Kenneth James Dimock of Trail passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on June 27, 2014. He was born in Trail, B.C. on February 3, 1930, the youngest of three brothers.
Ken lived his whole life in Trail and only called two places “home”. He grew up with his parents and brothers on Topping Street and then, with a family of his own, moved in to the subdivision of Glenmerry. He attended Central Elementary School and Trail Tadanac High School. During his final year of high school he met Gill Reay at the badminton club and in 1954 they were married. Shortly after graduation in 1949 he began work at Cominco and spent the next 39 years there until his retirement in 1989.
Ken had many loves in his life. Besides his loving wife Gill, he also loved the city of Kaslo where he spent many of his summers as a youth. He also had fond remembrances of Camp Koolaree and in his later years enjoyed going out to camp cleanup. Though because of his age he was not able to help with the heavy work he enjoyed just being there with all those memories. He also played fast pitch softball with both the Cominco League and Grow League and was MVP in 1952. Ken was an avid historian and spent much of his post-retirement time researching his family tree including travel across Canada and the United States to gather information. He also had a keen interest in the history of the City of Trail and was a member of the Trail Historical Society.
Ken was predeceased by his wife, Gill, his parents Richmond and Cora Dimock, his in-laws Walter and Elizabeth Reay, and his sister-in-laws Diane and Sylvia.
He is survived by his son Grant (Kathy) Dimock, daughter Joanne Dimock and his grandchildren, Kenneth and Christopher.
He is also survived by his brothers Barss Dimock and Bill (Jessie) Dimock and many nieces and nephews.
Ken was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. He has left us all with many wonderful memories and his stories, his passion for life and his laugh will be missed greatly. It was a great run here but it is time to join up with Mom.We love you now and forever.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:00 am at Trail United Church with Reverend Michael Hare, presiding. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Ken’s name can be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca or to the Trail Historical Society at PO Box 405, Trail, BC, V1R 4L7.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca