Peacefully, with his family by his side and after a long and courageous battle with cancer, Ken Lapointe, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at the age of 73 years.
Ken will always be loved and remembered by his wife of 53 years, Clara; his daughters Lori and son-in-law John; Debbie and son-in-law Richard; his son Kenneth and daughter-in-law Roxanne; his grandchildren Michael Stewart (Brandee), Brett McNabb (Krista), Craig Stewart, Rob Stewart (Krista), Scott McNabb (Lindsay), April and Cody Lapointe; his great-grandchildren Michael, Taryn and Deija and friends and family throughout Alberta and Manitoba. He is also survived by his sister Linda Myers of Winnipeg, MB. and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Ken was predeceased by his parents Ida and Narcisse (Dutch) Lapointe of St. Claude, MB.; his sister Theresa Howson and brother-in-law Leo Howson of Winnipeg, MB.
Ken served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1955 to 1975, thereafter with Alberta Brewers and BDL until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of Calgary’s Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 264, for many years. Ken will be remembered as a man of honour and dignity with a winning smile, a heart of gold and a fierce love of family. He will be sorely missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, July 18, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust, Donations 47, attn: Sandra Cook, 1403 – 29th Street N.W., Calgary, AB. T2N 2T9 or to the Calgary Health Region Palliative Home Care. 10101 Southport Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2W 3N2. The family would like to give their most sincere thanks to the amazing doctors and nursing staff of Unit 47, Palliative Care, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, as well as the many nurses of Palliative Home Care.
In living memory of Ken Lapointe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296Print This Obituary & Condolences