Kenneth Albert “Ken”
Nov 4, 1937 – Feb 10, 2006
Chester – Kenneth Albert “Ken” of Comox passed away on Friday, February 10, 2006 at St. Joseph’s General Hospital.
He was predeceased by his mother Doris Chester of Abbotsford. He is survived by his wife Pat Chester and father Bert Chester (Nancy); son Donald (Dawn) of Pontypool, ON; daughters: Kimberly (Don) Luyten, Comox, Sandra (Bill) Wassbauer, Qualicum Beach; grandchildren: Jason (Angie), Caitlyn, Olivia, Trevor, Mallory, Garrett, Nicholas, Cameron & Kaley; and great-grandchild Brooke; as well as many nieces and nephews on his wife’s side.
Ken served for 6 years in the Canadian Air Force. He was a radio officer in the air crew on Lancasters and Neptunes for 5 years. During his 23 years in the Canadian Army he worked as a radio officer for Canadian Signals Corp. He was a member of the Comox Legion, Branch 160, Comox, B.C.
In his retirement, Ken worked as a cook at Casa Loma for 7 years and also delivered newspapers and worked as a gas attendant.
Ken belonged to many model airplane clubs and built countless models through the years. Hunting and fishing were also favourite hobbies.
Ken was proud of the accomplishments of his wife and family. He very much enjoyed his military years and being with the “guys”. He was always very “stoic” and really showed that side of him in his fight with cancer. He just kept on going and never complained.
A Celebration of Ken’s life will be held on Friday, February 17 at 2:00pm from Branch 160 Comox Legion. Arrangements entrusted to Comox Valley Funeral Home & Crematorium, 1101 Ryan Road. No flowers please. However, should friends wish, donations in Ken’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102 – 1509 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 2K6 or charity of your choice.
Special thanks to members of the Comox Legion for treating him kindly especially the bartenders in the Comox Legion and the Edgewater Pub. He appreciated your treatment of him. Special thanks also to Dr. Potter-Cogan, the Third Floor staff and the Emergency staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the doctors and staff of the Day Care Ward, the Cancer Agency and Cancer Lodge.