Kenneth Waite, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on, Saturday, May 12, 2007.
Ken was born in London, Ontario on January 25, 1928. In 1946 Ken joined National Drug (McKesson)and subsequent transfers took him to Calgary in 1949, Toronto in 1951 and Vancouver in 1965. He returned to Calgary in 1977 as Vice President and General Manager of the Alberta National Drug Company and was appointed Vice President, Western Region of Medis Health (McKesson) in 1988. Upon retirement, Ken authored a book on the history of the Pharmaceutical industry in Canada. A long-time member of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Ken completed his ATH degree from Thornloe University, Sudbury, Ontario in 1995.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years, Elizabeth (Betty); two daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine and Rolf Eugster of Vancouver and Barbara and Dan Kanuka; son and daughter-in-law Douglas and Kim Waite of Calgary, and eight grandchildren: Peter, Mark and Christine Eugster; Suzanne, Gloria and William Kanuka, and Theodore and Astrid Waite. He is also survived by his younger sister Lois Stewart of London, Ontario, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church (903 – 75th Avenue S.W.) on Friday, May 18, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. R.H. Grant Rodgers, Presider Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to St. Peter’s Anglican Church 903 – 75th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 0S7 or to the Department of Music, University of Calgary, Faculty of Fine Arts, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Attention: Director of Development Telephone: (403) 220-3193. The family wishes to thank Dr. Matt Van Olm, Dr. Tupper, Dr. Bart Lombard and the nurses and staff of unit 74 at the Rockyview General Hospital.
In living memory of Kenneth Waite, 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