Barrass, Kenneth Wayne
October 20th, 1944 – March 3rd, 2015
Ken passed away peacefully in St. Joseph’s Hospital March 3 after a brief illness.
He was pre-deceased by his parents Fred & Hilda Barrass and is survived by his two sisters Jeannine Veitch and Beverly Babcock, their children: Ron Veitch, Steve Veitch (Mona), Heather Veitch, Joni Anderson (Steve), Kathy Raeber (Andy), Robert (Shirley), & Greg (Rise) along with many well-loved grand-nieces & nephews, Mitchell, Aaron, Ayslin, Ben, Kiley, Jayce, Rikkilee, Landon, Satchel, Sydney & Kassidy.
Ken was born in Powell River and at the age of 4 moved to Courtenay with his family. He attended school here and graduated then started his career in the local newspaper, he worked in Campbell River and back in Powell River for a time, then, made the move to Vancouver where he worked for 30+ years at Broadway Printers where he retired and moved back to Courtenay to spend his quiet retirement years.
Ken was a kind, honest and diligent man that whatever the task he was on he attended to wholeheartedly. Being an active and helpful member politically with the NDP he was a truly valuable part of the organization. An avid photographer, ardent car racing fan, both as a spectator and earlier in life a participant in car gymkhanas Courtenay had in the 60’s, winning some. He also worked as a radio announcer for CFCP at a time.
A friend to all and a caring family member, brother, & uncle, he will be greatly missed by all those that knew him, and will always be fondly remembered.
The kind and compassionate care by the doctors, nurses, & staff at St. Joseph’s hospital and some unnamed acts of human kindness that stayed with him during his last few hours. THANK YOU
No Service by request, family services to be determined at a later date.