February 18, 1931 – September 21, 2018
Ken was born in Toronto and moved with his family to Red Deer at an early age. He married Inga Klassan and they had three sons: Darryl, Keith and Grant, all born in Edmonton. As a family they moved to Alix in 1967.
His love of hockey and horses led him to be involved in the community through coaching as well as volunteering in the Horse Club. Ken enjoyed dancing, snowmobiling, participating in gymkhanas, trail riding and was always ready lend a helping hand to anyone.
He worked at a variety of jobs throughout his life: boiler maker, brakeman for CN, barber, plumbing and heating, farming, Department of Highways and for the County of Stettler.
After Inga’s death Ken married Helen Muhlbach in 2007. They have lived in Stettler where Ken volunteered at the Museum and continued to enjoy dancing, camping, fishing, and some traveling. He greatly enjoyed and appreciated Helen’s extended family who live in the surrounding area.
Ken is survived by his wife Helen, two brothers Sid (Pearl), Neil, three sons Darryl (Karen), Keith (Heather), and Grant, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, four adult step children Lawrence (Carol), Ken (Dana), Jim (Betty Lou), Kathy (Micheal), 13 step grandchildren and 25 great-step grandchildren.
Ken was predeceased by his first wife Inga, two brothers Claude and Adrian, and his sister Shirley.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Stettler Funeral Home with Rev. Mervyn Penfound officiating, followed by a time of sharing and luncheon prepared and served by the Linda Hall Ladies. The interment then took place in the Alix Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ken’s memory to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
Those wishing to send condolences to the Smith Families may do so by visiting www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.
Stettler Funeral Home and Crematorium were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-742-3422.