Dec. 30, 1934 – March 6, 2004
After an incredible courageous battle with acute leukemia, Ken slipped away peacefully in the arms of his devoted soul mate and wife of 32 years, Terry. Left with wonderful memories of Ken are his wife, Terry; “mom” Mildred, Kamloops; brother Alan (Lois), Nova Scotia; son Ken Jr. (Val) and their children Jared and Kayla; brothers-in-law Howard (Shirley) and Barry Wares and their children; mother-in-law Maxine and many dear friends and relatives whose lives he touched over the years. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Man., at age 16 joined and served in the Navy for ten years. He began a long and enjoyable career in Corporate Properties Rights of Way working for BC Hydro, CN Rail, and in semi-retirement as a Right of Way consultant to Terasen Gas. Ken had an unquenchable enthusiasm and a zest for life, and enduring interest in people and events and took joy in all the great outdoors had to offer. Ken spent many happy days hunting and fishing at Young Lake and enjoyed the cabin and its tranquility. Everyone will remember Ken’s eagerness to lend a hand, his giant warm smile and his booming laughter, his love of a good “yarn” and his unflagging sense of humour. A Graveside Service was held on Mar. 15 at the Pleasant Street Cemetery in Kamloops and a reception to celebrate Ken’s life was held at the Plaza Hotel for those who wanted to join in the many stories and tributes to a great guy. Heartfelt thanks to those who have supported Ken and Terry during this difficult time. If friends so choose, donations to their favorite charity in Ken’s memory would be appreciated.