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Born: Mar 27, 1943

Date of Passing: Mar 13, 2000

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ARTHUR KENNETH (KEN) TJADEN It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden death of Ken Tjaden at his home on March 13, 2000. Left to mourn his death are his beloved wife Marlene; his daughter Lynda (David Moll) and their children, Graham and Dylan of Winnipeg; his daughter Tracy of Winnipeg; his daughter Brenda (Mark Lepp) of Sperling; his sister Helen Stewart of California, her children, Jim, Doug and Cameron and their families; his sister Mona Bilton (Randy) of Winnipeg, their children, Bill, Ron and Cathy and their families; his brother Bob Tjaden (Marguerite) of Armstrong, B.C. and their children, Joanne, Janice and Ted and their families; his sister-in-law Dorothy Tjaden of Winnipeg, her children, Dianna, Shauna, Kevin and Lisa and their families; his brother Bill Tjaden (Isabelle) of Sperling and their daughter Karen and her family; his mother-in-law Winnie Duvenaud of Sperling; his sister-in-law Lorraine Hand (Chip), Ian, Erin and Kelly; his brother-in-law John (Mac) Duvenaud of Winnipeg and his sons, David and Steven. Ken was predeceased by his parents, John and Anna Tjaden; his brother Jim Tjaden and his niece Susan (Sue) Tjaden. Ken was born on March 27, 1943 and raised in Sperling, the youngest of six. He attended school in Sperling and graduated from agriculture from the University of Manitoba. Ken worked for Feed Rite until he and Marlene moved to Sperling to farm and raise their family. Agriculture was always an important part of Kens life whether he was actively farming or providing support to the industry through his devoted work with various other farm organizations. Ken served as a trustee and then chairman of Midland School Division, he was a member of the Manitoba Egg Producers Marketing Board, he was active with Keystone Agricultural Producers and from 1990 to 1995, Ken was Chairman of the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency. Following that we worked for A&M Soil and in recent years, as Executive Manager of the Manitoba Pulse Growers Association. Ken always enjoyed sports. From baseball with the Sperling Spinners to hockey with the Carman Beavers, he loved the challenge and lasting friendships that were part of the game. In recent years, his favourite sports were curling and golfing. He recently completed a term as president of the Carman Golf Club. He shared the gift of sportsmanship with everyone who played on a team with him or learned from him. Ken enjoyed travelling. Whether sailing in the Caribbean or driving through the Scottish Highlands, Ken was always an excellent travel companion. His family will always treasure their recent holiday in Hawaii. We love you and will miss you, but we will always treasure the special memories we have of our time together. We carry the gifts you shared with us and the example of a life characterized by integrity, wisdom, good humour, common sense, friendship and a strong commitment to family and community. A memorial service will be held at the Carman United Church on Saturday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends wish, donations can be made to the Carman United Church Building Fund.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 17, 2000

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