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DREGER, Kenneth

May 21, 1944 – August 3, 2012

Ken Dreger passed away following a long journey with prostate cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda, of forty-three years; his sons Darryl (Tammy) and Colin (Angie); and seven grandchildren. Ken is also survived by his mother Lily Dreger; sister, Dianne (Don); and brother, Keith (Donna) all of Edmonton. In his early years Ken was very active with Scouts and was a square dance caller for many years with the group known as “Teen 8 ers”. This group continues to meet every two years to dance and reunite with long time friends. Ken graduated with a BComm from the U of A and worked in the family business, moving to Calgary in 1978 to open the Calgary branch of Dreger’s Kitchen Corner. In 1994 Ken completed a computer science certificate and in February of 1994 joined Smart Technologies where he worked until retirement in January 2012. His area of expertise was in technical services and customer support. Over the past eleven years Ken worked diligently to keep up to date with treatments and adjunctive therapies for prostate cancer. He shared his knowledge with many through his association with the Prostate Cancer Canada Network Calgary

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Prostate Cancer Canada Network Calgary, P.O. Box 72126, R.P.O. Glenmore Landing, Calgary AB T2V 5H9; www.pccncalgary.org. We wish to thank the staff of the Sarcee Hospice for their gentle and understanding care. :

In living memory of Ken Dreger, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Heather Eeles :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I worked with Ken for over 5 years at SMART and he was an amazing man to work with. He taught me many things in the 5 years.

    I’ll be making a donation through the PCC on behalf of my family to yours.

    Take care and sincerely,
    Heather

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  2. Linda & Family,
    My condolences for your loss. I knew Ken for about ten years and worked with him at SMART. We will miss him here. I learned a lot from him and he was a great man.

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  3. Ken was a great and passionate skier. Lucky to have skied a few days with him while we were colleagues at SMART. Bye Ken.

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  4. Janice Bartsch :

    My sincere sympathy to you and your family, Linda. You are in my thoughts and prayers;

    Janice Bartsch

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  5. Michael A. Williams :

    To Ken’s Family
    I knew Ken as a Board member of Prostaid Calgary. Ken was always interested in helping other Prostate Cancer victims through his great knowledge of the disease. He provided valuable assistance to many through his unique ability to communicate with other victims. My heartfelt condolences on your loss. Mike Williams

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  6. Nina Carla Arcilla (SMART) :

    My heartfelt condolences to your family.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Carla

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  7. Anne Harty Ewell :

    Janice Barsch

    My sincere sympathy to you & your family.
    My thoughts are with you during this sad time.
    Anne

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  8. Kathy Dunlop :

    Linda and family,

    The more I got to know Ken over the nine years I worked for him, the greater was my respect for his intelligence, his genuine and abiding integrity, but most of all, his kindness.

    Ken was a truly a unique and wonderful man I will miss always.

    Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences.

    Kathy

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  9. Linda and family:

    I will always remember Ken’s warm and friendly smile whenever I came to the dances with the Teen 8’ers. He never, ever seemed too old to me even for a teenager. Please accept my kind thoughts in this sad time for you and your family.
    Penny (Moar) Neal

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  10. Linda,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    I will always be grateful for his willingness, ability & compassion to help set all my children up with computers.

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  11. Jessica Kent & Ben Cooney :

    Dear Linda & Family,

    We are saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. We always enjoyed our conversations with Ken “in the alley” between our houses and will miss seeing him. Take care during this difficult time, our thoughts are with you.

    Jessica Kent & Ben Cooney

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  12. Dear Linda and family,
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time, with deepest sympathy. I hope to be able to attend the funeral. Take care.
    Love,
    Bonnie, Eddy and family

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  13. Dear Linda,

    I was so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. A big hug from my heart to yours.
    Tania Mackay

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  14. Cindi Williams :

    Linda, I was so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Through the Porter’s, I feel like I’ve known you both for years. Ken was a wonderful, kind spirited man and my heartfelt thoughts go to you and your family.

    God Bless,
    Cindi Williams

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  15. “If there ever comes a day that we can’t be together, keep me in your heart…I’ll stay there forever”… Winnie the Pooh

    Ken, in our hearts you’ll always be, always in our thoughts, memories of all the good times we’ve shared, will never be far away. You are loved and will be missed beyond measure. Heartfelt condolences to Linda and family. May you find strength in the arms of one another and comfort in the hugs and love that surrounds you all. With love and understanding, Gerri et al. xoxoxo….

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  16. Marina Geronazzo :

    My sincere condolences on the passing of Ken who was an outstanding person in so many ways. Although I did not work with Ken closely, I had the occassion to connect with him on a number of occassions for project work. He was always pro-active, thoughtful and positive. It was always a pleasure working and interacting with him. He is missed at SMART. Kindest regards, Marina Geronazzo, Manager, Public Relations

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  17. Anne JOHNSON (Porter) :

    Linda, I am sorry to hear of Ken’s passing.Love and prayers to you and your family. Anne Johnson and family

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  18. Trevor, Loretta, Shawn and Annabeth :

    We still find it hard to believe that he’s gone and all our thoughts and prayers are will you Linda, Darryl and Colin. There is a hole in the family that for now on will be filled with his memory and spirit.

    Trevor, Loretta, Shawn and Annabeth

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  19. Lorraine (Clarke) & Scott Keast :

    Linda and family – we were so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I spent many happy hours dancing to Ken’s calling and enjoying the challenges that he gave us. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are of you and your family. Lorraine and Scott

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  20. Linda and Family :
    What a wonderful, intellegent, caring, compassionate man. I met Ken many years ago when I joined Prostate Cancer- Calgary, because I learned I had Prostate Cancer.
    I cannot properly explain my appreciation for the way that Ken was always available to support the newer members of our Prostate Cancer Group.
    His knowledge and support was appreciated by all the members of Prostate Canada- Calgary…….and yes, he made MANY lives better because of his generous counsel and support.
    A wonderful man who will always be fondly remembered.
    Sincere condolences to you, Linda, and your family.

    Don ( and Nell ) Jacques
    Calgary

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  21. Bill Kilgalllon :

    Farewell Ken

    I will always remember you as a caring and committed co-worker who put the person first.

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  22. Please accept my condolences on Ken’s passing. I was fortunate to have worked for Ken, and remember him fondly. His sense of humour and compassion informed all that he did, and he’ll be missed by many.

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