April 19, 1953 – May 13, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Mead after a courageous battle with cancer.
Predeceased by his mother Geraldine, father James, brother Mike, brother-in-law Graham and granddaughter Raelyn.
Survived by his loving wife Jeanne; children Candice Palmer (Mike), Jason (Lillian) and Shane Cieckievic; Ken’s brother Kevin (Lorena); sister Brenda (Bruce); grandchildren Megan, Essai, Alyssa, Jamie and Shayla. He will also be greatly missed by nieces Angela, Kristin, Jennifer, Michelle, Jennifer and Laureen; nephews Kevin and Kyle (Spud); his in-laws Louis Pittet, Germaine, Pierre (Beatrice), Lucille (Paul), Suzanne Anderson (Philip), Jacques and numerous friends, and faithful companion Wahalla.
Ken was a loving husband, a loyal friend who always had an encouraging word and eager and helpful hands. He was born in Vernon, B.C. but grew up in various places: Falkland, Kamloops, Quesnel, Prince George, Horsefly, New West, Oyama and Kelowna.
Ken worked as a gas and plumbing inspector for the City of Kelowna and eventually moved to Bridge Lake to enjoy retirement. Ken founded and ran TNT, a fly tying club, from his garage in Kelowna for many years and his fishing buddies still make an annual fishing trip to the Nehalliston Plateau. Ken enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, kids, his dog, woodworking and working with his hands in general.
Special thank you to Dr. Street and the medical staff at 100 Mile Hospital for all their care and caring.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Rest in peace Ken, will miss you forever.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: 100 Mile House Palliative Care Society, Box 399, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0, or the SPCA. Condolences to Jeanne Pittet, Box 61, Bridge Lake, BC V0K 1E0