July 20, 1939 – February 27, 2023
With great sadness we announce that after a very short illness, Joseph Kenneth Douglas passed away on February 27, 2023 at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary, AB. He was blessed with eighty-three years of a full and wonderful life.
Ken was born on July 20, 1939 in Wapella, SK to loving parents, Joseph and Irene Douglas. Along with his siblings, he was raised to treasure family and friends, to work hard, and to appreciate the simple life.
Ken was an avid outdoorsman, and upon his retirement to the Crowsnest Pass, AB, he spent countless hours touring the backcountry by bike, horse and motorcycle. He also cherished time spent with his loved ones and socializing with friends. Never one to complain and always ready to lend a helping hand, Ken will be forever remembered with love and respect.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life include his long-time companion, Jean James of Coleman, AB; his sons, Ian Douglas of Regina, SK and Neil (Kimberley) Douglas of Vibank, SK; his grandchildren, Jeremy Douglas, Travis Douglas, Melanie Leonhardt and Kayla Hoecherl; as well as his extended family and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Irene Douglas; his brothers, James and John; and his sisters, Helen, Hazel, Effie and Joyce.
A private family memorial service will be held in Saskatchewan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by Diabetes Canada (www.diabetes.ca). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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