Trabant, Kenneth (Ken) Ernest



March 10, 1941 – November 23, 2015
at the age of 74 years

The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life from 10 am-12 pm on Sunday Nov 29 at the Salmon Arm Legion. All are welcome.

The family of Kenneth (Ken) Ernest Trabant sadly announces his passing at the age of 74 on Monday November 23, 2015 at 10:11 am at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.  He is survived by his loving wife Cynthia, his 3 children Randy (Erna) Trabant, Lisa Hrycaiko (son Sean) and Vicki (Chris) Welyk (children Austen and Kenidy). He is also survived by his Mother Rose Trabant (96) and his 4 siblings Iris Tress, Alan Trabant, Margaret Arlt, Betty Ediger and their families. He was predeceased by his father Fred Trabant, his wife of 44 years Sharon and his son-in-law Tim Hrycaiko. Ken was well known in the lumber industry from which he retired in 2008 from Lakeside Timber, but continued to work in the industry part time from home.  After retirement he enjoyed his special relationship with Cynthia and also golfing, curling, spending time with his friends at the Legion and family events.


  1. We are so sorry we could not be with you in this time of sorrow. We will always have fond memories of Ken. We hope our strong family ties will bring you comfort.
    Love Jim and Shirley

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I sat and read the Obit and remembered him as a teenager in Chilliwack. I remembered his Austin car, laughter and good times. While it has been a few years since I last saw Ken, today, I will remember him and toast an old friend. So long for now my old friend, until we meet again.
    Your friend

  3. First of all, thank you Cynthia for making my brother so loved, so happy. Den and I will cherish the memories of the many times spent with you and Ken. You and Ken couldn’t have been a more perfect fit.
    I personally will always cherish the many many times Ken and I chatted, either on the phone, or when we were visiting you, or you were here with us. We made each other laugh, and we shared a deep special bond of love and respect. I will miss him more than words can say, and I am only okay with him leaving, because, for him to stay would have been too painful for us all. Cynthia, we are always here and our homes are each others homes.

  4. Our deepest condolences to you Cynthia and all the family. We will miss all the fun and laughs that he brought to us everyday.

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