January 15, 1938 – April 17, 2007
Ken was born in Pembroke, PEI and moved to Halifax when he was 15. He worked at lobster fishing until he joined the military in 1956. He and Marion met and married in Kamloops, BC in 1967. He remained in the military for 25 years and retired to Comox in 1980 when he began a career in retail with The Inkwell in the Comox Centre Mall, where he worked until he became ill.
He leaves wife Marion, son Kevin, daughter Lori, son-in-law Glen Cummings, granddaughters Samantha, Keira and Selah, grandson Daniel, mother-in-law Elsie Carlston and daughter-in-law Karen McKinnon. He was predeceased by his parents Christina and Norman McKinnon. He also leaves sisters Mabel Dunn of Charlottetown PEI and Shirley (Doug) Hutchinson of Halifax, NS, neices and nephews. Other family members include brother-in-law Brian (Carol) Megas of Chemainus BC, Leslie (Darrel) Welin of Duncan, BC and Christy Majeau of Edmonton, AB.
We would like to thank those who have expressed their condolences and concerns to our family. We also wish to thank Dr. Anderson and Dr. T’ien for their care during Ken’s illness. We would like to let the nursing staff at St. Joseph’s know how much we appreciate all that was done for Ken during his many visits to emergency and his admissions to hospital, where he received excellent care. The nurses in Medical/Surgical Daycare became very important to us – it was evident how attached the nurses were to Ken and all of us to them. For so many years he was a daily visitor to their department.
We would also like to thank the Home Care staff for their support, care and concern. They were a valuable part of Ken’s treatment and they provided much comfort to our family during his final days.
We would also like to thank our own staff for their kindness and constant support, and for looking after things when we were unable to do so. Our friends also have a special place in our hearts for being there whenever we needed them and we know they will always be there for us in the future.
He will be truly missed by all of us.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society of BC would be greatly appreciated.
The McKinnon family