Kenneth Henry (Ken) MEDLAND

MEDLAND, Kenneth Henry (Ken)

May 23, 1925 – July 24, 2013

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Medland, surrounded by his family, after a difficult illness, met with courage and fortitude.

Ken was born in Chemainus, B.C. to Elinor Robertson and Henry Medland. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie, in December 2011. Ken is survived by devoted daughters Dorina Medland and Darlene Collinson, and very valued sons-in-law Larry Dudeck and Ted Collinson. Three cherished grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud, also survive: Jill Collinson (Ben Lanthier), Alex Collinson and Blair Dudeck. Also mourning his passing are special cousins Lorraine Buchanan, Fred Smith, Sally and Lorne Rozzano. He further leaves countless life-long friends from his many community involvements over the years and a large extended family.

Ken was raised by his grandmother, Anne Little Robertson in Ladysmith, B.C. He attended Ladysmith High School where he excelled in academics, track and field, and softball. Ken attended UBC and graduated from its first Pharmacy class in 1949. Ken was a lifetime member of the Nanaimo Lions club, since 1950, serving as president in l965-66 and the Nanaimo Curling Club, participating fully for over 60 years and was a past president . He was also a vice president of the Pacific Coast Masters Curling Association. He continued curling and volunteering right up to December 2012.

A Celebration of Life will take place at the Nanaimo Curling Centre, 106 Wall Street, Nanaimo, B.C. on Thursday, August 1st, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations in Ken’s memory may be made to the Nanaimo Curling Centre, 106 Wall Street, Nanaimo, B.C. or the Nanaimo Lions Club (larriet@shaw.ca or jim-wilson@shaw.ca), or the charity of your choice.

“Just as the sun will set then rise

with each and every dawn, the souls of those who lived life well eternally live on.”


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