November 26, 1930 – May 28, 2021
Kenneth (Ken) W. Moore passed away peacefully on Friday, May 28, 2021, with family by his side.
Ken, born in Saskatoon, SK, on November 26, 1930, was the second of four children, living near Prince Albert, SK. The highlight of his school life was attending P.A.C.I. from 1945 – 1948,where he excelled in sports and track & field.
His family moved to Kelowna, BC, in the summer of 1948. Graduating from Kelowna High School (Grade 13) in 1949, he joined the RCAF (1950-1955), where he learned specialized radar skills. Near the end of his five years with the RCAF, Ken met the love of his life, Holly, marrying her on August 3, 1957. They moved to Puntzi, BC, where Ken worked for CAE as a radar specialist on the “Pine Tree Line”, and Holly taught school.
There they built their first house and had three children. Further adventures had them run a fishing camp, called Headwaters, near Peachland, BC, before moving their young family to Dawson Creek, BC, for a short while to work on the “Mid Canada Line” for CAE. They then made their final move to 100 Mile House in 1964. Ken found employment with BCTel, and Holly taught at the 100 Mile Elementary. A fourth child soon followed. Ken retired from BCTel in 1993.
Predeceased by his wife, Holly, in 2008, his 50 year marriage to her was filled with adventures and their shared love of the Cariboo.
Ken wanted to thank his curling friends of many years for their friendship, and wish them all a fond farewell. “They are second to none,” he said, “and each were excellent in supporting one another.” Curling was a large part of his social life. Joining the Curling Club in the fall/winter of 1964, he met the first of many people who would become life-long friends. “Curlers were the best of friends, no matter where you were.”
An avid fisherman, Ken also loved his annual salmon fishing forays and local lake adventures.
Ken is survived by his sister, Jan, his children – Marcia (Phil), Karen (Bill), Duncan (Randi), Laurel – and his nine grandchildren. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the friends, neighbours and Home Care staff that have supported him over these last few years.
A steadfast man, he was loyal to his family and long-time friends. Ken supported many causes, and was constant in his beliefs and principles. In lieu of flowers, Ken’s favoured charities were the 100 Mile Food Bank, the Red Cross, and the Covenant House. A donation in his honour would be most appreciated.
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