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Date of Passing: Nov 18, 1999

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KENNETH STANLEY BOCHEN Ken Bochen, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 18, 1999 at his home in St. Albert, AB at the age of 60 years. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 31 years, Sonja; daughter Leah and son-in-law Brad Tanner, daughter Laura and special friend Cory; his pride and joy, granddaughter Chantelle; brother Clifford and wife Eleanor; brothers-in-law, Jerry Dutchyshen and wife Sylvia, Tim Dutchyszen and wife Pat; nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Christopher Bochen, Jacquie (Dave) Bencharski and their children, Abbey and Mitchel, Ken Dutchyshen, Meagan and Mark Dutchyszen; as well as many special family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Helen Bochen. Ken was born on November 26, 1938 in Winnipeg, MB. Growing up, Ken excelled at football and played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1957 to 1959. He enjoyed a tremendous 27 year career with Molson Breweries. Upon his retirement in 1991, he dedicated much of his time to running his one child daycare, caring for his special princess Chantelle. Ken was an active member of the communities in which he lived, Dauphin, Winnipeg and St. Albert. He was a member of Vermillion Lodge No. 68, AF&AM Rabboni Chapter R.A.M. No. 7, Mount Carmel Preceptory No. 44, KT & KM, Kartum Shrine Temple, Winnipeg, and had served as President of the Dauphin and District Shrine Club. Ken was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. His most enoyable activities included curling with his brother Cliff at the West Kildonan Curling Club in Winnipeg, watching Leah and Laura participate in their many sporting ventures, watching nephew Christopher play football, and working on special handyman projects as part of the Ace Construction Crew. One of his fondest memories was watching Chantelle in her first dance recital at the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall. In July of this year, Ken moved to St. Albert, AB with Sonja and Chantelle to live with Leah and Brad. It was with fond and eager anticipation he looked forward to expanding his one child daycare to include his newest grandchild due in March, 2000. A memorial service and celebration of Kens life will be held on Thursday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. at Luxton, Winnipeg, with Rev. Taras Makowsky officiating. The service will conclude at the Chapel. Contributions in Kens memory may be made to a charity of ones choice or to the Childrens Hospital Research Foundation, 840 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1. Never say good-bye, so... Until we meet again... Cropo Funeral Chapel has care of the arrangements, 586-8044.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 23, 1999

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