June 29, 1948 – June 24, 2015
Ken passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox with his family by his side. After battling Diabetes which included a long fight with infections plus amputation of his leg and then the onset of cancer. He fought a hard fight but his heart finally failed him.
Ken was born and raised in Sidney, BC, son of George (Red) McIntosh (predeceased) and Louise who passed away on June 28 2015, his brother Dale (predeceased) and his sister June (Beattie), nieces and nephew who are in Kamloops.
Educated on Vancouver Island, he became a journeyman carpenter where he honed his skills with Campbell Construction of Victoria. Moving on, he advanced his own construction company in Sidney, until moving his family to the mainland in 1980. After a number of ventures, he settled on structural concrete forming placement where he was instrumental in the erection of over 50 high-rises in downtown Vancouver. The years of stress spurred him to semi-retire which didn’t last long as there was always a new venture. He found his niche in the manufacturing end of the gutter business, where he excelled in the upgrading of the machinery and production of many new products. In 2011 he finally retired and returned to the island settling in Courtenay where he planned to spend all his time fishing and hunting with his friends and family and enjoying the outdoors he loved.
Ken is survived by his two sons Stephen (Kerry) grandchildren Levi, Ryder and Sydney of Langley and Duane of Penticton, also by his son’s mother Sandra of Penticton. Ken has always been a fun loving guy and will be truly missed by all of us. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your charity of choice. There will be a Celebration of Life held on August 13, 2015 at 1:00pm held at 24532 87th Avenue, Langley, BC. Arrangements are in care of Toneff Funeral Services.