Ken Pedersen, beloved husband of Ulla Huber of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at the age of 86 years.
Ken was born on Sunday, November 13, 1921 in Gerild, Denmark. In 1928, Ken and his mother joined his father and brothers in Calgary. After serving four years in the RCAF in WWII, he joined his brothers and started Pedersen Bros Greenhouses Ltd. He spent thirty-six years operating the greenhouses, producing flowers and plants. The company became well known for top quality plants. Ken received the Meritorios Greenhouse Award for years of service to the Alberta Greenhouse Industry which was presented by the Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association. Ken was past President of the North Hill Lions Club and past President and life member of the Danish Canadian Club. He was an avid music and photography buff. For many years he planted the window boxes at the Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise. He was also responsible for the many Icelandic poppies on the grounds around Banff. After retirement, Ken kept his interest in gardening, helping friends and neighbours with their green thumb problems. He also became an excellent amateur painter.
Ken leaves to mourn his loving wife of twenty-six years Ulla and stepson Randy (Karyn) Huber. Also surviving him are three daughters, Marilyn (Rick) of Calgary, Patricia (Blake) of Penticton, BC and Terri (Brad) of Medicine Hat, AB; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many friends, especially Jorgen and Margrethe Laursen and John and Birthe Jensen. Ken was predeceased by his parents Line and Severin; and his brothers, Jens, Helmar and Soren.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, December 10, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Danish Lutheran Church, 130 – 32nd Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 2P6 Telephone: 403-277-5804.
In living memory of Ken Pedersen, 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) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences