Ken, known affectionately as “Chick”, “Papa” and “The Chief” was born and raised in Rossland, as his father before him. His knowledge and his stories of Rossland, the mountains, mines and residents were endless.
He is survived by his wife Jean, sons Ken (Jill), Chris (Judy), Shawn (Celia), seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He spent his life loving the outdoors, his family and the Rossland area. He spent 35 years as a Customs Inspector working various ports, but always calling Paterson his home port.
He was a true gentleman, an incredible role model and earned the utmost respect, admiration and love of all his family and friends by simply being himself.
He passed away quietly with his immediate family beside him and the love of his life at his side until the end.
He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten. At his request there will be no service, but we hope he will be remembered by friends and family, over coffee and drinks, through the stories he loved. Anyone wishing to make a donation in his name can do so to the Rossland Historical Museum Society, P. O. Box 26, Rossland, B.C. V0G 1Y0 or to the charity of their choice.