It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, husband, Papa, brother, uncle and friend. Born in Hafford, Sask. July 17th, 1937, Ken passed away peacefully on January 8th, 2013 with his family by his side in Duncan, B.C.
As a child, Ken moved with his family to Honeymoon Bay in 1947. He then spent his working years in the saw mills as a lumber grader. He married his sweetheart Linda in 1957 and they had two children together, Steven (Mona) and Angie (Brian). In 1968, Ken and Linda purchased and managed their store “Friesen’s Low Cost” until 1981. In addition to his children, Ken had “his girls”, four granddaughters whom he cherished, Tanya (Rick), Amanda, Jocelyn, and Randi. He also had three loving great-grandchildren, Damien, Sydney and Sophie.
Ken was a hardworking family man with a love for hunting, fishing, and long walks. He and Linda enjoyed spending their winters in Yuma, AZ, but also travelled extensively throughout the years. He is predeceased by his parents, Peter and Carrie, and his brother Harold (Joan). He will be deeply missed by Linda, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his brothers Alfie (Joyce), Lorne (Lorraine), Ron (Marg), Larry, Bernie (Bonnie), and Doug, his sisters Dale and Susie (Matt), his sister in law Rose, and many nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Swiggum, Dr. Karen McIntyre and her staff, and the doctors and nurses at Cowichan District Hospital for providing him with friendly and comfortable care. There will be no funeral service by request, but those wishing may make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together
Keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever