Peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Concordia Hospital, Ken passed away at the age of 79 years.
Left to cherish his memory are sons, Ron (Carole), Brad (Lois), Rick (Jocelyn), daughter Charlene (Wes), grandchildren, Curtis (Jody), Michelle (Kevin), Brian (fiancée Paige), Stephanie, Vanessa, great grandchildren, Evan, Grant, Madeleine and Emma, brothers Glen (Kathy), Reuben (Tina), and Peter (Judy), and sister Joyce (Corny) as well as numerous family members.
Dad was predeceased by his parents, six siblings and our mom, Marge.
Dad was born and raised in Steinbach. He moved to Winnipeg as a young man where he met the love of his life (mein liebchen), Marge. Soon after they married, they started a family, moving to Transcona where they stayed for 41 years. Dad worked for Safeway as a meat manager/butcher for his entire career, retiring at the age of 61 years. He and Mom realized their retirement dream and moved to Patricia Beach where they spent the next 7 years until health issues forced them back to the city. After Mom’s passing in 2013, Dad was well taken care of by Charlene and her family until his passing. As Dad lived out his final years, he continued to look forward to the family gatherings with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A celebration of Dad’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 18, 2017 at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB. Interment will follow in Glen Eden Cemetery.
Our family wishes to thank the staff of Concordia Hospital 3E for their care during Dad’s brief stay, as well as Pastor Keith Thompson of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dad’s memory to MB Lung Association.