June 7, 1936 – February 5, 2015
Aged 78 Years
After a lengthy illness and valiant struggle, Ken passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 5, 2015 at Mountain Lakes Senior Community in Nelson BC.
Ken is survived by Sylvia and their four sons: Bob (Donna), Dan (Helen) and Terry of Edmonton, AB., Kirk in Mackenzie, BC. and his grandson Riley in Rossland, BC.
Ken was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan and moved to Hinton, Alberta in 1946 and then to High Prairie in 1951 with his parents Floyd and Ida and his siblings, Gwen, Hazel and Allan. After leaving school he worked in the bush on trucks and heavy equipment and also drove the school bus. He married Sylvia in 1954 and together with their sons, they moved to Castlegar, BC in 1970 where he trucked for over 30 years, the majority of that as an owner/operator, until he retired and by then Nelson was his home.
He was a man who enjoyed being on his boat, fishing and spending time at his cabin on Arrow Lake and his biggest passion was attending rodeos in Alberta and BC. For many years he would pack up his truck and camper and enjoy the summer rodeos, visiting friends along the way.
He could spend many an hour talking about trucks and horses and he is fondly remembered for his love of playing the guitar and banjo, and singing late into the night all his favorite country and western songs that were painstakingly written in his treasured song book.
Memorial service to take place on Friday February 13, 2015 at1pm at Thompson Funeral Home, 613 Ward Street, Nelson, BC with an internment to be held in High Prairie, AB at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.