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Born: Oct 24, 1937

Date of Passing: Feb 09, 2019

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ALLAN KENNETH GARDNER October 24, 1937 - February 9, 2019 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, Ken Gardner, at the age of 81. He passed peacefully with family by his side. Amidst the sadness we are happy he is with his soulmate Bev, binoculars in one hand and hers in the other. Ken will be missed by his three daughters, Sandy (Chuck) Lefley, Debbie Richman and JoAnne (Mark) Przybilla, grandchildren, Sarah (Chris) Proctor, Raeanne (Kenny) Sacramento, Carly, Jordan, Mitchell, Logan, and great-grandchild Kit Proctor. Predeceased by his mother Matilda (Nanny), brothers, Jack, Ed, Irvine and Bruce Gardner, and sister Ruth Flower. Survived by his sisters, Muriel Boyer, Florence Hartle, Jeanette (brother-in-law Ron) Fraser, and sister-in-law Enid Gardner; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was born and raised in Stonewall, MB where his passion for birds started and continued throughout his life. Bev and Ken got married in 1958 and lived in Stonewall where they raised their three daughters. Ken worked at United Grain Growers until his retirement at age 57 which allowed him the freedom to enjoy nature, birding, and to explore many parts of the world with his wife Bev and family. He also wrote a weekly column "Wild Wings" for the Winnipeg Tribune and published a book called "Birds of Oak Hammock Marsh". A special thank you to the staff at Rosewood Lodge for your care and kindness during his stay with you. Thank you to the many relatives and friends for your prayers and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Ken to Rosewood Lodge, Courtyard Project, 513-1st Avenue North, Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0 or Ducks Unlimited Canada, Box 1160, Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0 or visit their website A celebration of Ken's life will take place Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grosse Isle hall. Lunch to follow. MacKenzie Funeral Home Stonewall 204-467-2525

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 12, 2019

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Sam & Chuck, Sarah, Chris & Kit, we are so very sorry for the loss of your Dad, Grampa & Great-Grampa. Ken was a wonderful man with so many great stories to tell. I know you all have so many happy memories of him. May he rest in peace. So sorry we can't be with you on Saturday to celebrate his life but we'll be thinking of you! Love you all! - Posted by: Sharon & Mike (Sister & Brother-in-law) on: Feb 13, 2019

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