Kenneth James Baines

Kenneth James Baines

May 26, 1929-March 1, 2012

Ken was born in Trail, BC and spent summers on the Arrow Lakes where he learned and mastered fly fishing. He enjoyed spending time in the mountains; photographing scenery, hiking and cross-country skiing. He also loved boating with his family on Kootenay Lake, waiting patiently for the elusive “ Big One”. Ken worked as a mechanic his entire life. His patience was shown by the number of apprentices he encouraged. His greatest love was his family and spending time with them.

Ken married Donna Davies in 1955 and they had a son Kim and a daughter Diane. In 1986 Ken and Donna moved to Edgewater to be closer to their children and so Ken could work as a mechanic in Kootenay National Park. After retiring in 1994, he could often be found sitting under the apple trees in the yard, reading a book and smoking his pipe.

Ken leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Donna, his son Kim (Sharon) of Edgewater, and daughter Diane (Ren) of Golden, beloved grandchildren, Ryan, Chantal, Kaitlyn, Crystal, Shannon, Ian and Graham, sister Jacqueline (Laurie), brothers Winston (Ginger), and Bev, brothers-in-laws, Ron (Tess), Alan (Maryanne), Edward (Deyanne) and Brian. He was predeceased by his brother Dennis.

Ken requested that there be no funeral. The family will get together later in the summer to spread his ashes on Kootenay Lake. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

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