October 17, 1941 – October 8, 2012
at the age of 70 years

Celebration of Life:  Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012    1:30 p.m.
Fischer’s Funeral Services

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather,uncle, brother and father-in-law, Ken Thurston. Born in Gull Lake SK on October 17, 1941, Ken passed away on October 8, 2012 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sharon, daughter Patricia, grandchildren Kyle and Tekarra, and daughter-in-law Mary Kay. Also by his sisters Berniece, Bonnie (Hans) and Mona (John) sister-in-law Lyn, and many nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his much loved son Michael, brothers Clifford and Pat, and sister Linda. Ken’s many years with the Department of Public Works, mainly based in Banff and Jasper, also took him to Vancouver Island and to the Arctic.Ken enjoyed many years of service to his community, in Jasper with Cubs of Canada, the Nancy Greene ski program and many years in Kinsmen, holding every office including District Deputy Governor. Upon moving to Salmon Arm Ken became involved with the Gleneden Community Hall Association as President. He also enjoyed his time on the Board of SARP and serving as Vice President. Ken’s love of life included curling, fishing, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and dragon boating. During his retirement years Ken enjoyed his hobby farm and his animals. Special thanks are extended to Dr Heunis, all the doctors and the caring nursing staff of Shuswap Lake General Hospital. There will be a Celebration of Life on October 17, 1:30 PM at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW., Salmon Arm