On December 3, 2008, in the manner that he was born, Ken passed away in Calgary at the age of 47, prematurely.
Born in Winnipeg, MB on May 17, 1961, who would have guessed the tiny orange preemie would grow to be such a “big” man. He graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1984, working in Winnipeg, Saudi Arabia, Halifax, Connecticut, and lastly in Calgary at the Foothills ER. Ken’s ability to make people laugh, his quick wit, his generosity and willingness to help out putting others before himself endeared Ken to all who knew him.
Ken is survived by his mother, Shirley Badger in Gimili, MB; sisters, Carol Martin and Janice (Dennis) Weiss; niece, Jennifer (Andrew) Percy and their children, Zoe, Bryanna, and Gabriel (his buffet partner); best friend and “Ya-Ya sister” Allison Murdoch-Schon; god-daughters, Emily and Claire; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ken’s final resting place will be along side his beloved Dad in Shoal Lake, MB. Funeral Services will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Winnipeg Region, 432 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Y4 Telephone: (204) 982 – 6103, www.cmha.ca . A heartfelt thank-you is extended to all his co-workers at Foothills ER for the memorial service they held for Ken.
He was a “big” man with an even bigger heart and he will be dearly missed by all.Print This Obituary & Condolences