Peacefully surrounded by his family at Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in Orillia on Friday afternoon, March 20, 2020 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of 70 years and best friend of Dorothy Wilson (nee Playford). Loving father of Paul (Kim), Debbie (Ed McCallum), John (Marilou Mizzan) and Tracey. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Lauren (Chris W.), Adam (Ashley), Jeff (Jessica), Hilary (Ryan), Andrea, Courtney (Monte), Brett (Lauren), Holly (Pablo), Michael (Laura), Ryan (Joanne), Shawn (Alex), Lyndsey, Andy, Carter and by his twenty seven great grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Donald.
Ken moved to Haliburton in 1962 and worked as Manager of the Bank of Montreal. In 1969, he left the bank after 23 years and became part owner of Haliburton Lumber until he retired in 1989. He had a great love of sports and was an accomplished hockey player and coached for many years. He also enjoyed baseball, fishing and hunting.
Ken was a very generous volunteer and served many years on the Haliburton Hospital Board and the Haliburton County Development Corporation. He was Past President of the Haliburton Rotary Club and served as Treasurer of Haliburton United Church, and local chapters of Victorian Order Of Nurses (VON) and the Salvation Army.
Visitation, Celebration Of Life & Reception
A Celebration of Ken’s life will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation or the Haliburton Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the HALIBURTON COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME 13523 Hwy. #118, Haliburton, Ontario (705) 457-9209.
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