October 4, 1937 – December 28, 2021
at the age of 84 years
Sadly, on December 28, 2021, Ken passed at his home in Salmon Arm, BC. He was 84 years old.
Ken was born in Estavan, SK on October 4, 1937, to Joseph and Mary Jenish. At a young age, Ken along with his parents, twin brother Wayne, brother Ron and sister Cathy moved to Coquitlam, BC. There he met the love of his life, Diane. They married in 1963 and had two daughters, Wendy (Rick) and Jenny (Allen). In 1972, their spirit of adventure brought them upcountry to live in a log house in the wilderness of Clearwater, where Ken enjoyed his dune buggy, sledding, boating, and fishing. In 1991, Ken and Diane moved to Salmon Arm. Ken had an impressive career constructing many homes, schools, health centres, cabins and house boats and he was always whistling a tune as he worked. Ken was a fun man, who always had a smile or joke for whoever he met. He was so proud of his grandchildren David, Mitchell, Adam and Tamara and particularly taken by the newest addition to the family, his great grandchild Ryker.
Ken was a loved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He will be missed. It was Ken’s desire to not have a funeral service.