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  1. Barbie Melvin
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    Dear Donna and family It was should a shock to hear of Ken’s passing! We could hardly believe it as we didn’t know he was so sick ! He was a gentle soul and so full of the Spirit . Christ like in every way. You will miss him terribly but we know God will give you strength one day at a time and his comfort. Our thoughts go your way so often and we send you our love Dennis and Barbie Melvin

  2. Rick Walters
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    My deepest condolences to the family, a huge loss. Worked with Ken @ lotteries for many years and he was an excellent mentor.

  3. Trish and Berk
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    Donna and family Our love and condolences go out to you all. Ken was a very special person and made the world a better place. Am here for you Donna. oxoxoxo

  4. Jan Hanna
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    Dear Donna and family,
    I am so truly sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. I will always remember his sweet sweet smile and gentleness, he was a wonderful man. You’re family is truly blessed to have him as part of their lives and all the wonderful memories you created together. Growing up as your neighbor was like a second home for us kids we had so much fun, the cookouts, ballgames, potlucks… It was nice to see pictures of your mom in your memory video, and my mom and dad on the stairs at your wedding.
    xoxo

  5. Trish Mast
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    I’m glad I had the privilege to meet Donna and Ken numerous times in the last few years and spend a week with them in the Caribbean a few years back. He certainly was a kind, gentle, man with a beautiful spirit of Christ.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Donna, Lisa, Darryl, Alan and their families at this difficult time of sorrow and joy interwoven.

  6. Wilf and Bernice Stroud
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    Many memories when with Dennis Einboden we were with the family at Climax in 1963-64. Grandpa Herman fixed my watch after playing bear with the kids. I was the bear chasing them on hands and feet when I kicked the face of my watch and broke the crystal. Wonderful to see the children periodically as they grew up.
    Thanks, Donna, for being a wonderful wife to Ken. Enjoyed meeting with you and Ken here in Calgary a few times. Our deepest sympathy in your loss.

  7. Brian & Heather MacCallum
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    Very sorry to hear of one of our faithfull friends passing in BC. I have to say I ddn”t know Ken & Donna very well
    when I lived in Winnipeg in “78 and “79 for only a year. However his testimony has rung true and our condolences to all the family from NB at this time.

  8. Erin Stewart
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    Donna, Lisa, Darryl and Alan, my deepest condolences on Ken’s passing. I remember the family gatherings at Aunt Margaret and Uncle Bob’s, Ken and my dad had such a nice connection and would geek out on computer talk 🙂 He was such a lovely, caring, sweet man, my best wishes to you all in this difficult time.

  9. Anonymous
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    Dear Donna and family….thinking of you all today, and sending sympathy and caring. Love Margaret LeVasseur and Norbert Grice.

  10. Maurice & Lois Baker
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    Dear Donna & Families….Our sincere sympathy on the passing of Ken. We always appreciated his beautiful Spirit. May the sweet and gentle reminders of his life and love be your comfort now and always…..Sending our deepest condolences…

  11. Gordie & Grace Wood
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    Dear Donna & family…you all are so much in our thoughts these days. Such a deep loss for you all, but thankful we have a faithful comforter. Love Gordie & Grace

  12. Robbins Lois
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    He was a prince, the son of the King. So sorry for your loss

  13. Shawn and Elma Melvin
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    Donna, Lisa , Darryl and Alan, our hearts truly go out to you all . Ken was definitely a wonderful man . Knew that from the first time we met him . What wonderful comfort knowing that there’s no doubt where he is . He’ll truly be missed by all .
    Sending you lots of love

  14. Brenda Burrell
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    So sorry for your loss, Donna.

  15. Frances Jordan
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    Thinking of the family in this time of sorrow. . Didn’t really know Ken other than by sight but remember that you came to my folks place for meeting in Sicamous for awhile. Obviously from what we heard today he had the Holy Spirit controlling his life. Lovely legacy for the family. We know that you will be comforted by the One who cares for us all.

  16. Janna Bentley
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    To the Kneesch Family,
    Sending you all love and comfort. The service was lovely and touching.
    Love,
    The Bentleys

  17. Carolyn and Verna Hughes
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    Donna and Family, and all of the Kneesch Family,
    What a lovely fitting tribute to Ken and his Heavenly Father. Our hearts go out to you today, with prayers for your continued comfort as the pain of your loss slowly fades and sweet memories remain.
    Love, Carolyn and Verna Hughes

  18. Garry and Aleta Priebe
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    A beautiful service. Thinking of you all with sympathy and care.

  19. Elaine Johnston
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    To the Kneesch Family,
    Thinking of each one of you with love and care.
    Elaine Johnston

  20. Kent and Irene Cielen
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    Donna, Lisa, Darryl and Alan, our deepest condolences on the passing your husband and dad. Ken was a very special person and an incredible technical mind. He was highly respected by his staff at Western Canada Lottery Corporation and all the external partners and contractors. I had the pleasure of being mentored by him. He taught all of us a lot about the electronic and computer engineering fields and life. Ken will be missed for his inspiration and kindness. His deep faith was a special characteristic of Ken. I am sure he is watching over us now with his warm smile for all of us. Take care, Kent and Irene Cielen and Family…

  21. Roger and Val Parsonage
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    Donna and family,

    Thinking of you all with the news of Ken’s passing. Sending our love and care.

  22. Angus + Marj
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    Dear Donna and family – Our thoughts are with you so much these past few days. We have been talking about Ken a lot. How we felt calm in his presence. We loved his spirit. We appreciated Ken”s computer skills. It was our special privilege to know Ken even a little, compared to his family who will miss him so dearly. We pray you will know peace and comfort in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Love Angus & Marj

  23. Carson and Katherine
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    Donna, it is so hard to take in that Ken has passed on. May you and your family know of God’s comfort these days of sorrow. We will always remember his quiet gentle way. Much love and sincere sympathy to you all.

  24. Les & Susan Olson
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    Sending much love and prayers to you Donna and family. Sincere condolences to the entire Kneesch family.
    We find comfort in knowing that Ken has gone on to a great reward.

  25. Alfred and June Hormann
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    We are so sorry to learn of Ken’s passing. His life and quiet, gentle manner were much appreciated. We have good memories of times together with your family. Our thoughts, love, and care reach out to you in this difficult experience.

  26. Greg & Amanda Howden
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    Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. So thankful we have had the privilege to spend some time getting to know Ken. Sending you our deepest condolences.

  27. Bonny Hampson
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    Our sincere sympathy on the passing of Ken. We remember the days when you lived in Winnipeg & want you to know how much we appreciated your fellowship & love. Ken was an inspiration to us all in his quiet manner. Take care & know that you are in our prayers Keep looking ahead to be e,couraged. Love & care, Bonny & Kelvin Hampson

  28. Charlotte Blanchard
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    I’m just sending lots of love and comfort to you Donna and your whole family… what a sudden turn in life for new adjustments..

  29. Kerry and Joyce Nesvog & family
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    Dear Donna and family.
    Sending you all our deepest condolences.
    We were so privileged to meet with you and ken. Very special couple. We Always loved kens beautiful spirit, and humbleness., encouraging testimonies.. ken will be so greatly missed.
    Thinking of you all so much these days . Sending you much love and prayers .

  30. Jacqueline Malic
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    Dear Donna and family, our hearts go out to you all. I am thankful for the wonderful memories I have of time spent with you and Ken while you lived her in Manitoba and enjoyed my visits with you folks in Salmon Arm. Kens gentle, kind spirit was always such an encouragement to me. Much love Glenn & Jacqueline Malic

  31. Betty Shorland
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    Dear Folks, I know there is nothing I can say to help your grieving, but God can!
    Just wanted to let you know I care!

  32. Marilyn & Hugh
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    Our sincere sympathy to the Kneesch family in the passing of Ken

  33. Tim
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    I would like to pass on my sincere condolences to Ken’s family. Having been able to have Ken work on our computers either in the office or remotely, you could see and hear his smile. It was a pleasure getting to know him. He will be greatly missed by his family. God must of had some IT problems that he needed Ken to solve.
    He will be missed by all.

  34. Lena Odie
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    Donna, Rob & Lisa and family, we are so sad to hear of the loss of Ken. Donna, your home is always a home away from home and was welcoming for my short stays with Lisa while in the area. I loved staying with you and enjoyed Ken sharing his latest tinkering, cutting glass bottles for making drinking glasses and showing his neat inventions! Praying for the peace of God to fill your hearts and comfort you all at this time and as time goes on.
    Much love and prayers, ~ Lena and family

  35. Kerrie Hale
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    I’m so very sorry to hear about your Dad, Darryl. I’m sure he was a wonderful person. Sounds a lot like you, in fact!
    Kerrie

  36. Mark and Debbie
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    While we mourn the loss of a friend, we take comfort in understanding Ken has entered into a joy that surpasses any joys available on earth.

  37. Pat Letkemann
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    Dear Donna & family,
    I was saddened to hear of Ken’s passing.
    He was a kind, gentle, Godly man & will be sorely missed..
    Much love,.
    Pat

  38. Jaylin Hunt
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    Donna and family-
    I am so sorry for your loss. From the short time I knew Ken he was the kindest, soft spoken and tender hearted man and I know he will be incredibly missed by so many!
    My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

    -Jaylin

  39. Georges Merjaneh
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    Our sincere condolences to his wife and children and close family for this great loss we have never met Kenneth but knowing very well his brother lloyd met him first in Lebanon and then in Jordan later on July 2019 I got the privilege to operat his knee for total replacement
    Our faith is that he is sleeping in a resting place waiting with peace the return of our Lord Jésus who took him because he was ready
    with love in Him Georges and Agnès

  40. Gloria and Dale
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    Thinking off you all in this difficult time ❤️
    We have many fond memories from our younger years in Winnipeg, to spending special times with you in Salmon Arm.
    Sending hugs 💕Dale and Gloria Purves and family

  41. Sharon & Sandra
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    We’re so glad to have known Ken, Donna & family in their Winnipeg days and more recent visits to their BC home … the “Kneeschs” are remembered often and fondly. Sharon often tells of times at your home with Auntie Karen. A husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend will be truly missed. With love, care and sympathy.

  42. Al Price
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    Ken was a true friend, sometimes wouldn’t see each other from one year to the next and he never changed. He will be sorely missed.

  43. Ed Cameron
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    I was lucky enough to have Ken as my first supervisor when I joined the WCLC IT team. I was able to connect with him when he was in Salmon Arm and again when he was in Kelowna. He was a good friend, a fellow of common sense and a relaxed guy. My condolences to his wife and family.

  44. Jim Kneesch
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    Patti and I were very saddened and shocked to hear that Ken has passed on. It is just not fair for a person to pass so young. He should have had many more years.

    We offer our sincere condolences to you and your family

  45. NARINDERPAL DHANJAL
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    My sincere condolences in the hearing of Ken’s passing way. Ken was a kind and inspiration person. My Fond memories of Ken as a supervisor at W.C.l.C. will always be with me as he always inspired me in my career.

  46. Donna
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    I am sorry to see Ken leave us all so soon, but very glad for the times we had with you both. Those many years we were able to meet Sunday morning together. The visits at Salmon Arm convention, special memories.

  47. Jonathan Kacki
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    I was lucky enough to have a chance to work with Ken in one of his IT jobs. He was always a gracious and pleasant person to work with. His calm demeaner, even in stressful circumstances, always gave me a sense of confidence in his abilities. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.

  48. Eric and Brenda Kilberg
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    Donna, so very sorry to hear of your incredible loss. Thinking of you all.
    Love and hugs, Eric and Brenda

  49. Valerie Veysey
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    Ken was kind, quiet, friendly, peaceful, faithful and much more to many. So sorry to all the family for the enormous loss and so thankful for Ken’s loving spirit, forever in our hearts.

  50. Bonnie and family
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    Donna our thoughts are with you Love you

  51. Bonnie Poss
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    Dear Donna and family. You all are very much in our hearts these days. It was quite a shock to hear of dear Ken’s passing. I appreciated what was mentioned in the obit that he was a humble man. I appreciated his gentle, kind, spirit. We are thankful that the Lord will be very near at this time. With Love & Care Bonnie Poss & Richard Poss

  52. Erin Haluschak
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    Lisa and the entire Kneesch family – I’m so sorry for your loss. Lisa: I recall your dad’s smile at your house a few blocks away while living in Winnipeg and he always made us feel so welcome in your home. I’m very glad you were able to be by his side. There is nothing like a daughter-father bond, and the love you shared is so evident. Take care of yourself and your family and use the incredible memories you have with your dad as a way to recall a wonderful life well lived. He will always watch over you 🙂

  53. Karen McChesney
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    Dear Donna and family,
    So many thoights go your way at this difficult time. We remember Ken as a kind man with a beautiful spirit and a smile on his face.
    Morris and Karen McChesney

  54. Sally Alexander
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    Many wonderful, warm memories flood my soul when I think of Ken & Donna & what they meant to us when they were in Wpg. I echo the statement in Ken’s obituary 100% … “his gentle spirit”. Our thoughts are with you, Donna, & family, so much …

  55. Dixon Joyce
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    Dear Donna and family,
    Feeling for you in your sudden loss. Ken’s faithful life will inspire you all to keep looking up and trusting God. Life at best is very brief..

    Glad you have each other. Family and friends mean a lot as you adjust.
    Love ❤️ Bryan and Joyce Dixon

  56. Urs Bruhin
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    Dear Donna,
    I’m sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I was fortunate to know this peaceful Men, always gentle and helpful. I will miss him. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  57. Orlyn and Lori Kostenuk
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    Hugs to you all. We didn’t really know Ken and Donna so much as Darryl and Annette (niece). Such a wonderful family. Ken will be missed, no doubt, but he is in the best hands now. Take care.

  58. Shelly Phillips
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    Dear Donna & family, so very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We have good memories of meeting with your family on Sunday mornings, and it was always so nice to connect with you more recently when we would visit the Interior. Sending our deepest sympathy. Steve & Shelly Phillips

  59. Susan and Don Carlson
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    We were so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We knew Ken and Donna very well and have good memories. He will be missed by his wife and children. But we can be glad that he lived his life for this day. Many thoughts go to the family.

  60. Sherry Stone
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    Dear Donna and family. I am thinking of you all and so sorry for your loss. Ken will be so missed by all who knew him. Take care and may God grant you help in this time of loss and pain.

  61. Len & Wendy
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    Your lives have touched ours in many ways. We have many memories of bygone days. We looked forward to bread he shared in Sun mtgs. His passing will leave such a loss in your family. We know comfort & strength will come from God. His faithfulness will inspire Us to be faithful too, till the journeys end.. Much Love. Len & Wendy

  62. Roxie Wilde
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    So sorry. We appreciated the time the two Kneesch families lived here in Winnipeg and we enjoyed lovely fellowship with Ken and Donna and family. Sending sympathy to all the family as he will be missed.

  63. Sharon (Olson) Korzeniowski
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    Dear Donna and family,
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of Ken. He was such a good person and feel very privileged to have known him. Sincere condolences.

  64. Wendy Murdoch
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    Dear Donna.
    Shocking news to hear of Ken’s sudden illness. He was a good man and will be sorely missed. I will be thinking of you and will reach out at a less frantic time. I’m so sorry that you are going through this. My love to the entire family. Love Wendy. Jan sends hetr love as well.

  65. Irene McDonald
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    Dearest Donna and family. Our sincere condolences in the loss of your husband Ken. I have such special memories of our days in Alberta and Winnipeg. Our hearts are with you all.

  66. Elaine Bashforth
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    Just thinking of you all SO much. A very hard experience. It’s wonderful to think of the love he had for God and truth which brings comfort.
    Many good memories of Winnipeg days. Sending my love. Elaine Bashforth

  67. Dwayne & Tracey
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    Condolences to all the Kneesch family. Fond memories of Ken from his time in Winnipeg.

  68. Karen Humphries
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    Dear Donna and family we all will miss Ken but his influence will always be remembered..
    Don’t ever be afraid to reach out when you feel the need to talk
    Love Karen Paula and Gordon Humphries

  69. Marci and Brad
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    Dear Donna. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. We mourn the loss of a wonderful friend. A very kind and patient man. Hugs. From Brad and Marci

  70. Howard & Karen Roehle
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    Sending our love & sympathy to Donna & all the family. You are fondly remembered for your love for God, your faithful steady influence over many years! May you find strength & comfort & peace in these difficult
    days.
    With our love,
    Howard & Karen Roehle

  71. Denise Newman
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    Dear Donna and family. Surely thinking of you in your loss. I have very special memories of all my times spent with the Kneesch family over the years. Our love to you all. Ralph and Denise Newman

  72. Ernie & Sue Falat
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    It has been a privilege knowing Ken and Donna these past years.. Our condolences to Donna and the family..

  73. Bernard & Ruth Hall
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    Donna, & the whole Kneesch family, I loved that man too but we remember your family that will miss Ken so much. We are assured that his very faithful life will be a comfort to you all. Our love & sympathy in Him, Bernard & Ruth Hall

  74. Dale Geck
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    Sorry for your loss

  75. Bruce and Bev Nelson
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    Thinking of your family so much at this time

  76. Rosalie and Bob Harper
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    Our Dear Donna and Family
    We are so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing! We have wonderful memories of you all as young people and years after. Our love is with you!
    Bob and Rosalie

  77. Lynda J
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    Dear Donna, Lisa, Darryl, Alan and all of Ken’s loved ones. My heart is with you all. Ken was always a kind, thoughtful gentleman and I know you will all miss him terribly. So gratef for his quiet example and all of the sweet memories of time with your family in Wpg. With love & sympathy ~ Lynda

  78. Kathryn Cutler
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    Feel a very deep loss of a dear brother and friend. He was so much like our master bearing those most precious fruits and had such a genuine humble spirit. Our loss is Heavens gain 💝

  79. Fritz & Joyce Buechi
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    Dear Friends: We are so very sorry & saddened to read this notice – as we haven’t been ‘in touch’ for some time! Thankfully our Father in Heaven has been ‘in touch’ all the time! We pray He will send you more comfort & courage for future days
    With Love & prayers
    Fritz & Joyce Buechi

  80. Heather Christman
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    Ken was so kind, loving, gentle and always helpful. He helped me with my IPad , as I surely needed his expertise.. I loved hearing him play his violin, he picked my Mom’s favourite hymn. Just so loving to all, so proud of his grandchildren and children.. Will be grateful for being his friend/cousin.

  81. Ellen Ross Waddell
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    We have great memories of time at Climax with Herman and Pearl Kneesch’s family when we were children. Sending love and our condolences to Donna and your family in the passing of Ken.
    Ellen (Ross) Waddell

  82. Marie Lewis
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    Dear Donna, Lisa Darryl, and Allan.
    Your dad was a wonderful man. He was kind and witty and gentle. Gone too soon but then we can’t question God’s timing.
    You will have many wonderful memories and may they sustain you in the days ahead.

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