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Born: Oct 15, 1955

Date of Passing: Sep 06, 2022

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October 15, 1955 - September 6, 2022

Ken passed away in the early evening of September 6, 2022, with some of his favourite people by his side.
Ken was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Laura Burr. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jeryl, his brother Ray (Barb), his sister Ada and his extended family of in-laws, nieces and nephews and many good friends.
Ken grew up in Charleswood and spent most of his career at Manitoba Hydro where he saw many changes in technology and made many friends.
Ken was lucky to have good, long time friends and they had many adventures on numerous motorcycle trips, from a "good ole boy" offering the loan of a gun, to very patient bar patrons trying to teach Ron to dance or having to stay in the "honeymoon suite". On their most recent trip Ken and Ron were pretty proud to get stopped for speeding and convincing the State Trooper to take their picture.
Ken was close with his nieces and nephews and had a special bond with his niece Cailyn. They were kindred spirits, they bonded over music and geeky movies, thrift shop excursions and art auctions. Working on house projects with Cailyn and her brother Will, gave him a great deal of pleasure and allowed him to indulge in his crazy perfectionism.
Ken also loved Ireland, after our first visit there, touring the country by motorcycle, we knew at some point we wanted to live there. Visiting Anna and John in Belfast was something we didn't do often enough, but when we were there we loved it. Ken loved seeing June and Harry and Faye was very pleased when June and Harry enjoyed playing with the physics cards he sent.
During our marriage we had many pet dogs, all very loved and missed. But when he retired Ken thought it was a good time to get a puppy and the cutest little Blue Heeler came into our lives. Ken and Alice were inseparable, learning to herd sheep and goats, doing agility and barn hunts, waiting in the truck while the "old guys" had breakfast, walking kilometers every day in the dog park, or enjoying time at the cottage. If Ken was there, Alice was happy. Like the rest of us, Alice is broken hearted.
Special thanks to Ron Price, Dave Collins, Ray and Barb, Kathy McIlroy, Anna, Will and Cailyn - all of your support and love have made the unbearable a little easier.
Service will be held at Thompson "In the Park", 1291 McGillvray Blvd. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 10, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I was so sorry to learn of Ken's passing, Geryl. Please accept my condolences - I will always remember Ken with great fondness. - Posted by: Marlene Zyluk (friend) on: Feb 01, 2023

  • Jery I was so sorry to hear about Ken. While I didn't know him personally I feel I knew him through you. My thoughts are with you. Take care Gerry - Posted by: Gerry Bennett (friend and colleagie) on: Sep 21, 2022

  • Although I havent seen Ken since childhood. my family and myself wish Jeryl and the rest of his family our condolances for his loss. Sincerley Judy . Jeff and Lisa from Courtenay BC. and Randy and family in Wpg. - Posted by: Judy Matwyko (First cousin.) on: Sep 11, 2022

  • To Jeryl. It,s True Sympathy and Understanding that my heart knows this unbearable time . With Ed,s passing in June, my thoughts are with you. Ed and I always enjoyed seeing Ken at the Hydro Dog Park and passing the time. He was always a Gentlemen. Take Care Shirley Thomas - Posted by: Shirley Thomas (friend) on: Sep 10, 2022

  • so sorry to read of Ken's passing. We had the pleasure of attending agility classes with Ken & Alice, and always enjoyed watching them work together. Our thoughts are with his family. - Posted by: Leslie/Dave Sydorchuk (dog acquaintance) on: Sep 10, 2022

  • Always got along well with Ken when we attended Hydro meetings. We were always the only 2 guys without ties. Good guy. Liked his Harley. - Posted by: `Ron Flook (co-worker) on: Sep 10, 2022

  • "So what's for lunch Kenny?" was heard almost every day at work because Ken knew the best Curry houses in the city and many ethnic restaurants that were sure to please (usually). ( Kenny had to sweat in order to call it a good curry.) Kenny was a brilliant man, knowledgable in a number of topics. At work, he was able to apply his computer skills to various Engineering applications in order to make them more accessible and more efficient. This skill was recognized with a reclassification of his position.. It must be noted Kenny held fast to the rule of honesty regardless of any situation and could always be trusted. I had occasion to lunch with Kenny and some of his friends in Winnipeg after I retired and moved to Victoria . I also still think back to the many times at work where our friendship developed. I hope there are motorcycles available where you are now, Kenny ...... Bon Voyage !!!!! - Posted by: Ray Molinski (co-worker, friend) on: Sep 10, 2022

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