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PAWSON, Kenneth

May 7, 1923 – Triangle, Yorkshire, England
April 29, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Ken Pawson beloved husband of Jean Pawson of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the age of 90 years.

Ken was a Meteorological/Survey Officer with British Antarctic Survey 1947-1950. Several years as a surveyor in the jungles of Sarawak and other South Pacific islands. He was chief City of Calgary land surveyor 1962-1988. Clinical Hyptotechnician for many years helping the Calgary medical and legal community. Ken loved the mountains and spent many days hiking and climbing them all of his life.

Ken is survived by his loving wife Jean, two sons Brett Pawson and Mark (Michelle) Pawson, five grandchildren Jonathan Fraser, Kailon Pawson, Duncan Pawson, Danica Pawson and Kent Pawson.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ken Pawson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Theresa & Jerry Muench :

    Dear Mark & Michelle and family.
    We were sorry to hear of the passing of Mark’s
    father. He had a long and accomplished life and
    will be missed. Our deepest sympathy.

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  2. john stewart :

    Dear Jean,

    Ken Pawson lived what anyone would have to call a “life” – Yorkshire, the RAF, Canada, Bermuda, Trinidad, Antarctica, London, Jean Beck, Tonga, Chesterfield, Canada, Borneo, Yap. It was an adventure for 90 years. He was a great man who knew how to live. For me, he was a good friend, as you are

    As always,

    John

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  3. Dick and Ian Lofthouse :

    Dear Jean,
    Please accept condolences from Dad, and the rest of our family.
    Ken was a very special man, and we have many great memories of the times together. For Dad, the many years of Mountain Rescue, and the many wonderful gatherings in your home.
    Ken’s book has a place of honour in my library.

    Ian

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  4. John and Ruth Lusk :

    Dear Jean and family,

    The news of Ken’s passing was very sad. You will miss him greatly.
    We remember Ken as an extremely interesting person who thought outside the square and was passionate about sharing his love of nature.

    Ken’s unique poetry is virtually an autobiography of an extraordinary life. Some of his poems still blow us away. They should be allowed to fly free – like the wind!

    There can be no doubt that Kenneth Pawson made his mark very positively in this life. He will surely be busy in the next.

    Our deepest sympathy and love to your family,
    John and Ruth Lusk (Aussie friends)

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  5. Olga and Chuck Doughty :

    Dear Jean and Family
    Olga and I wish to extend our sincere condolences. We only knew Ken for a short time, but enjoyed his description of his experiences. We enjoyed his book with great interest. He certainly was a pioneer in many aspects of life. I intend to read a history of his endeavors to the retirees’ group.
    Olga and Chuck

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  6. Dick and Jill Bassil :

    Jean : We are saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. Our prayers and condolences to you and your family.

    Dick and Jill Bassil

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  7. Ram & Sneh Achal :

    We were sorry to learn of the passing of Ken. Our Condolences to Jean and Family.

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  8. Ken Allred :

    Jean and family – My condolence on the passing of Ken. He was a dear friend as well as a very trusted colleague. I first met him in 1964 when I was with the City of Red Deer and he was with the City of Calgary. He was a very considerate mentor on what was then a new survey control system which he pioneered in Calgary. He will be sadly missed but will be remembered fondly for his wry wit and unique sense of humour.

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  9. Bob & Kim Levenson :

    Gene,

    Kim and I were saddened to hear of your loss. We really cared about Ken. And I know he felt the same way about us. He certainly played a large part in both our lives as a mentor and a teacher of hypnosis.

    We are with you in at this difficult time and our prayers go out you and your family.

    Bob and Kim Levenson

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