KENNETH WILLIAM MOORE
With great sadness we announce the passing of husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Kenneth William Moore.
Ken was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 22, 1924 and died in Burnaby at George Derby Care Home in his 88th year.
Ken leaves behind his wife Christel, daughter Maureen, sons Kenneth (Lynne) and Michael (Deanna), grandsons Geoffrey, Daniel, Michael and Dustin, granddaughters Sarah, Patricia, Miranda and Alysha, and numerous great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his sister Hazel, his first wife Sadie, daughter Sharon and grandson Matthew.
Ken’s apprenticeship with the railroad in Winnipeg was interrupted by the Second World War. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy as a stoker and rose to the rank of Commander after 27 years. In the meantime, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Marine Engineer’s degree and a Master’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering.
Ken started a second career after moving to the West Coast. He pioneered Douglas College and Kwantlen College by designing a number of their original courses. Later he became head of Continuing Education. He was promoted to principal of the Langley campus and finally became principal of Surrey and Newton campus.
Ken loved working with people. After retiring to the Sunshine Coast in 1983, he volunteered for numerous organizations when he was not sailing or fishing. Most notable were his involvements with the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre and Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was the first CCGA-12 Unit leader for Halfmoon Bay.
When Ken could no longer participate in actual search and rescue missions, he carried on as Provincial Director / Teacher of Boating Safety. He was totally pleased when the new Unit 12, Halfmoon Bay Rescue Zodiac 753 was named the Ken Moore to acknowledge Ken’s many years of service.
Ken had many friends and will be missed dearly, most of all by Christel, his wife of 34 years.
A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to George Derby Centre in Burnaby.