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Barr Kenneth

BARR, Kenneth David

June 19, 1930 — February 4, 2018

Ken was born on June 19, 1930 in Tugaske, SK.  He passed away February 4, 2018 in Kelowna, BC

In his early years Ken worked on the Trans Canada Highway near Regina.  He then went on to earn his Power Engineer Ticket, retiring from SAIT in 1990.  Ken and Marg moved to Sorrento, BC and then later to Kelowna to enjoy retirement close to Marg’s family.  Ken was involved in the AA program for the past 57 years.  He took great joy in helping others through the 12 steps.   Ken loved being active: in later years he walked many miles, rode his bike on the narrow streets of Kelowna and joined friends on his motorcycle.

Ken was predeceased by Marg, his loving wife of 34 years, in 2016 and his infant son Milton in 1949.  He is survived by his son Tom (Denise) from Calgary, daughter Wendy from Newfoundland; two step children Sue (Dave) from Kelowna and John (Lisa) from Okotoks; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1 pm.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of choice.  The family would like to thank the kind staff at Hospice House and Mountain View Facility in Kelowna for their compassionate care.

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Service: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1 pm

Location: Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for BARR, Kenneth David is scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Ken was a cornerstone in the AA community in Kelowna helping countless people directly and indirectly by his presence and actions
    He will be missed by All who new him
    Unfortunately we are out of country till April and ask that you pass on our deepest condolences to the family as well to his many close friends in the AA community

    Chuck and Bernice Robertson

    Condolence sent by: Chuck Robertson on February 6, 2018 at 8:14 am

  • Barr Family

    The members of SAIT’s ALIVE (Retired and Former SAIT employees and their spouses) extend their deepest sympathy.

    Condolence sent by: Marilynn Sander on behalf of SAIT's ALIVE on February 12, 2018 at 3:14 pm

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