Born March 26, 1932 – Died May 11, 2014
Ken was born in Regina, SK but grew up in Lampman and Estevan. He lived most of his adult life in BC and returned to live in Saskatchewan just 2 years ago.
In May of 1957, he married Isabelle Doucette who was originally of Bapaume, Sk. They raised their children at a number of locations around B.C. finally settling in Terrace where he spent the rest of his working career as a photographer and sales person. Ken’s hobby of photography led him to running his own photo studio for a few years then he continued to shoot weddings and other occasions right up to when he moved out of Terrace. Ken also love woodworking and family members always wanted him to get their name for Christmas because he would always build them something special.
Keeping in touch was an obsession with him as throughout life he managed to keep in touch with numerous school friends and family, he had a definite interest in genealogy. Family gatherings were a great love of Ken’s and he would always make time to attend or organize them.
Laughter was a big part of his life; he loved a good joke and loved to joke around. His joking often had some lovingly inserted teasing in it and his kids and grandchildren loved this. Ken was also a long-term member of the Knights of Columbus having joined in the early sixties and remaining active until his physical health stopped him from doing so. He was a proud member of the 4th Degree and enjoyed attending their gatherings. Volunteering with the Knights was a big part of his life.
He is predeceased by his father, Charles Fuergutz; son, Brent Fuergutz; granddaughter, Kalisha Miller; and wife of 53 years, Isabelle. He is survived by his mother, Eva (Fieber) Fuergutz, his brother, Keith Fuergutz, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. BRENDA (Bob) Zurowski – Carrie Pelletier (Brian Brennan) – Michaella and Paige Collier; Rod (Bernadette) Pelletier – Eric and Alex; Adam Pelletier (Ashley Saulnier); Paul (Tran) Pelletier – Skylar Derksen, Dallas and Ryan; Mark (Jessica) Pelletier – Aiden and Seth; Becca Pelletier (Todd McIsaac) – Marshall McIsaac, Tara (BRENT) Woo – Caleb Fuergutz – Quinn and Auryn; Josh (Lisa) Fuergutz – Sophia. ROXANA (John) Vienneau – Grace (Graeme) Peters – Hannah, Malachi, Declan and Abigail; Josiah (Laura) Vienneau; Alden (Brittney) Vienneau; Michael Vienneau; Ian Vienneau; Dominic Vienneau. JANIS (Dean) Dale – Jared and Aaron Heise. KENT (Chrissy) Fuergutz – Ethan. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Battlefords District Care Center and Dr. Bezuidenhout for the loving care Ken received throughout his illnesses.
A memorial mass will be held on August 14th at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Terrace, BC with Rev. Father Terry Brock presiding.
Donations in his memory can be made to the Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation, 214 Avenue M South, Saskatoon, SK S7M 2K4.