HARDING, Kenneth Frederick
Ken was born in Kamloops on May 24, 1926. His family returned to Kelowna 2 years later where he grew up, living the remainder of his life in Kelowna.
He is survived by his loving wife Gwen (nee Reece) of 68 years, son Kevin and wife Cheryl, grandson Justin, granddaughter Stephanie, great granddaughter Cali, sister Joyce (Colin Cameron) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special long time friends. Predeceased by daughter Temie Ann, brothers Lynn, Terry, Roy (RCNVR), Doug, sisters Gwen Gregory, Hazel Spracklin.
Following a short career in the family hardware and furniture business, he joined Whillis Insurance Agency ultimately with Jim Whillis as a partner evolving into Whillis Harding Insurance Agency until his retirement at 75.
He was a dedicated volunteer in the community starting with the Kinsmen Club at 19. He was a Junior Chamber of Commerce member, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotarian, Central Okanagan Foundation, founding member of Bursary and Scholarship Society, B.C.I.T., United Way, Bold Horizons Campaign, Safety Council and the Gellatly Nut Farm. Honored by receiving Queens Jubilee Medal, Honorary Fellow of Central Okanagan College, Fred Macklin Memorial Award and member of the Board of First United Church.
Celebration of Life will be held on May 24, 2017 ay 11:00 am at Mission Creek Alliance Church, 2091 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, reception to follow at Kelowna Golf and Country Club, 1297 Glenmore Road at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Foundation www.centralokanaganfoundation.org. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”
The service for HARDING, Kenneth Frederick is scheduled for May 24, 2017 ay 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.