MacDonald, Kenneth Gerard

MACDONALD, KENNETH WMarch 19, 1931 – January 06, 2016
At the age of 84 years

Ken died at the age of 84 on 6 January 2015. He was born on 19 March, 1931 in St Margaret’s, Prince Edward Island. Ken and his wife Noreen Agnes MacDonald moved to Salmon Arm, British Columbia 30 years ago after Ken retired.

Ken trained as a teacher in PEI, but decided to take up a career in operating grain elevators when he moved to Calgary, Alberta to take up his first position with the federal government. He managed grain elevators in Prince Rupert, Moose Jaw and Churchill.

Ken was an avid golfer (four holes in one) and was a member of the eight ender club in curling.

He is survived by his wife Noreen, his sons Ian and Gerard and his sister Margaret. He also has four grandchildren Sean, Emily, Erin and Giselle who will miss him.

The family would like to thank all those who helped provide care to Ken in his final years, in particular, the staff at the Shuswap Lodge Retirement Residence where Ken and his wife moved in 2014.

Prayers will be offered as part of the 5 pm mass at St Joseph’s on 23 January 2016.

3 Comments

  1. I first met Uncle Ken when he worked in the Grain Elevator in Prince Rupert. Sometimes it seemed like he worked at the Grain Elevator forever and, he sort of did. The next stop was Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and then, Churchill, Manitoba. He did retire after Churchill, Manitoba and he and Noreen moved back to Salmon Arm and kept a summer cabin east of Tappen.
    Ken was a pretty good athlete and a very funny guy He would bring the family to Smithers and visit us. Dan and Noreen are siblings. Gerard and Ian were closer to us in age although they are much older now. Ken had a marvelous sense of humor that was always on display. Once in a while Ken would play road hockey with us but usually just play goal. I had a breakaway on him and he spun the net around as I was about to shoot. I raced around to the back of the goal and shot the ball into the net. “No goal!” Ken shouted. “The net was off its moorings!” Going to Salmon Arm will never be the same without Ken there. He was a great guy and we all miss him. The Perry boys (Smithers, Kamloops & Calgary.

  2. Noreen and your family, we have great memories of Ken at the golf course, always taking time to chat with all of us. 2005 shows Ken had 2 hole in ones, back to back and some never get one! Cherish your memories and may you find comfort in Gods’ love and peace. From all of us at Club Shuswap Golf & RV

  3. My gramma , his sister Margaret and I just found out today. We called to wish him a happy birthday , the answering machine was another person. I called the front desk where he lived , asked to speak with him & was told he had passed away. It was heart breaking to have to tell my grandma , the only sibling she had left had passed away , besides that he passed away two months ago. We live in a different province , but she was really upset to have found out that way. She loved him beyond what words could say. She is sad to not have been able to say goodbye.
    Rest in peace uncle ken. Xo

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