DOHERTY. Kenneth Wade
Ken passed away at St. Joseph’s General Hospital on Thursday, August 5, 2010. He was predeceased by his father Harold; mother Rosa; youngest brother Grant and his first wife Dorothy. Ken is survived by his wife Alice; sons Vince (Cindy) of Edmonton, Pat (Jennifer) of Cobble Hill and Paul (Carolyn) of Surrey; grandchildren Lucas (Maria), Sarah, Kathleen, Connor, Liam and Megan; great grandchildren Abbey, Kayleigh and William; brothers Carl (Eunice), Percy (Connie) and Harry (Linda) and sister-in-law Gloria all of Nova Scotia and numerous nieces and nephews mainly in Nova Scotia.
Kenneth served in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals from 1956 to 1979 when he retired with an honourable discharge. His service included a peace keeping tour in Egypt and tours in Germany, Yellowknife, Nanaimo, Winnipeg and Baldy Hughes. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. After retirement he spent some time doing small engine repair and then 1980 moved to the Comox Valley with his family where he spent most of his time and energy meticulously building a home strong enough to repel the big bad wolf or a small tornado in Merville, B.C. Ken enjoyed fishing, golfing, reading, feeding and watching birds, growing/canning and sharing green beans, bingo, making small donations to the one armed bandits with occasional returns and was an avid fan of the Canucks and Blue Jays. Ken was quite a dedicated, loving family man who approached everything with great integrity. He enjoyed being in his home surrounded by his family and dog, Pebbles. He also enjoyed visiting his brothers and family in his birthplace in Nova Scotia, these visits held great meaning.
A Celebration of Ken’s Life Service will take place at the Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. For those who wish, donations in Ken’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102-1509 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2K6 or to the B.C. SCPA Comox Valley & District Branch, Box 1284, Comox, B.C., V9N 7Z8 would be welcomed. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.