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Born: Mar 05, 1927

Date of Passing: Dec 31, 2020

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March 5, 1927 - December 31, 2020

Peacefully on December 31, 2020, at the Health Sciences Centre Women's Hospital, Ken passed away with family at his side.
Ken is lovingly remembered by his daughter Barb; son Rob (Carolyn); grandchildren, Tegan (Emanuel) Somerville, Vieira and Chelsea; many nieces, nephews, and extended family wannabees.
Ken was born in Winnipeg on March 5, 1927; son of Lee and Myrtle Somerville. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Laura Somerville; his parents; sister and brother-in-law Eleanor (Jim) Hunter; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Morley (Helen Fahlman) Stevenson, Jay (Bill) Whitwell, and Grace Stevenson; nephew Doug Whitwell; and great-niece Sarah Wilkins.
Ken attended school in Union Point, MB, St. Thomas, ON, and graduated from Daniel McIntyre, Cooper Institute and SICA in Winnipeg. Ken's RIA (now CPA) career began with the Hudson's Bay Fur Trade, McCabe Grain Co., Benjamin Bros. Limited, and he retired from K.A. Powell Canada|Kenwal Ltd.
Ken and Laura enjoyed time spent together whether it was going for drives and walks around Manitoba, playing tennis, ski-dooing, downhill skiing in the mountains, or going on various cruises and family trips. Mostly they loved time spent with family and close friends; especially time with their adored granddaughters. Ken delighted in our frequent family get-togethers, and took pleasure in family vacations to Vancouver, Banff and Disneyworld. Ken enjoyed life; he was kind, generous, and had a great sense of humour; he was known for his unexpected funny sarcastic comments.

Saying goodbye isn't easy Dad; you
are already greatly missed by your
family, and all those whose lives
you touched. Love you always.

A special heartfelt thank you to the wonderful WRHA Home Care people that took such great care of Ken. The kindness and support you each provided Dad over the years is deeply appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, should friends so desire, donations in Ken's memory to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation would be appreciated.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Sending our condolences from the Cook family, - Posted by: Ian Cook (Cousin) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • I will remember Mr. Somerville for his quiet strength, his character and integrity, his kindness and generosity, his dry sense of humour, and for his deep love for his family, which included his beloved kitties My deepest condolences to Rob and Carolyn, Tegan and Chelsea, Barb, and the rest of Ken's family. May they take comfort in knowing that Ken and Laura are together again. - Posted by: Jim Head (Long Time Friend of Rob and Carolyn) on: Jan 09, 2021

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