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Born: Feb 03, 1941

Date of Passing: Nov 27, 2020

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February 3, 1941 - November 27, 2020

Ken (Poppa) passed away on November 27, 2020, at the Holy Family Nursing Home in Winnipeg with his family at his side, after a short battle with COVID-19. Dad (Poppa) was born on the family farm in Clarkleigh, MB to Bill and Clara Foster. His family later moved to Lundar, MB where he met and married the love of his life, Sharon Taylor in 1963 and together they raised their family.
Dad started his trucking career while working for his family gravel contracting business - Foster Trucking. During the winter months, he filled his time by working for Sigfusson's, hauling on the winter roads. Dad went on to create K Foster Trucking, hauling all over Manitoba.
In his younger years, Dad was an avid hockey player and loved to curl. He was a member of the Lundar Chapter of the BPOE (Elks). He was a strong supporter of their community work - operation of the Lundar Community Hall and the Annual Goose Shoot. He enjoyed spending time with his father restoring classic cars. He always looked forward to shining up the cars for the annual Lundar parade where received many awards. Dad took pride in being part of one of Lundar's boy bands - the 1940s Playboys. Dad enjoyed playing guitar and all the time spent jamming with his family and friends. He looked forward to the Friday night fish fries in Daddy Bill's shop, spending time at the beach and Sunday pancakes at Amma and Daddy Bill's. Dad and Mom's home was always an "open door" home. Together, they took pride in having friends and family gather at their home. Mom always filled the table with food and Dad was first to pull up his chair!
Dad is survived by son Brad; daughters, Shaunna (Richard), Kimberley, Kendra (Steve), Sharona (Kevin); and son-in-law Aldo. He is also survived by grandchildren, Tyler (Angela), Tracey (Ricky), Ricky, Nicco (Keshia), Holly (Tyson), Ben, Gabrielle, Stefano, Taylor, Jordan (Samantha), Shayne, Tessa, Iris, Nevaeh, Zane, Devontey, Alexis and Jayden; and great-grandchildren, Mattea, Alex, Abel, Nova-Rae and Brooklyn. He is also survived by brother Lorne (Lue); and sisters, Lorraine (Bob) Morsette, and Bev (Wayne) Page; along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Sharon, daughter Charmaine Foster Lisi, granddaughter Samara; his father Bill, his mother Clara, sister Kristine and his brother Albert.
Cremation has taken place and due to COVID-19, a private burial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the K9 Advocates Manitoba, 107 Allenby Crescent, Winnipeg, MB R2C 3J3 or a charity of one's choice.
To the Holy Family Nursing Home, we thank you so much for the wonderful care you provided to our Dad. A special thank you to Cecile and Jayson from Holy Family, your dedication to our dad will never be forgotten. A special thank you to Roni and Lex for being with Dad when the rest of us couldn't.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • My condolences to you, Sharona! Keep your Dad in your heart, and in your mind during the Christmas holiday. When you do that, he is there with you. Take care! - Posted by: Fred Chartrand (Friend) on: Dec 01, 2021

  • Sorry for the late condolences. I didnt know Ken all that well, but he and my mom were quite close. we had visited him a few times while he stayed at the Eriksdale nursing home. The way his face lit up when he saw her and the smile on his face. Of the times that I did see Ken when he had come into the city. He was great always happy and his laugh- I can still hear it when I think of him. :) Again the world lost another great one. My mom misses him dearly and has for a long time. - Posted by: Stephanie McLaughlin (Lynn) (Close Friend) on: Feb 25, 2021

  • My condolences to the Foster Family on losing a real good guy. Being brought up on our farm just a few miles from the Foster Farm in the Clarkleigh district, I remember fondly our very young years playing together with make belief farm machinery [made by his dad, Bill]. Ken was always outgoing and jovial. I sort of lost track of Ken when I left the district in 1956 but had the opportunity to visit him along with my brother Winston, within the past couple years. Even with his health challenges he was still the same guy, more concerned about his family then himself. - Posted by: Charles Backman (Family) on: Dec 03, 2020

  • My condolences to his entire family. - Posted by: Doug Olender (Cousin ) on: Dec 02, 2020

  • I would like to extend condolences to the family on behalf of the Gypsumville cousins. - Posted by: Kathy Rawluk (Cousin) on: Dec 02, 2020

  • Sincere Heartfelt Sympathy to All of Ken's Family ..from Janet Jundt & Family - Posted by: Janet Jundt (One who cares) on: Dec 02, 2020

  • Sending my condolences to the Foster family ...May he rest In peace. - Posted by: Marianne Fisher ( Muller ) (Friend ) on: Dec 01, 2020

  • I remember Ken's big smile and infectious laugh. The family get-togethers always included music and that meant Ken on the guitar. Good memories. Our sincere sympathy to the family. Our thoughts are with you. Marlene & Gerald Wylychenko - Posted by: Marlene (Byron) (cousin) on: Dec 01, 2020

  • So very sorry to hear the passing of Ken, have a lot of good memories of the family when I helped out during summer breaks from school. Great great families. Very musical and good neighbours to my parents. Hugs to all of you , thinking of you at this sad time.❤️❤️♥️🙏🏻🌈 - Posted by: Bena sly (Friend ) on: Dec 01, 2020

  • My sincere sympathy to all of you on the loss of Ken. I enjoyed many an evening sharing music and stories with Ken and Sharon. They were very good and helpful neighbours and welcomed us in every way when we came to Lundar so long ago. My heart is with all of you in your loss. sincere regards from Davvy Eyolfson - Posted by: Davilyn Eyolfson (Friend/Neighbour) on: Dec 01, 2020

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