August 28, 1948– December 15, 2015
Ken peacefully passed away on December 15, 2015 at the Campbell River Hospital with his family by his side.
Ken will be sadly missed by his daughter Jennifer Stoughton, sons Mike Stoughton and Kurt McDiarmid, son-in-law Corby McCartney, grandchildren Tyde and Ainzlee McCartney, nieces Teal Stoughton and Ashley Stoughton and previous wife Cathy Cassidy.
Ken was born in Vancouver, BC but spent his childhood growing up in Ontario. He joined the United States Marine Corp. at the age of 18 and served in the Vietnam War from 1968-1970. After returning to BC as a forestry technician, Ken then became a commercial floatplane pilot for Rainbow Air in Campbell River, BC. He then moved to Quadra Island where he resided for over 20 years and was a familiar face aboard the ferry where he finished his career for BC Ferries.
For those who had the privilege of meeting Ken, we will never forget his colorful personality. He touched so many people’s lives and was a true hero. He will be missed more then words can describe.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Ken at the Legion, 301 11th Avenue in Campbell River on January 16th from 1-4pm.