Kenneth James Guindon

January 5, 1960 - January 17, 2020
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Kenneth James Guindon was born January 5, 1960 to parents Colleen and Gregory Guindon in South Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Following his father to Galveston, TX, Kenny graduated in 1978 from O’Connell High School, and shortly thereafter took an interest in the military.  Honored to aid his country, Kenny joined the US Air Force in 1979 and proudly served as an aircraft technician.

After serving, Kenny was constantly drawn to a life at sea and tried his hand at shrimping.  He excelled in his new venture, but the lure and economic boon of the oil fields soon called and Ploss Industries offered him an opportunity he couldn’t resist.  Though long and arduous hours in the oil fields were lucrative, Kenny ultimately returned to what he really loved – the Gulf of Mexico.

In 2000, at the pinnacle of his career, Kenny found the love of his life, Andrea.  From the day they met, Andrea was his best friend and constant companion who shared his deep love of animals, the outdoors and adventure.

With his family at the forefront of his universe, Kenny understood the importance of continuing the Guindon legacy. Upon hearing that a building on the wharf was for sale, Kenny devised a plan, proposed a fish house to the family, and from there, became instrumental in forming Katie’s Seafood Market.  As its first general manager, Kenny helped make Katie’s the wildly successful business it’s become, and his footprint is undeniable.

After years of managing the fish house, Kenny was called back to sea and took the reins of the F/V Falcon.  A man of the people, Kenny absorbed advice and insight from fellow fishermen from all walks of life, which made him a highly respected captain.

Beloved by his crew, Kenny fought tirelessly and was on an endless crusade for fair wages and working conditions. His love of his family, friends and fishing brethren is his biggest legacy as was reflected on the National Geographic television series “Big Fish Texas.”

Touching lives all over the world, his huge presence and zest for life was infectious.

An amazing husband, son, brother, uncle, friend and captain, Kenny will be missed by all.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Andrea Guindon; mother-in-law, Joyce Nuss; brother and sister-in-law, Buddy and Katie; sisters, Kristine and Karen; and many nieces and nephews.

His wife, Andrea Guindon, was with him until his final day.

Kenny’s family will celebrate his life with a service beginning at 12:00 noon, Sunday, January 26, at the Galveston Yacht Basin, 715 N. Holiday Drive, in Galveston.

To honor Kenny and Andrea’s love of animals, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Galveston Island Humane Society at 6814 Broadway, in Galveston TX or by visiting


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Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm

Galveston Yacht Basin


715 N. Holiday Dr.
Galveston, Texas 77550

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Galveston Island Humane Society

Phone: 409.740.1919

6814 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77554
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Born: January 5, 1960
Died: January 17, 2020

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Sandy Driscoll/Tom Mullen posted on 1/28/20

Rest in Peace Kenny. Tom and Sandy


Adela Alvarado posted on 1/28/20

May you rest in peace , my condolences to the family


Sharon Van Ness posted on 1/26/20

So many great memories of you Kenny. You will be missed, love you my friend! Praying for all of the family!


Mary Pregler posted on 1/26/20

Will miss my friend deeply. And will be here for Andrea I promise. Love you Mary & Bucky


John C. "Chris" Trost posted on 1/25/20

Kenny was a dear friend of more than 35 years. Words can't express my sorrow to Andrea and his family. Whenever I needed him, Kenny was always there for me. We shared many good times; Hockey games, Baseball games, Holidays; Christmas, New Years Eve and too many more to list. I spent Kenny's first night in New Orleans with him where we called Andrea from Bourbon Street. I'll miss Kenny. You may call him many things; a Veteran, a gambler, an oil field worker, car salesman, fisherman, Captain, TV star, brother, son, husband...but to me there is only one word that sums up what Kenny was to me...Friend.


Rachelle King posted on 1/25/20

I'll always remember the Cockroach races and my chicken crap bingo game. We had a great time that day. We had a heck of a time getting the chicken , then we had to go hunt cockroaches. It will always be a good memory. No one ever believes the story but those of us who were there.


Rachelle King posted on 1/25/20

I was thinking of how Repo used to show up at the bar looking for Kenny. Repo used to always go to Streeters, but one time he showed up at Strand Street Saloon. I called Katie's Seafood and told Kenny . Kenny laughed and came and got him. It was funny because Kenny had stopped by earlier, but how did that dang dog know how to get there. It was just what Repo did. Now they are together again. Going to miss you Kenny. Rachelle


Cheryl Grafton posted on 1/25/20

Rest in peace Kenny. We'll all miss your smiling face.


Olen & Caroline McCasland posted on 1/25/20

Our condolences and prayers for the family, God bless. 🙏🏻✝️


Kitten Jaramillo posted on 1/25/20

Godspeed Kenny! You will always be in my memories of the good times.Party with the angels..see ya when my time comes.


Diane Parker posted on 1/25/20

It was very heartbreaking to hear the news. I pray that all of your family and friends find peace and comfort. You will be missed . Rest in peace Kenny.


Doug & Jessy McAnally posted on 1/24/20

Rest easy Kenny. Our love and sympathy to Andrea during this time. 💜


Arturo posted on 1/24/20

I'll always remember the Kingfish trip we made. Got to fish with great friends and even saw a water spout up close. You had a mean under hand pitch (ice balls). Thank you for all the things you did for me brother. You truly were a great man. RIP


Stephanie Kingsley posted on 1/24/20

My condolences to Andrea and and family. Kenny was loved and respected by many and will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace Kenny.


Dianne Lloyd James posted on 1/24/20

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.


Mike Charlston posted on 1/24/20

Heartfelt condolences from Mike and Denise.


peter letts posted on 1/24/20

R.I.P. Kenny, you will be missed by so many. Thoughts and prayers to Andria and family.


Brandie Sinquefield posted on 1/24/20

Such a sweet person. He will be missed by so many


Jana Clark Lott posted on 1/24/20

My prayers for the families and friends of Kenneth Guindon. My deepest condolences for you all. He will be sadly missed


Christy Herrington posted on 1/24/20

Prayers to Andrea and family❤️ Larry and Christy Herrington


Paul and Tamara Abbott posted on 1/24/20

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kenny’s family. May his beautiful memories stay in your hearts forever.


Jana Clark Lott posted on 1/24/20

In memory of Kenneth James Guindon, Jana Clark Lott lit a candle


Jana Clark Lott posted on 1/24/20

My deepest condolences for everyone. Kenneth Guidon was one hell of a beautiful person. His soul shined brilliantly.Deeply saddened by his loss Continued prayers for healing and blessings for the family and many friends.


Ken Cox posted on 1/24/20

RIP Kenny. We didn’t hang out much but when we did it was a blast. Mardi Gras and that time you dressed up like Santa at the bar!!! That was a funny evening. Leave the light on and pick out a good fishin spot and I’ll look you up when I get there!!!:) I’ll need a cup of coffee too!!!!:)


Patti DesLauriers posted on 1/24/20

My condolences to the family. So sorry About Kenny.


Patti DesLauriers posted on 1/24/20

So sorry for your loss. Kenny was a really nice guy.


Cindy Derouen posted on 1/24/20

Kenny you will be missed buddy. You and I share the same birthday and I promise to forever celebrate our special day for years to come as we have been for years. Always joking how special we were!!! Lol I will never eat a big snapper or grouper without thinking of you my friend. RIP Captain Kenny Love and hugs to the family. Sincerely, Cindy Derouen


Marissa. posted on 1/24/20

I will miss our conversations at the docks! Always fun! You were a great guy and you loved your wife and family so much!


J. Page Norregaard posted on 1/24/20

Sending prayers to y’all


Mary Pregler posted on 1/24/20

One of my Dearest friends. Love and will miss you Kenny. We will all be here for Andrea. There are no words that can say what a great man you were. And you were a fun great Friend. Love Mary & Bucky


Katy Doleman Capps posted on 1/24/20

Kenny was a great man and always smiling! I will always remember him and how he could always make you smile and laugh! He was truly an inspiration and a hard working man! He loved what he did and the ones he shared his day to day with. Rest In Peace and know we will always remember the great man he was.


Bay Area Seafood posted on 1/24/20

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Guindon family from us at Bay Area Seafood. Lots of good memories, especially on the dock. George Caravageli


Craig Hall posted on 1/24/20

Prayers for comfort and peace for your entire family.


Wayne McCoy posted on 1/24/20

I'll miss the hunting and fishing trips we went on over the years.


Debra Cain posted on 1/24/20

What an amazing man. He touched our lives in so many ways. We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs and love from the Fondren family.


Donna Kearney posted on 1/24/20

It was a blessing to have met Kenny. We have been regulars at Katie's Fish Market since it began and on many occasions our paths would cross. It has been about a year since I saw Kenny in front of Katie's. He shared with me his health problems, but as always, that wonderful happy smile was still there and he was optimistic about his tomorrows. Please know the Guindon family, especially Andrea and Buddy, have our deepest sympathy. Kenny has found a new "sea" with our Lord.


Glenda Guerra posted on 1/24/20

My condolence to the Guindon family. Rest in peace Captain Kenny.


Sherri Felts Jones posted on 1/23/20

The world and the Island lost a good man. Rest in peace and thank you for your service Kenny. Your huge smile touched and sense of humor will be missed.


alice watford posted on 1/23/20

So very sorry for your loss Andrea, sending heartfelt condolences. Sincerely. Alice Watford


Topwater Grill Jakubas Family posted on 1/22/20

In memory of Kenneth James Guindon, Topwater Grill Jakubas Family lit a candle


marylou collins posted on 1/22/20

Our condolences to the Guindon family. We have many memories of Kenny and he will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace our friend. Johnny & Mary Lou


Karen Neyland posted on 1/22/20

So very sorry for your families loss! Loved kennys sense of humor! Sending prayers & hugs for all of u!


Melissa Judson posted on 1/22/20

In memory of Kenneth James Guindon, Melissa Judson lit a candle


Pauline Gadsby posted on 1/21/20

Have some great memories of spending time with Kenny and his family in Galveston. He was a great guy and will be missed dearly.


Shirley Fleming posted on 1/21/20

I am so honored to have seen Kenney & Andrea making a memory with their hands intertwined & their love lighting up the room.


Tom & Wick Kenworthy posted on 1/21/20

We will miss you, our dear life long friend. Your memories will last forever in our heads and hearts. We love you Ninny. Rest in peace, we will never forget you.


Michelle Turner posted on 1/21/20

My condolences to the family. Rest in peace, Kenny. :(


Thomas and Amy Guindon posted on 1/20/20

Sending thoughts and prayers to bring you peace and happy memories to comfort you.