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Ken Reashor

Ken Reashor

Born In: Florence
Born: February 9th, 1949

Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: May 12th, 2014

It is with very heavy hearts that the family of Kenneth Luke Reashor, age 65, announces his passing on Monday, May 12, 2014, after an extended courageous battle with cancer. Ken passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Victoria General Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1949, in North Sydney, N.S., the only son of Cyril Reashor and the late Mildred (LeBlanc) Reashor.
Ken was a wonderful husband, father and son. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife of 40 years, Glenna Emmett-Reashor and his daughter, Nikala, along with his father, Cyril Reashor of Florence, N.S. Ken will also be missed by his sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Sheila and Russ Simpson (Halifax); Louise and John Mullins (Timberlea) and Alfreda and Perry Withrow (Hubley) as well as his many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ken had a huge personality, a wonderful sense of humor and boundless energy, who was often referred to as the “Energizer Bunny.” He enjoyed travelling to various vacation spots with his family and sailing with friends. He was also a champion pool player and always enjoyed playing cards, especially poker, with his family and friends. His ability to see the goodness in everyone instantly made him friends with all who were blessed to know him.
Ken received his engineering diploma from St. Francis Xavier University in 1970 and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1972. He began his professional career as the civil planning engineer for the N.S. Housing Commission in Dartmouth, N.S. from 1972 to 1978.
Ken and Glenna decided to relocate to Edmonton, Alta., where he was employed as the senior project engineer for Associated Engineering Services Ltd., Edmonton, Alta., from 1978 to 1980. For the next two years he was the project manager for Sparrow Developments Ltd., in Nisku, Alta., and also worked for the Alberta Housing Corporation, Edmonton, AB from 1982 to 1985. By 1986 Ken was the City Engineer for Fort McMurray, Alta.
The family decided to move to Calgary where Ken held several positions. From 1986 to 1988, he was the supervisor for the Transportation Area Planning division with the Transportation Department and from 1988 to 2000 he held the position of Manager for the same department. For the next two years, he established his own company, known as Reashor Consulting Incorporated, in Calgary, Alta. In 2003, Ken and Glenna decided to return home to Halifax, N.S. and he began working for the Halifax Regional Municipality. First as the Manger of Traffic and Right of Way Services, until 2010 and then promoted to director of Transportation and Public Works. Also during this period from 2003 until the present Ken was the HRM Traffic Authority for the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Ken was a member of a number of professional societies that included the following: chairperson for the United Way Greater Halifax; Association of the Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta; Engineering Institute of Canada; Institute of Transportation Engineers; and on the Board of Directors Chief Engineers Counsel for the Association of Canadian Transportation.
The family wishes to offer special thanks to his caregivers, Mitch on floor 7A, Jason on 6A, Jean on 8A and an extended thank you for the wonderful care provided by Dr. Daniel Rayson, Oncologist and his nurse, Helen; as well as his family physician, Dr. Janice MacGregor and his Naturopath, Dr. Rade for the excellent care given during Ken’s illness.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd. with visitations being held on Thursday evening, May 15, from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday, May 16, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, on Mumford Road with a reception to follow. Interment will be in St. John’s Columbarium, immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the United Way Greater Halifax or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting the Halifax location at www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com.





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