March 4, 1950 – January 31, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Ken Carry-Ward announces his passing on January 31, 2019. Ken was born in Radville, Sk to Thomas and Luella. He was raised in Mission, BC. He loved to help his grandad on the weekends on the farm and his granny in the kitchen. As a young man, Ken worked on tug boats and security in the lower mainland. He then started a mining career that took him to Uranium City, Sk. His beautiful daughter Heather was born soon after. He eventually found his way to Campbell River in 1992. He met his dear wife Jan in 1994. Their first date was at the fishing pier and were married in 1997. He adored his family life, especially his daughter and took great honour in being a grandpa to Lily and Lennon. He worked at various places including at the Nystar Myra Falls mine for the last 13.5 years. Ken loved the outdoors; especially camping, fishing and mushroom picking with friends and family. He enjoyed world history and was always ready with a joke to make you smile. Ken served the most vulnerable in the cities he lived and most recently in Campbell River. Ken touched the lives of many people throughout his life and will be missed by his loving family. He will also be missed by his church family at Radiant Life Church, his buddies at Unifor local 3019, and many close friends. He has now gone to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Ken is survived by his loving wife Janet “Jan”, mother Luella “Lu” (Norm), daughter Heather (Dave), grandchildren Lily and Lennon, sisters Wanda (Frank), Cindy, Doreen (Carson), April, brothers Wayne, Rick, Brian, Dennis, brother in law Darcy (Satomi), and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Ken was predeceased by his grandad Frank and granny Nellie, father Thomas, and sister Karen.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Campbell River Baptist Church on Monday February 25, 2019 at 2 pm. 260 South Dogwood St. There will be a reception immediately following the service.
Thank you to the doctors and medical staff in Campbell River and Victoria who took such wonderful care of him.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA because Ken loved animals and knew how animals needed to be placed with loving families.