail his back, knowing I couldn't go wrong.
To no one's surprise, Kevin became the first
player on DSG1 to be promoted into the Command
Staff as 2O. I was promoted to 3O at the same
time, finally able to take the final step
to Command. Working together to develop the
plots and the station brought us even closer
But all things come to an end. Kevin was
offered the position of FO at USS Boudicca
under Sam Kaweo. I assumed the vacant position
as 2O but things just weren't the same any
more. It didn't take long before I joined
the merry crew on the Boudicca as OPS and
playing the game was fun again.
As it happened, a new station was built,
SB Geneva, and Kaweo became the CO of the
base, offering Kevin to be CO on USS Boudicca.
He was very reluctant to accept the position
but wouldn't tell me why. He did tell me however
that he would accept only on the condition
that I became his FO.
As much as I hated to leave DSG1 I didn't
hesitate for a second. Kevin and me as CO
and FO on our own ship was a dream coming
true. We managed one complete unforgettable
mission together and those have been my best
months in the FGN. Kevin's e-mail address
was firstname.lastname@example.org and my mind trick
to remember that was to think 'Kevin Kenny,
the sympathetic Canadian'. He had a unique
way with people that made him the perfect
At the end of the mission Kevin started to
be absent from the game for increasingly longer
periods. Blaming ISP problems he still didn't
want his illness to ruin the magic. But after
an ordinary post December 13, 2001, he never
posted again. It was only then I learned about
his condition. Assuming the role of acting
CO on the Boudicca I nevertheless stopped
hoping to hear from Kenny again.
It is with great sadness I learn that he
finally lost the battle against cancer June
Rest in peace Kevin, you were a great part
of my life for several months and I will always
remember our time together with fondness and
gratitude for the honor to call you my friend.
Stockholm, June 24, 2003
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The atrocity of these terrorist actions have struck to the heart of every global citizen. We wish for the people of America and peoples of the world who were affected in any way by this attack to not feel alone. We want you to know that our support and thoughts are with you always in these times of crises.
Kaweo Kanoho, Hilo, Hawaii USA
Anthony and Wendy Keen, Melbourne, Australia
Nita Miller, College Station, TX, US
Sean Barnes, Cornwall, England
Walter Flaat, The Netherlands
Andrew Brannigan, Balbriggan, Ireland
Sal Hammond, Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
Hayley Kirton, London, England
Steve Lucas - Toronto, Canada
Chris Miller, Norfolk, England
Richard C. Ackerman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, Ft. Polk, LA
Brandon Johnson, Horseheads, NY
Franklin D Rogers, Fort Walton Beach Fla, USA
Matthew Elias, Moncton, NB, Canada
Erwin Anthony P. Nañez, Manila, Philippines
Franco Lionetti, San Francisco CA, USA
Andrew Osborne, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Laurence Durand, Quebec, Canada
Matthew Wrigley - Manchester, England
Joe Adragna, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Erica N. Cebrowski, Ottawa, Canada
Justin Smith - Albuquerque, USA
Jenny Jackson, Ontario, Canada
Daniel Richards - Surrey, England.
Craig Dyson, Hull, England
Guido Dorssers, Reuver, LB, the Netherlands
Bram Peeters, Linne, the Netherlands
Phil Rothwell - Warwick, UK
Mikella Touchstone, Pittsburg, California, USA
Kevin Kenny, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Christer Sjöholm with family; Malin, Linus and Rasmus from Märsta, Sweden
Michael Rosati, Boston, MA
Elizabeth Mazurok, Alberta, Canada
Katherine Mazurok, Alberta, Canada
Adrie Geuken and Liz Reay, Coventry, England
Star Trek : Freedom is a PBeM game, with players drawn from all over the world. Most of us have never met in 'real' life, but we have still forged close friendships with other members across the world-wide web.