Aug 19, 1928 – Mar 30, 2018
Ken Roberts passed away peacefully at the FW Green Home in Cranbrook BC, with his family by his side.
Ken was born in the St. Eugene Hospital in Cranbrook, the last and 15th child to Dan (Donald) & Mabel Roberts. Ken spent many years falling trees and operating equipment before moving on to work at the Skookumchuck Pulp Mill. Ken grew up loving the outdoors. Hunting, cutting wood and ice fishing were some of his favourite pass times along with spending time with the love of his life, Barbara Mae Roberts (Leask). Ken and Barb made Wasa Lake their home and raised their four children there. They always had the kettle on for coffee, and food for family and friends.
Ken is predeceased by his loving wife, Barbara, his 14 siblings and his parents. Ken is survived by his children Gail (Wayne) McDonald, Melanie (Dave) Fiorentino, Ben (Fran) Roberts, Brandy (Mike) Hoglund.
Grandchildren Shannon (Grant) Stewart, Shayne (Shannon) McDonald, Kim (Jason) Organ, Kori-Ann (Chris) Fiorentino-Kuhl, Hailey Roberts and Braydon Hoglund. Great grandchildren Shea, Breanna, Isaac, Charlee and Jaxon.
A Celebration of Ken’s life will be held at a future date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations are made in his memory to the Cranbrook/Kimberley Hospice Society or Ginger’s Legacy.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com