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Born: Sep 29, 1944

Date of Passing: Sep 06, 2023

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September 29, 1944 - September 6, 2023

With his three children by his side, we announce the passing of our amazing father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend on September 6 after a short yet courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his three children, son and daughter-in-law Todd and Colleen, granddaughters, Allison and Emily; son Dwayne and daughter-in-law Caitie, granddaughters, McKenna, Emma, grandson Carter as well as Keats, Esme and Fife; daughter and son-in-law Tara and Kyle, granddaughter Erica, grandson Calvin; his sisters, brother, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years Alva; parents, Allan, Margaret and other family members.

Born at Portage La Prairie Hospital on September 29, 1944, Ken grew up in rural Manitoba spending the majority of his younger years around MacGregor and Bagot, Manitoba. In his younger years he spent the majority of his time tending to his duties on the farm. He was known as bit of a mischievous boy but was liked by all. Upon graduating from high school, Ken attended Red River Community College earning a degree as a Certified Engineering Technologist.

Dad was a “legend” in the electrical engineering and construction world. While not an engineer himself, he built a thriving career and business on his hard work, common sense and how he treated all stakeholders. “Mr. Green” has had a hand in many iconic buildings in Manitoba and is remembered by many in the industry. He not only gave his time for work he also generously volunteered his expertise to many charitable projects. His imprint on Manitoba’s landscape we don’t think can be fully appreciated.

He was a determined yet an empathetic man who was selfless in his time to others. He guided and advised many with his caring yet firm way. He had this mischievous grin that was infectious to others. Spending special times with family filled his bucket. Whether it was camping at Lynch’s point, Christmases when family would join us, New Year’s Eve gatherings or the infamous Duncan gatherings, he was always a vibrant participant. You always knew when Uncle Ken was there as he brought a certain brightness to the party.

He loved watching and playing sports. Being an exceptional athlete himself, his favourites were hockey, football and baseball. While not the biggest player he struck a certain fear in opponents with his never-quit attitude and overall toughness. No challenge or opponent was too big or small for “Freddy” to take on. What may have set him apart even further was his respect for opponents and the game, and his knowledge of how the games were to be played. When his playing days were done he took to coaching and sharing his knowledge with the next generation. Whether coaching A’s baseball, the Bourkevale Bullets or his midget-age Bord Aire Wings, to name a few, he treated all his players with respect and provided them with support outside the playing time. One comes to mind for the Bord Aire Wings, he knew the boys were at the age of partying so he opened up the basement of our home for hungry hippo and other games to play to help keep the boys out of trouble. That’s just who he was, he understood that there was more to coaching and influencing young athletes than just being a coach in the sport.

Without a doubt his biggest joy in life were his grandchildren. He was a season ticket holder to all their events. Even if they were playing from afar, he made sure to find a way to watch them. He attended as many games, performances, school assemblies as humanly possible. Hanging with grandpa consisted of playing mini sticks, card games, board games, laughs, cuddles, reading books, but most of all just being showered with love. He has provided his grandchildren with so many life lessons and tidbits of wisdom that his legacy will live on through them. There were no bigger smiles or laughs for grandpa than when spending time with his grandchildren.

A very special thanks to the staff at Riverview 3rd Floor East Wing for their care of dad in his final weeks. To Christine, Geoff and the staff at Braithwaites Pharmacy for their support and guidance during dads illness. Finally, to Dr. MacGregor at Assiniboine Clinic who was an advocate and tireless supporter of dad during this trying time. Those are just a few of dad’s allies in his fight, we know we are missing some, but thanks to all who played a part in supporting dad.

A Celebration of Life is being held today, Friday September 15, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., at Oasis Church, 940 Elmhurst Road, Winnipeg MB.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Riverview Health Centre Foundation or CancerCare Manitoba.

He leaves an immense void in our lives and will be deeply missed by all who loved him; but we know his legacy of love, empathy, laughter, hard work and determination will live on through all whose lives he touched.

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Publish Date: Sep 15, 2023


With his three children by his side, our incredible father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many, has found his way back into the loving arms of his wife and our Lord and Saviour.

We are externally grateful for his love, guidance, and wisdom. The tears that flow come from a place of profound love and he will be dearly missed by all.

A longer notice will follow.

Flowers respectfully declined, in lieu of flowers, donations to Riverview Health Centre Foundation or CancerCare Manitoba are much appreciated.

Service will be held Friday, September 15, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., at Oasis Church, 940 Elmhurst Road, Winnipeg, MB.

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Publish Date: Sep 9, 2023

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 09, 2023, Sep 15, 2023

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Ken was a force in our consulting engineering community. I had the pleasure of working with Ken on several projects, and he always brought his A game and value to the project and the Client. Rest in peace Ken. - Posted by: Garry Bolton (Business Colleague) on: Sep 15, 2023

  • I meet Ken Green in the early 80s at AEB Engineering and he was a great mentor a very fair and honest man always ready to help and give everyone a chance. He was a friend of my fathers who spoke very highly of Ken and his family. Ken will be missed by many. I was fortunate and it was a pleasure to no him. Our condolences from the Aiello family. - Posted by: Dean Aiello (Work Collegue) on: Sep 15, 2023

  • I too am an Electrical Technologist and I first met Ken back in the old AE Burstein days. We never actually worked together, we made contact from time to time to resolve some technical issue. I know Ken was well respected throughout the industry and made every effort to flawlessly produce an end work in all the projects he was involved with. - Posted by: Alex Cupples (Through work.) on: Sep 15, 2023

  • Met Ken early 70s when he worked with Alex Burstein, it was a (2) man firm. We did MANY projects together. Farm boy makes good. He was always a pleasure to work with. Did his best all the time, an educator for his industry. One of the best. Sorry he didn't have a full retirement. Condolences to his family and past workers. - Posted by: Lloyd Mymko (work colleague) on: Sep 15, 2023

  • Ken provided great support during the 40+ years that we worked together, both professionally and personally. Many fond memories. My sincere condolences to his family. - Posted by: Rudy Friesen (Fellow Consultant and friend) on: Sep 12, 2023

  • I started at MCW in 2006 and had the privilege of working with Mr. Green until he retired. He was a man of great patience, integrity, humor and compassion. He was incredibly well respected and I recall so many clients and colleagues coming into the office to meet with him - all were greeted as good friends. He taught me so much about work ethic, treating all people with respect and kindness, how to learn from mistakes, how to have fun while we worked. I picture him with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. Mr. Green, your legacy lives on in all of us who were fortunate enough to work with you and learn from you. You will be so very missed, you will never be forgotten - so much of what you taught us will be passed forward. - Posted by: Katherine (Kate) Smith (Co-Worker) on: Sep 12, 2023

  • Ken and Alva were both great neighbors and always good to my mom. Cathy Rice - Posted by: Cathy Rice (neighbor) on: Sep 12, 2023

  • I first met Ken when he was working with AE Berstein in the 1970’s and enjoyed a wonderful relationship with him for many many years until he retired. I just spoke about him 2 weeks ago and how he was so highly regarded. Our condolences to his family, his friends and his colleagues. - Posted by: Guy Hewlko (Business ) on: Sep 11, 2023

  • Ken was a consummate professional and exceptional human being. He knew his business better than anyone in his field and provided his services with earnestness and a great sense of humour. I learned a great deal from Ken. He shared his knowledge willingly and helped me be a better professional myself. Ken was a very important person in our industry and his absence will be missed. My thoughts are with his family and the MCW family as well. - Posted by: Cindy Rodych (Colleague / Designer) on: Sep 11, 2023

  • Very sorry to hear about the passing. Our family sends our deepest sympathy to all the family. Ken will be so missed by many. What a great pleasure it was to know him. - Posted by: Curtis & Marlene Dahl (Friend ) on: Sep 11, 2023

  • Ken was a true friend to my late mother-in-law Olga. Thank you for all your family did for her through the years. I offer my condolences to your family at this sad time. - Posted by: Eleeta Armit (Former neighbour) on: Sep 11, 2023

  • Memories of a good friend and a great ball player. He is fondly remembered. - Posted by: Dave and Terry McCartney (Friend ) on: Sep 09, 2023

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