July 19, 1919 – July 1, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Cochrane, on July 1st 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, B.C. He is survived by two daughters, Caren (Brien) and Lynda, brother to Ollie, Gord and Rita, grandfather to Lesley, Amberjoy (David), Jody (Lucas), Rheana, Ryan and Chase, plus 6 great grandchildren, Jake, Adam, Martin, Miles, Hunter and Clark, and many nieces and nephews and other family and friends. – he will be greatly missed. Ken is predeceased by his parents, sister Muriel and brother Harold (Mickey) and beloved wife, Pearl Cochrane of 68 years. Ken was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on July 19, 1919. He served with the Airforce during WWII as a bomb instructor and then in 1946 moved to the Comox Valley where he purchased the Mayfair Grill which he had for 33 years. In 1954 he took over the operation of the bus depot which was located right next door. Further in 1954 he joined the Gideons and was active with them until this past year. Ken was always active in his local church and various other Christian organizations, often playing his violin. In 1965 he was contracted to operate the concession on the Powell River ferry for 9 years. After Ken retired, he started cross country skiing and golfing until he was 92. Wanting to keep active, in 1989 he delivered newspapers for the Echo and the Record and then only the Echo until he was 93. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at the Comox Pentecostal Church, 1919 Guthrie Rd. on July 19th at 1:30pm. Reception will follow. At Ken’s request, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Gideons of Canada or a charity of your choice. Thank you to the caregivers at Glacier View Lodge and St. Joseph’s hospital for all their care and compassion during the last 4 months and final days.