February 19, 1928 – September 25, 2012
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Kenneth Lawrence McDonald of Barriere, BC, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Ken was our Father, Brother, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin and friend. He was predeceased by his wife Jean in 1997.
He is survived by his children Kelly McDonald (Patti) of Sherwood Park, AB, Debbie McDonald (Gerry Brackhaus) of Louis Creek, BC, Jeff McDonald (Patti) of Prince George, BC, and his brother Keith McDonald (Orvey) of Kamloops, BC. He was grandfather to eight and great-grandfather of seven.
Born and raised in Kamloops, Ken worked in the construction industry and as a Corrections Officer. He and Jean retired and relocated to Barriere and enjoyed an active retirement life in the community. His passion for hunting, fishing and the great outdoors was always evident in his “Tall Tales” to family and friends. He was involved with the BC Fish & Game Assoc., and never missed helping out and attending the North Thompson Fall Fair.
A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at the Barriere Seniors’ Centre on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Barriere and District Hospice Society, Box 201, Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0 or to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, B.C., V2E 2S9. Service arrangements entrusted to: North Thompson Funeral Services 4638 Barriere Town Road, Barriere, BC, 250-672-1999.