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Born: Jun 02, 1927

Date of Passing: Jun 05, 2019

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Peacefully, in his sleep on June 5, 2019, passed away at age 92, after a three month battle with bladder cancer.
Cherishing his memory are his beloved wife of 69 years, Joy (nee Hayden); sons, Mike (Cathy) and Jeff (Jo-Ann); grandchildren, Maureen, David (Julie), James and Kelly (Gavin); and great-grandchild Desmond.
Predeceased by parents, Thomas and Beatrice (nee Finch).
Born June 2, 1927 in Sinclair, Manitoba, he worked for several decades in radio (CKRC, CKY, CJOB) and 10 years with the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities. An accomplished actor on stage and in film, he read the comics as Uncle Ken on CKRC for many years, co-founded Schmockey Night, and for 25 years co-wrote Beer and Skits for the Winnipeg Press Club. His hobbies included music, golf, hunting, fishing, reading, painting and watching old movies and hockey.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 08, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family - Posted by: John Currie (Friend of Mike) on: Jul 04, 2019

  • It was so sad to hear of Ken's passing. He was a wonderful human being, and I have many happy memories of times with Ken and Joy. By now, he and my late husband Bob, are up there having a good laugh or two. My sincere condolences to Joy and family. - Posted by: Linda Washington (friend) on: Jun 09, 2019

  • I've delivered Ken and Joy's meds for many years. We had a great and amazing relationship throughout this time. I was as happy to see them as they were me. They always knew exactly what time I would and could hear them laugh through the intercom when they knew it was me. Being in the broadcasting industry, he loved my voice and told me he would've hired me on the spot if he wasn't retired. I loved his personality. Joy. I'm gonna miss Ken. Be strong - Posted by: Mark (Delivery driver ) on: Jun 08, 2019

  • So sorry for your loss Joy and Family. Thinking of the many great memories at the Charleswood Golf Club while I was caterer. - Posted by: Joan Sandell (Friend) on: Jun 08, 2019

  • Words fail me. Ken would say "that's unusual". The "Babber" stories from CKRC, Beer 'N Skits and around the city are endless. If a person left Ken's company without a smile, then that person was completely devoid of a sense of humour. It was an honour to have spent time in his orbit. To Joy and family, thanks for sharing him with us. - Posted by: Murray Parker (friend and colleague) on: Jun 08, 2019

  • Ken was a kind, funny, talented coworker at CJOB. He was always a positive part of the energy. Even though I was in the newsroom and he worked in promotions (I think) our paths crossed often and I was always glad they did. - Posted by: Brian Barkley (Co worker at CJOB) on: Jun 08, 2019

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