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Date of Passing: Mar 02, 2023

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Kenneth Pritchard on March 2, 2023. As quietly as he walked through life, he left peacefully the same way with his wife of 45 years, Valerie by his side.
Ken will be lovingly remembered by his wife Valerie; sons, Tyler (Rebecca) and Matthew (Kristen); and five grandchildren, Maggie, Charlee, Devon, Selina, and Liam. Also left to mourn are his brothers, Les (Joanne) and Norm (Melanie); and nieces and nephews.
Dad worked in the heavy construction industry for over 50 years. He owned his own business until his retirement in 2021. Dad was extremely hard working and worked long hours to provide for his family. Dad would stop what he was doing to enjoy a bonfire with his wife or family in his yard or while camping. Dad was extremely handy and spent many hours with his sons fixing or working on things around the house and yard. Dad and Mom had recently purchased a fifth wheel and spent much of the past two summers enjoying campgrounds across Manitoba. Dad also loved travelling to Mexico with his wife and watching a good curling game on TV.
Dad's fight with cancer was brief, and we are thankful he is at peace. We thought we had more time and shouldn't have trusted it so much.

We miss you.

With respect to Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 04, 2023

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • So sorry Val & Family, we enjoyed lots of coffee and stories at camps with Ken. I enjoyed his straight forward attitude and his sense of humor. We will miss him. Ken & Wendy Loney - Posted by: Ken & Wendy Loney (Friend) on: Mar 28, 2023

  • Val and Family , I’m so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. He was such a kind and lovely man. Sending hugs and deepest condolences to all of you. - Posted by: Aleda Sloane (Friend) on: Mar 09, 2023

  • Dear Valerie and the Pritchard sorry to see that Ken passed away! It's evident that he touched alot of lives along the way. Sending our heartfelt and deepest sympathy at this very sad and difficult time. Lynda Ruban staff & friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda D Ruban (staff) on: Mar 09, 2023

  • Val & family, so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing, he was taken far too soon. Sending you all our love as you navigate the days ahead. Hope to see you again soon Val. Love Andrea (Yost), Ian & family - Posted by: Andrea Ahvenniemi (Friend) on: Mar 08, 2023

  • Val and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. - Posted by: Kathy Yost (friend) on: Mar 08, 2023

  • Sending our deepest condolences to Val & family. Ken was a great man and true friend. Always enjoyed working along side him at MLC. - Posted by: Murray & Debbie Bruce (Friend) on: Mar 07, 2023

  • Truly a gentle person that I was fortunate to meet and serve over many years. Marion and I send our condolences to you Val, and your family. - Posted by: Harry Fast (client/friend) on: Mar 05, 2023

  • My deepest sympathy to Val and family. Cherish all the precious memories and hold them close as Ken will always be a part of your heart. Thinking of you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Doug De Graeve (friend) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • We’re stunned at this sad news. We have been neighbours with Ken and Val and family for 35 years. So sorry for your loss….big hugs from us. Bruce, Enza Bell. Val let us know if there’s anything we can do to help you - Posted by: Bruce and Enza Bell (Neighbours/ friends.) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ken. We were neighbors for 27 years and we couldn't have asked or picked better. Ken was always there to help in giving advice or a helping hand. Ken and Don went thru the flood of 97 together along with our other neighbors helping each other out until flood was over. To show the kind of man he was, Ken had people he counted on to build the sand bag dike around his home while he was out in his truck hauling sand for his neighbors, always there to help others. We were privileged to have him as our friend and neighbor. Rest in peace Ken All of our love to you Val, Tyler, Matt and your family - Posted by: Don & Elaine Moreau (Neighbours for 27 years) on: Mar 04, 2023

  • Val and family, We're so sorry to hear about your loss. We have known Ken for many years and he will be sorely missed. Jim & Elsie - Posted by: Jim Jorgensen (Friend) on: Mar 04, 2023

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