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Born: Jul 26, 1947

Date of Passing: Feb 12, 2004

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KENNETH NORMAN CHAMBERS Ken passed away suddenly with his neighbour and friend Bonnie McQueen by his side in St. Lupicin, MB on February 12, 2004. Born in Kingston, ON July 26, 1947 into a military family, Ken had the opportunity to live in many different places including England, Ottawa, and finally Winnipeg. As a young man he made a life-changing journey to India. Ken chose to live out the last half of his life in the heart of the St. Lupicin community. Devastated by their loss, he leaves to mourn his daughter Kareen, her mother Kris; mother and stepfather Eileen and Jim McCarron; sisters, Noreen and Laurie; brother-in-law Norm Beebe and his son Jed and daughter Sam, niece Donna Besaw and great-niece Kylie, nephew Geoff Meehan, loving partner Anne Strock and family, "critters" Amos and Skeezie, much loved members of the St. Lupicin community and many many friends. Ken was predeceased by his father Norman, sister Vicki and many cherished friends. Ken was a man of many gifts and talents. For over 20 years he was an artist of note who impressed and delighted many with his antler carvings and jewellery known as White Trash Whittlin. He owned and operated the St. Lupicin Craft Gallery for 22 years and with the collaboration of his artisan friends, turned the village of St. Lupicin into a landmark for Manitobas finest artistic talent. Kens family is not alone in their grief as Kens circle of friends and acquaintances reached far and wide. He touched many lives as manager of the Ting Tea Room, as counsellor at Klinic and most recently as community activist. His home was always open for coffee and conversation as well as the weekly poker game. He was a man who lived his life on his own terms, to his own music and sense of humour. His life was always rich in kindness to others. He was the best dad in the whole world. A wake will take place in Kens memory, Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Altamont Community Hall located five miles south of St. Lupicin. Potluck. Direction signs will be posted between St. Lupicin and Altamont. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Kens name to: Hogwatch, 2 - 70 Albert St., Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E7.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 21, 2004

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • The Ting restaurant came to mind today, and it took me back to Ken's remarkable ability to bring magic to Winnipeg, as a young girl a visit to Laurie's older brother's Ting was a delight I still miss today, adventure in music and song! - Posted by: Susan Guindon (friend of Ken's sister Laurie) on: Jun 18, 2012

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