Ken passed away in hospital, with family by his side, after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer. Ken will be greatly missed by his wife, Louella, his children: Derrick (Linda), Sandra (Paul), Jamie (Sue), and step son Joey (Candace). His mother, Eileen, his grandchildren: Laken, Haven, Shayla, Breanna, Constance, Kalem, Jade and Charlize, his sister, Lynn (Glen), his nephews: Alan (Jennifer), Jason (Sue), Justin (Michelle), niece Heather (Mike) and many more family and friends. Ken is predeceased by his father, Walter, his brother Garvin, and his brothers in law: Lloyd Genaille and Robert Doucet.
Ken was born in Wynyard, Saskatchewan on April 26, 1950 to Eileen and Walter English. He attended the Wynyard Public School until he and his family moved to Terrace, BC when Ken was 16 years old. Ken met the love of his life, Louella in the spring of 1970 and together they had three children: Derrick, Sandra,and Jamie. A marriage took place on September 2, 2012 after a very lengthy engagement.
Ken was a hard and dedicated truck driver and drove truck for many companies throughout the northwest including: Whitebear Industries, Vic Froese, Vic McPherson,and North Country Maintenance.
A cremation took place and funeral service for Ken was held on Monday, December 31st at MacKay’s Funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The family would like to say special thanks to many people including: Dr. Fourie and Dr. Brown, the nurses at Mills Memorial Hospital who cared for Ken, Norman Hull, and many of Ken and Louella’s closest friends, also for the flowers and food sent by all. Your thoughts mean a lot during this difficult time.