September 28, 1931 – November 3, 2018
On November 3, 2018; Ken passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and love; he was 87 years young.
He was predeceased by his parents Ray and Jean Schwager and his sister Orla Kutas.
Ken is survived by his beautiful wife, Betty; his children Debbie (Amadeu), Ray (Karen), and Jenny (John). His grandchildren: Terry (Erin), Derek (Trish), Lane (Jon), Amanda (Silas) and Dustin; and nine great-grandchildren.
Ken was born on September 28, 1931 in Moose Jaw, SK and grew up on the family farm in Southern Saskatchewan. As a young man, Ken made to way to BC to work; it was in here he met and married Betty. They settled in Keremeos where they purchased a small farm and raised their three children. Ken worked at Interior Contracting for over 25 years as a heavy equipment operator. During his retirement Ken and Betty travelled all over Western Canada, even making their way to the Arctic Circle. For almost four decades Ken snowmobiled; he helped start the Similkameen Snowmobile Club. He was an excellent billiards player at the local Legion and he loved to play Texas Hold’em.
A celebration of Ken’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Keremeos Victory Hall on Main Street.
We would like to thank Dr. Surkan and his staff, Kelly and Lisa; and the support staff at The Hamlets (Thank you Victoria, Sylvia and Sumeet).
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken’s name can be made to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Condolences may be sent to www.nunes-pottinger.com.
Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium