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Born In: Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada
Born: October 22nd, 1945

Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: August 22nd, 2012

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the truly remarkable Mr. Ken North on August 22, 2012 at the age of 66 years. An incredibly kind and generous man who touched many lives, Ken will be hugely missed.

Ken was born October 22,1945 in Nepawa, Manitoba. After moving around quite frequently as a child, Ken decided to move out to B.C. with his friend Henry. It was while in Vancouver that Uncle David introduced Ken to what became his beloved wife Arlene and they were married in December 1970. They then moved to Kamloops in 1973 with two year old son, and with the addition of a daughter in 1974, have lived here happily ever since.

Ken started his career with Westinghouse as a warehouseman in Vancouver and worked his way up through the company, and through it's transition to "Wesco", to become the Kamloops Branch Manager. His career with Wesco lasted 36 years, ending with his retirement in 2005. He was an amazing salesman, mediator and businessman who was greatly respected in the industry.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Arlene and their two children Dan (Casey) and Jennifer (Jon), his beautiful mother Orlo, and her husband John Kuharski are also mourning this loss along with Ken's loving brother Laury. Ken will also be missed by his precious grandchildren Hailey and David, as well as numerous other family and countless friends. And not to be forgotten, he will be dearly missed by his devoted pup, Pyper.

Ken was predeceased by his father Roy North.

Ken was a charter member of the Paddlewheelers Lions Club and devoted countless hours to raising money for those in need. He was always happy standing behind the grill, serving up breakfast or burgers with a big smile and often a joke. Ken was also a talented musician who took great joy in any chance to strum and sing. He loved cruising the Caribbean and the Oregon Coast.

Ken fought Lymphoma for several years and we shall always cherish every day we had with him.

We Love you Papa,
with all ours hearts.
"This hole in my heart is
in the shape of you and
no one else can fit it."

There will not be a formal service but a Celebration of Life.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kamloops Paddlewheelers Lions Club would be appreciated, Box 1304, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 6H3.

Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services in care of arrangements.


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