February 10, 1931 – November 19, 2019
at the age of 88 years
Our world got a little darker with the recent passing of a bright light. Ken will be forever loved and missed by his wife Alice of 66 years, children Shane (Bev) Jaffary and Darlene (Hal) Chambers. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sister Marion Bourne of Edmonton, sister-in-laws Jean Hankins of Ponoka , Laverne (Victor) Kaupp of Lethbridge, and many nieces and nephews.
Ken grew up in Whiskey Gap and has always treasured the foothills and prairie lands of Southern Alberta. He spent the majority of his life in Coutts working as a Customs Officer, riding horses, going on trail rides, and hunting. His greatest love that he was most proud of was raising purebred Simmental cattle on Red Creek Simmental Ranch. His spirit always held strong with the cowboy way, still following his love of professional and amateur rodeo, cowboy poetry, and country music.
Ken and Alice loved traveling with their RV, the highlights being two trips to Alaska and many winter trips to Arizona. They moved from Southern Alberta to Salmon Arm, BC to enjoy the mountains, lakes, and family.
Ken touched the hearts of many people and had a large circle of friends. He loved to laugh, tell his stories, and will be missed by us all.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Southern Alberta.