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CUMING, Kenneth William

July 3, 1939 – August 13, 2011

Kenneth Cuming beloved husband of Marlene of Calgary passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the age of 72 years.

Besides his wife, Ken is survived by son Dean (Devrim), grandson Ozan and Dean’s mom Kay Cuming. He is also survived by Marlene’s children, Gail (Don) Benjamin, Rod, Trent, Kurt (Joelle) Ellwood and grandchildren, sister-in-law Shirley Howarth, brothers and sisters; Don (Marguita), Pat (Ian) Caldwell, Doug Cuming, Susan Etheridge and much loved nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Fran Cuming, brother and sister-in-law Jim and Ruby Cuming, brother-in-law Jim Etheridge, mother-in-law Mildred Riddell and numerous wonderful friends.

A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held at Highwood Golf & Country Club (500 7 Street Northwest, High River, AB) on Wednesday August 17, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.

In living memory of Kenneth Cuming, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Susan Etheridge :

    A brother shares childhood memories and grown up dreams. You will be missed my big Bro.

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  2. Garry Watmough :

    I just heard from a source about Ken. What a heart break. I will see you at the celebratioin.
    Garry, MJ and Gerry Martini.

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  3. Dave and Sheila Steelbrand :

    Two guys from Saskatchewan; many laughs and (mis)adventures; best man at our wedding; and, best man in our memories. Take care of one another during this most difficult time.
    Dave & Sheila Steelbrand

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  4. Jan and Dexter Lindsay :

    All our best wishes to Marlene and Family.

    Thank you for giving Ken the time off so he could do such a great job of organizing “Tuesday Away Golf”.
    All his work was appreciated, and his ever present smile and laugh will be missed.

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  5. Frieda and Bill Rogers :

    Marlene,
    Unfortunately Bill and I will be unable to attend Ken’s Life Celebration, but be assured we will both be thinking of you and your family. Please accept our deepest condolences. With love Bill and Frieda

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  6. Barry and Gwen Harris :

    We were very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We have very fond memories of Ken and had many good times together. We will remember Ken as a great guy.

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  7. Arlene (Vogel) Hamilton :

    My condolences to you Marlene and the Cuming & Ellwood families. I have many happy memories of times spent with you both in Creston and Calgary/High River. My thoughts will be with you on the day of Ken’s celebration of life (and he did celebrate life). My hope is that only the fond memories which make you smile will be Ken’s legacy to you all. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, if you feel so inclined. Regards, Arlene

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  8. Kathy and Neil Gibson :

    Marlene we were so sorry to hear of your loss. I always remember Ken’s laugh and the enjoyment he got out of life.

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  9. Marlene, so very sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  10. I was happy to be with Ken and Marlene at their time of need. He made my days bright. I will see you at the celebration.
    Chris

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  11. Bruce & Judy Anderson :

    Marlene and family:
    I had the pleasure of serving on the board of the Highwood with Ken and Judy and I remember the mixed golfing with Ken and Marlene which was so much fun.
    We are so sad to hear of his passing.

    Bruce & Judy Anderson

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  12. Arlene and Glen Johnston :

    To Marlene and family. We will miss your celebration of Ken’s life. We know you have lost a wonderful partner, father and friend. Our throughts are with you at this time.

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  13. Lorne and Donella Martindale :

    Marlene and family: So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. In life you periodically run in to someone who is just “a great guy”. That was Ken. Needless to say we’ll all miss him a lot, and Tuesday golf in Palm Springs just won’t be the same without him. We’ll have a toast when we gather in the fall and fondly remember Ken. Take care and hope to see you soon.

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  14. Coralee Cuming & family :

    My heart is with all of you at this time. I will always appreciate Uncle Ken and Aunty Marlene’s kindness to our family. I know he was not only my father’s brother, but also his best friend. My deepest sympathy for Marlene and all of the family.

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  15. ANN MARIE kABEARY (HESS) :

    OH MY MARLENE, HOW SAD I AM FOR YOU, I KNOW YOU WILL MISS HIM DAILY, PLEASE REMEMBER, I AM HERE FOR YOU….WITH MUCH LOVE, ANNIE

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  16. Kevin Nelson/Lynn Nelson/Kelly Nelson :

    Lynn and I are sincerely sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We, like a lot of his friends, will truly miss him. We were not able to make his memorial, but we were there in spirit.

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  17. George Carol Kuss :

    SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT KEN’S PASSING HE WAS A GREAT GUY AND IT WAS ALWAYS NICE TO SEE HIM AND HIS WIFE MARLENE THE PEOPLE OF CALGARY WERE FORTUNATE TO HAVE HAD HIM IN THE CITY HE ADDED MUCH HUMOR TO ALL AROUND HIM GEORGE AND CAROL

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  18. Karen Willms (Gorbous) :

    Dear Marlene,
    Art & I are so sorry to hear that Ken has passed. I first heard about his illness just last winter when I was at your golf course in Palm Springs.
    His passing will be a heaviness in your heart forever, but life, children and grandchildren keep us moving on. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Karen

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  19. When I first moved to Calgary 25 years ago I mentioned to a business broker that I might want to get involved int he general insurance business, he arranged a luncheon with Ken and then began a good friendship. Ken made contacts for me in his extensive network of friends and associates and helped me find my way. There’s no doubt that much of what we’ve accomplished in the Insurance business can be traced back to our meeting and continued association.

    I lost touch with Ken since he retired and am very saddened to hear of his passing. I unfortunately was not able to attend the memorial service because of my travels but I’m sure it was well attended. I believe that ones wealth is measured by the people who call you friend. By this standard Ken was one of the wealthiest of men.

    My sincere condolences to Marlene and Kens extended family.

    He will be missed!

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  20. Linda Swanston :

    Dear Marlene,

    I was so sorrty to hear of Ken’s passing. He will certainly be missed by all. My thoughts are with you.

    Linda

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