We Remember

MCCREA, Kenneth “Ken”

March 20, 1951 — January 14, 2024

Ken was born in Viking, Alberta to Lillian & Kenneth McCrea, and was the second born of 8 children: Greg, Pat (Stephen), Bill (precd.) (Judy), Dan (Theresa), Stewart, Stephen (Janette), and Brent (Tracy). Ken attended Charleswood school, where he graduated summa cum laude; a very proud achievement. He worked in an office at Dominion Bridge before moving to the coast to pursue his lifelong work as a taper, where he was later joined by his brothers and parents. Ken was a hard and dedicated worker who enjoyed his work, often working seven days a week.

Ken is remembered as a kind and generous soul, who was known to give the shirt off his back; even though it was his last shirt! He was always there to help family, from building structures in Fauquier, BC, to helping anyone in the family with their renovations. In between work, he always found time to put a bet on the #8 horse or hang with his many pals at the local taverns or casinos that became his haunts over the years. You might even find him doing the “Kenny Shuffle” on a particularly good night.

He became a grandpa in 2013 when Michele and Damian welcomed their children, Olivia, Lilly, and Harrison. He moved to be closer to his grandchildren and spent many hours playing on toboggan hills that he built, reading stories, going for bike rides, and so many more cherished adventures! Later, Ken welcomed his 4th grandchild, Kaize in 2020, after Kevin and Marisa welcomed their son.

After a few years, Ken moved back to BC to live with his brother, Stewart. He enjoyed travelling with siblings to the USA and Mexico over the years, making many treasured memories.

He was a cherished son, a darling brother, an irreplaceable father, unforgettable uncle, and a bright light of a grandfather. His memory will be treasured in the hearts of all of the many lives he touched on his journey.

Love you so much, until next we meet.

Additionally, we would like to thank those who cared for Ken at KGH and BC Cancer Care. For those who went above and beyond, we thank you.

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