October 1, 1939 – April 23, 2010
With deep sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Ken James, beloved husband of Eleanor and loving father of Lynette, on Friday April 23, 2010 at the age of 70 years.
Ken was born October 1, 1939 in Calgary to parents Alice and Douglas “Dux” James. He was a proud Calgarian, who was an entrepreneur before twenty five years of distinguished service with Associated Taxi. Ken will be remembered for his generous spirit, always welcoming friends and family to his home. He was dedicated to helping others through times of need and took enjoyment in their home, their garden, time spent at Wasa Lake and pursuing his southern Alberta roots and family heritage.
Ken is survived by his wife Eleanor, children: Lynette James, Todd Allison (Karen), Lisa Kingston (Tony), his grandson Griffin Kingston, his sister Audrey Petrie (Al), and numerous, nephews, nieces, cousins as well as lifelong friends.
A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building (3625 – 4 Street S.W.) on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. The family is grateful for the support from the palliative home care team with the Calgary Health Region.
In living memory of Ken James, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences