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Born: Nov 06, 1946

Date of Passing: Aug 17, 2021

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Rivest on July 17, 2021.
Ken was born November 6, 1946 and lived his entire life in Winnipeg. He graduated from Churchill High School and attended the University of Manitoba and become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA). He continued with professional development throughout much of his life. He also studied law and agriculture at the U of M.
He was employed at United Grain Growers for 33 years and retired as Corporate Controller. Ken also served in both the Air Cadets and Reserve. He loved animals, had many pets over the years and enjoyed being out in nature and his own backyard.
Ken was predeceased by his parents, Gaston and Marguerite Rivest and his beloved wife and soulmate of 30 years, Barbara.
He will be missed by his friend Richard, who he knew through most of his life, also his friend Janet and his cousin Jacqueline.
At Ken's request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society or CancerCare Manitoba.
Cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.

Condolences may be left by visiting Ken's memorial page at

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 14, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Happy trails Ken. Peace at last. - Posted by: Orv. Richard (Friend and Co-Worker) on: Aug 21, 2021

  • Extending our deepest sympathy to family and friends on the passing of Ken Rivest. So very sorry to learn that he passed away. Wishing you all peace & comfort in the days ahead! Lynda Ruban staff & friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Aug 17, 2021

  • Ken, it was a pleasure getting to know you. Though we only met a handful of times through Janet, those meetings were enjoyed and nice. May you rest in peace. - Posted by: leah (friend) on: Aug 14, 2021

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