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Born: Oct 30, 1928

Date of Passing: Jan 18, 2020

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October 30, 1928 - January 18, 2020

Peacefully on January 18, 2020, Ken passed away at the age of 91.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Doreen Catton in January 1999.
He is survived by his son Dean Catton; daughter Wendy Huppe; grandchildren, Sean Catton, Lisa Hart, Devin Catton, Dorian Catton and Harley Catton; as well as great-grandchildren and great-great-grand-children.
Ken was born in Winnipeg and spent his entire life there, except for 10 years in Dauphin, Manitoba. There he worked as a travelling salesman, taking him all over Manitoba, Saskatchewan and southwest Ontario. He worked for several companies before starting his own business in the early 1970s. One job he cherished most was representing Railway and Power Engineer Corporation. Calling on potash and other mines, as well as industrial accounts. He also worked in their aeronautical and defense division. Ken's business was taken over on his retirement by his son Dean, who greatly expanded the enterprise. Presently three grandchildren are thriving in the operations of Ken's company.
One of Ken's passions was aircraft and glider flying. Ken's flight training was in the R.C.A.F. In his 40 years of flying he owned three aircrafts and a glider. Ken was very proud of writing, and passing his Mensa papers in 1993. In retirement Ken enjoyed his many toys.
At Ken's request there will be no funeral service. A private family interment will take place at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations to your favourite charity would be welcome.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Our condolences on the passing of your father, grandfather, great grandfather. We hope the fond memories will help ease your loss. Fondly, Neil and Judy - Posted by: Judy and Neil Charach (Friend) on: Jan 27, 2020

  • The Sobering family lost a good friend today. Ken and his company helped our family when we needed advice on setting up our body shop and supplies. Our first and longest sponsor for the Automotive Scholarships have been the Catton family and we will make a donation to the fund in memory of him for all the kind things Ken and family did for our Industry. - Posted by: don sobering and family (friend) on: Jan 26, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. We met in Dauphin, where we both worked. Ken and Doreen became very good friends over the years back in Wpg. He will be missed. - Posted by: Gordon Schebek (Friend) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • Dean and Wendy we are very sorry to hear of Kens passing. - Posted by: Gerry and Carol Bochen (Cousin-inlaw) on: Jan 25, 2020

  • Ken was one of the first to help me in the start of my business, always professional, timely, and knowledgeable. I will remember his attention to detail, and appreciate the service from Cattons over many years. - Posted by: brian klym (Business) on: Jan 25, 2020

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