Proctor, Kenneth James

April 23, 1935 – December 6, 2012
at the age of 77 years

“I will always be… As long as someone thinks of me”

 Ken passed away peacefully in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 77 years.

He was predeceased by his parents Alex and Ruth Proctor and his sister Faye.  Ken is survived by his beloved wife Elsa, of 53 years, children:  Sandra (Dennis) and David, both of Lethbridge, AB and Bruce of Edmonton, AB, siblings:  Doreen (Nick) and Bruce (Virginia) both of Lac La Biche, AB, grandchildren:  Chantel, Trevor, Amber and Alliesha ~ Grandpa, you were such a Teddy Bear to us, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was a wonderful husband, father and such an addition to any community.
We will always remember Ken’s cheerful smiles and his saying that the “Shuswap is God’s piece of Paradise.”
Thank you to the nurses in ICU as well as the doctors who cared for Ken and to everyone for the phone calls, cards and visits during Ken’s stay in the hospital.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your prayers.
The family will honor Ken’s request, there will be no memorial service.
If you would like to honor Ken’s life with a financial gift, contributions can be directed to First United Church Men’s Club.  The student scholarship fund has been renamed to Ken Proctor Memorial Scholarship, Box 940, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1.


  1. Ken and I were in the RCN together. I think my best buddy at that time. Sorry to hear he passed. Wish I knew he lived in Salmon Arm would to have seen him again one more time. Elsa were you Ken’s girlfriend while he was in navy in Esquimalt? Never met you. Ken kept his private life separate although I had been to Lac La Biche with him and met his family. Ken was a very nice person who I enjoyed some wonderful times with. Can’t imagine we ended up so near one another. Bless you and family Elsa, sorry did not know of this earlier.

  2. Just heard of Ken’s passing from Ron in Calgary. I will remember him as a gentleman and a good friend from our fishing weekends at Eagle Lake.
    Gary Boden
    Perth, Western Australia

  3. We were very shocked to learn of Ken’s passing. Ken assisted with so many organizations over the years, all will miss him. He was a true gentleman, always a cheery note, a smiling face .. even on that winter road into Ft Smith and then reuniting in Lethbridge. The aviation safety program really noticed his retirement. Our fishing group, ie Eagle Lake Hookers, truly missed him. His work within the United Church men’s groups and camps was always at the forefront. It was indeed an honour to have had him in our lives.

  4. We were shocked to hear of Ken’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will remember him as a great friend and co-worker. His passing will leave a void in our lives.

    Bill and Betty Demish

  5. I was shocked and saddened to learn of Ken’s passing. My deepest sympathy. He will be deeply missed.

  6. Just to let you know we were sad to hear of Kens passing, our thoughts are with you.
    Merv zwicker X/FSS YXH

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