June 5, 1931 – July 21, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth Douglas Davis. Ken will be forever remembered by family and dear friends. He is survived by his daughter-in-law (Carmen), his grandchildren (Jordon, Laura, Andy, Mitchell), great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ken is predeceased by his parents, Tom and Dorothy, his wife Beryl, his sons Tom and Doug, his brothers Don and Wiggy, his sister Dorothy, and nephew Donald Hunt. It brings us peace knowing that they will all be together again.
Ken was born on June 5th, 1931. He attended school in Rossland and worked for the Department of Highways for over 30 years – retiring as the mechanical shop foreman. On March 7th, 1953, he married the love of his life, Beryl. Together, they raised their two boys in Rossland.
Ken was a gifted athlete. He played ball growing up, then turned his attention to hockey and Lacrosse. Ken played forward for the Famous Rossland Redmen Team from 1953 – 57. Together with his two boys, Ken learned to downhill ski, water ski, cross country ski and snowshoe. Many fun summers were spent at the family cottage on Christina Lake.
Following his retirement from the Department of Highways, Ken enjoyed fine woodworking. He made numerous wooden deer ornaments at Christmas, whirly birds and animals for neighbours, friends, and his grandchildren.
Spending his entire life in Rossland, Ken’s knowledge of the people and history of the area was second to none. He had an amazing memory and was always happy to entertain by sharing stories of days gone by.
A Celebration of Ken’s life will be held on Thursday, August 19th at 1 pm at the Prestige Mountain Resort, Rossland with Gwen Ziprick, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation ServicesTM has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Due to Covid Restrictions,there are limitations on attendance and it needs to be monitored. Please contact Jordon Davis by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone/text: 250-304- 7441 if you wish to attend.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in memory of Kenneth Davis to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca
The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all the doctors, nurses, caregivers and support staff at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Columbia View Lodge and Poplar Ridge Pavilion.
Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services
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