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BACH, Kenneth

January 3, 1964 — October 7, 2022

The family of Kenneth “Ken” Bach is sad to announce his passing on October 7, 2022, at the age of 58.

Ken is survived by his partner Debbie; son Justin; father Dan (Jean); brothers Doug, Chris (Borana) and Tom; nieces Nicole, Lindsay; and nephew Clayton. Ken was predeceased by his mother Rita in 2013.

Ken will also be fondly remembered as a father figure by Jackie and Jolene; and Jolene’s children, Zach and Danny.

Ken was born in Kelowna, BC in 1964, and grew up in a close farming and sporting neighbourhood in Rutland where he made many life-long friends.  From an early age, Ken had a talent for operating and maintaining equipment of any type, whether tractors, electronics, or computers.  After earning a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology, he thrived in a 30-year career with School District 23 in their computer/IT department.

In 2017, Ken was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a terminal brain cancer.  He decided that he would be one of the rare ones to beat this cancer, and set about living life to its fullest.  While recovering from surgery, chemo, and radiation, he met the light and love of his life, his partner Debbie, who has been steadfastly by his side ever since.

Armed with a bucket list, an indomitable spirit, and supportive family, Ken travelled more while terminally ill than he had in his whole life. First on his list was Hawaii, where he wanted to see surf, lava, and snow on the same day.  Then came a relaxing visit to Croatia, followed by a lightning tour around Europe.  Ken and Debbie had a memorable visit to the Ice Hotel in Quebec, and celebrated New Year’s Eve at Times’s Square in New York.

While terminal, Ken continued to work on both the family farm and his own hobby farm, and worked at the school district until recently retiring.

After surviving and thriving for five years, his cancer sadly came back.  Ken has been surrounded by loving family and friends ever since.  His big-hearted and generous presence will be missed and remembered by all.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer.

A Memorial Service will be held to honour Ken on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022, at 4:00 PM (PDT), at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022, at 4:00 PM (PDT)


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The service for BACH, Kenneth is scheduled for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022, at 4:00 PM (PDT). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • John Morrone says:

    Ken was a great man, who was always willing to help. I was fortunate to work with Ken for several years and I have many warm memories of him. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

  • Teresa Reinbold says:

    Condolences to family and friends.
    I enjoyed Kens’ visits to Points West and his cheerfulness. Always with a smile even on challenging days. He will be truly missed.

  • Dillman Donna. says:

    My sincere condolences to the family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Glad we were on Facebook and I was able to see his trips and hikes throughout the area. He will always be an example of a exceptional person putting living in the moment of all else.. I truly admired him.

  • Liz Ring says:

    I’m so very saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. He has been my only contact with Dad’s side of the family. (Rita’s brother Gerry). I’ve really enjoyed seeing his pictures of family and all the beautiful scenery. RIP dear cousin.

  • Gerry and Sandra Kingdon says:

    Thinking of you and your family at this time. Our deepest condolences and sending hugs and prayers to all.

  • Mike Roberts says:

    It was my pleasure to work with Ken in SD23 and I always appreciated his friendly, energetic personality. He was very proud of his roots in Rutland as well as his extended family in the community. He will be greatly missed by the many people who knew him and had the pleasure of his frienship. My condolences to his family.

  • Doreen younghans says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Dan, Jean and all the family at this time..

  • Julie Fiorentino says:

    I always enjoyed visiting with Ken whenever I tossed him ‘just one more thing to fix.’ He always laughed and quickly resolved my computers issues. He will be dearly missed.

  • Thomas Selzler says:

    Condolences to the family.
    I went to school in Rutland with Ken and new him as very positive and caring person. Please Rest In Peace

  • Pat Roberts says:

    I attended RSS with Ken and always enjoyed his company. A good man gone much too soon. I will remember him fondly for the years to come. My condolences to the family and friends of Ken.

  • Don Forbes says:

    Debbie & family
    shocked and saddened to hear of Ken’s passing – a great guy who we enjoyed speaking with at the Rockets games – our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult of times

  • Tim Schneider says:

    My condolences to Ken’s family and friends. He was such a great guy, always smiling, and joking. I had the pleasure of knowing him through high school and EET. I’m glad we got in one more visit on one of our high school friends lunch get togethers. You were a truly great person and will be missed. Be at peace.

  • donna hancock says:

    So very sorry for the loss of your son, father, brother and partner to Debbie.

  • Allan B Miller says:

    I worked with Ken at Sd23 over the Years, Cupe Union fishing derbies. Ken was always helpful and caring.
    He would listen to my Joke’s Ken would grade them Groaners to Knee Slappers.
    He had a great sense of humor, I will miss Ken as well as you all do.
    Prayers and Condolences to All Family and Friends.

  • Berdina Brown says:

    Debbie, so very sorry to hear the passing of Ken. Condolences to you and your family, sending our love during this difficult time!💔🙏

  • Mark Rousavy says:

    My condolences to Ken’s family and friends. Ken was always a very positive person and will be missed. I’ve known Ken since high school.
    Ken always made a point to stay in touch long after left Kelowna.

  • Jim & Martha Harder says:

    Dear Debbie & Justin,
    As long time neighbours we are sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We were blessed to have him as a helpful neighbour. Jim & Martha Harder

  • Susan Parry says:

    Ken was a gift to all of us with his big heart, contagious smile and positive attitude. You could always count on Ken when you needed a hand, or to share a laugh, or just to enjoy the moment. My thoughts go out to his family and friends because I know how much he will be missed.
    Hugs Susan

  • Suzie McGuigan says:

    I am so sad to hear this about Ken. He was an amazing person and friend when we were kids. He worked from time to time at my school and was always so friendly. I remember when we were kids and roamed Bach road with mutual friends. You will be missed. My condolences go out to his family.

  • Donna O'Brien says:

    My condolences to all of Ken’s family. I’ve known Ken for many many years working in the school district. Of course, I’ll always remember our humourous conversations about the merits of drinking a 2 litre bottle of Pepsi starting at 7 am each day. Ken, your positivity, your kindness, your light, and your enormous warm smile will always be remembered by me.

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