Ken was born in Vancouver, grew up in Victoria and graduated from Oak Bay High School. He was in the Air Force and Army during the 2nd World War and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
He met his wife Margaret in Courtenay where they were married on June 14, 1948. After he was married, he received a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. He worked in forestry with Crown Zellerbach and then started Hull Island Enterprises with his sons, Terry and Mike, booming Logs for Harbor Sort.
He was a member of the Ladysmith Rotary and was involved in helping with the building of the Ladysmith Golf Course. He was a member of Mt. Brenton Power and Sail Squadron and Ladysmith Yacht Club, and is Past Commander of the P5. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and 4th degree member for 54 years and was a past Grand Knight.
Predeceased by his son, Brian in 1971. He will be missed by his wife of 64 years, Margaret; sons Mike (Dorothy), Terry (Dianne) and daughter Kathy (Carolyn); sister Moyra from Gabriola Island; daughter-in-law Susan, sister-in-law Pat Barker and husband Fred (Qualicum Beach); grandsons Steven and Matthew, and granddaughter Leigh; great-grandchildren Colten and Hannah; and other extended family members and numerous nieces and nephews.
Prayers were offered at 7:00 p.m. Friday December 14, 2012 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 1135 – 4th Avenue, Ladysmith, B.C. Mass of the Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, followed by a reception in the church hall. Celebrant Father Robert Mmegwa.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken’s name to Haven’s Society in Nanaimo, P.O. Box 37086, 38-3200 Island Highway, Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6N4 or St. Clare’s Monastery, 2359 Calais Rd., Duncan, B.C.
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Telford’s of Ladysmith