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Passed away tragically on July 26, 2016 at the age of 71. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Jeannette; sons: Kevin (Wendy Boyden) of Juneau, Alaska, Bryan (Sara) of Wasilla, Alaska; grandchildren Anavera, Aubrey, Brooklyn, Eden, Samantha; sister Barb O’Kelly of England.  Ken spent his working career, which he loved, in the field of mining where his patient personality, brilliant insights and sincere interest served him well.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.  He will be deeply missed.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, donation would be appreciated to your local food bank.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm

St. Charles Garnier Parish

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The service for COLLISON, Ken is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Charles Garnier Parish

3645 Benvoulin Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Drina Duncan says:

    Dearest Jeanette, Kevin, Brian and Barb and families….We are so saddened by the sudden and tragic passing of Ken. Thinking of you…knowing how difficult this time is for you, and the deep sadness you share. Take care of each other. Sending condolences and wishes your happy memories and thoughts of Ken remain forever in your hearts. Love Drina and Wayne

  • Marilyn & Monty Sawka says:

    Words cannot express our sympathies for you Jeannette and your family, just know we love you and you are in our hearts and prayers. Your Ken was such a fantastic person with his kindness and humour and he will be missed by all that he touched. Your Aunt Min will miss his cribbage skills. With love always, Marilyn and Monty.

  • Gwen Tony & Natasha says:

    I wish we had known Ken better Jeanette because he had a dry humor that made me giggle inside! You picked a good one kiddo! And you had a great run….46 years is quite the feat! He’s probably sitting on some cloud, dangling his feet and wondering what everyone’s going to say about him! Well, this is what I’ll say: I didn’t know you much but I liked you. I didn’t see you often but I believe you loved my cousin as much as a man can. I’m sure you would have chosen a different time to leave, if you had a choice, BUT from what little I knew of you, I believe you would answer His call when it came! I’d like to say something outrageous right now but I don’t want you to fall off your cloud! And the rest might think it’s disrespectful so I’ll control myself!
    Your gift Jeanette was a loving husband and a caring father to your boys. His legacy was a love that never dies. We will miss him but you will miss him more. Fact! But you have something that will last forever. Beautiful memories that you can treasure. And in those dark hours before dawn they will wrap you and comfort you and keep you strong. Tears are the salve for our heart, let them flow. But one day you will wake up and a smile will come to your lips, tears will dry and you will feel whole again.
    More seriously now, please know that we love you. We cry with you for your and your family’s loss. We will pray for all of you that your faith bears you up through this difficult time. We are here for you anytime! A big hug and kiss to everyone and Mr Ken, sitting on that cloud, welcome home!

  • William Mitchell says:

    Dear Jeannette and family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the sudden passing of Ken. May the love and support of your family and friends comfort you at this difficult time. With respect from all of us at Leon Frazer & Associates, Doug Hoover, Jim Noble, Paula Comfort, and Will Mitchell.

  • Doug and Mary Judson says:

    Jeannette and family, Doug and I are so very very sad to hear the tragic news about Ken. It’s hard to imagine that we won’t be sharing a boat at Waterfall, chatting about life and cheering each other on when we do the salmon ballet. We will always remember Ken’s huge heart and gracious personality. And forever in our hearts he will remain the King of the Day. Sending our love and condolences, Doug and Mary Judson

  • Chris Gianotti says:

    Jeanette and family, I am sad to hear of Ken’s passing. He was a great guy to have on the brunch crew for the Brunches at St Paul Parish in Juneau. I recall one morning Ken handing our pancakes and asking nearly every boy in line if he was going to sign up to play hockey at the new rink that had just opened. The boys were mostly shocked that an adult would care about them and would want them to do something fun. What a great guy. May the Lord grant him eternal rest.

  • Elmer Fittery says:

    i only knew ken from reading about ucore… i am sad to hear of his passing. my sincerest condolence to his family.

  • Sheila D'Eon says:

    Dear Jeanette and family, we were saddened to hear of Ken’s death and we want to extend sincere sympathy to you and all the family. We have fond memories of the time the Collision family spent in Yarmouth. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Sheila and George

  • Thomas Fitterer says:

    Dear Jeanette and Family,
    Mary and I were most saddened to find out about Ken’s recent tragic death and join with you in prayer as you commend your dear mate and loving father to the Good Lord. We will miss not seeing him visiting St. Paul’s Catholic Church; it was always upliftingly pleasant to see the both of you there. May you find comfort and peace as you grieve his absence in your life. And, may you cherish the great memories you two had together with others until that day when you both will be reunited forever.
    Blessings always,
    Mary and Thomas Fitterer

  • Tom and Suzanne Ainsworth says:

    Ken and Jeanette were our first friends when we moved to Juneau in 2002. About the same time a brand new ice rink was opening in Juneau and it needed hockey players. We admire Ken and Jeanette for “giving back” to the Juneau community in establishing the Juneau-Douglas Ice Association. Their devotion to our family led to them being our son’s sponsors at their confirmation sacrament at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. We are deeply saddened by Ken’s passing and our love and hugs go to Jeanette and family.

  • Paul and Linda Muise says:

    We were very saddened to learn of the loss of Ken. We would like to send our deepest condolences to the family.He will always hold a special place in our hearts.

    Sincerely , Linda and Paul Muise, Yarmouth N.S

  • Russell Smith says:

    To the Family and Friends of Ken Collison
    I am so very sorry to learn of Ken’s passing.
    I ask for the Lord’s love be bestowed on you at this sad time.
    I very much enjoyed the time I worked at the East Kemptville Mine while Ken was manager and accordingly gained the admiration for and deep respect for Ken. He was a very pleasant person to interact with.
    Warmest regards to all
    Russ Smith (acct. dept.)

  • Ron and Betty Cox, your Yarmouth neighbours says:

    Jeanette, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Ken was an amazing man to work with, always kind, patient and even-tempered. We still miss seeing him zip around the corner here in his little two-seater. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of sadness.

  • Albert Blanchette says:

    Jeanette and Family
    It was with a heavy heart that I learned of Ken’s death.
    It was my privilege to work for him and call him my friend.
    Georgette, Patty and Rob have you and yours in our hearts and prayers

  • Jim McIntosh says:

    Jeanette, your obvious strength will carry you through this loss ..Ken will be sorely missed by all who knew him …you have your boys for support and their love will I am sure be of comfort as it is clear there is a wonderful family bond there! take good care…JIM

  • Shirley Pommier says:

    My deepest sympathies at the death of a very dear friend Jeanette and boys. We shared wonderful times in Elliot Lake Ont a long time ago. Ken was the first best friend my2 then very young boys had. Ken and Jeanette were also our very best friends during those years in Northern Ont.So many memories fill my heart and will now have to comfort me in the loss of this most special man. He will be much missed.
    Shirley Pommier Coldstream BC

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