Kenneth William Deems

June 24, 1926 – March 7, 2022
Kenneth William Deems of Stettler, Alberta, formerly of Erskine, passed away peacefully at his home on March 7, 2022 at the age of 95 years.
Ken was born to parents Evelyn Pauline (Jennieson) and George Washington Deems on the family homestead southwest of Erskine, Alberta on June 24, 1926. With rare exception it was in this area that he grew up, worked, married, and raised three children with the love of his life Niamo (Naomi) Edwina (Gibbon) Deems.
Ken was predeceased by his parents Evelyn and George Deems, his wife Naomi (Niamo) and his daughters Susan and baby girl Deems; all of his siblings and their spouses: Donald, Dorothy, Allen, Merle, Frank, Fern, Howard, Walter and George and great grandson Scott.
He leaves to mourn, his son Lorne Deems (Sharon Nemetz); his daughter Karen (Russ) Jones; his grandsons: Jason (Karen) Bell, Shayne (Joy) Jones, Dean (Danelle) Jones; granddaughter Jodi Bell (Rodney Whiteside); great grandchildren: James, Samantha (Kyle), Matthew, Tia, Jakoby, Jaxton, Jayda, Beau, Summer, Dominik, Xander, Isabella, and Hayden; great great grands: Isabella and Jordan and Rowan and Emma; also left to mourn are many nieces and nephews, dear friends and neighbours, and shooting and hunting partners.
From the age of 12 Ken was passionate about hunting, either to put food on the table, sell furs or for predator and varmint control and a little for sport as well. Later in life he also shot competitively, winning many trophies, buckles, prizes and a reputation for having a keen eye and steady hand.
His other passions included dogs, horses, welding, visiting with neighbours, gunsmithing and reloading and teaching others to hunt and shoot.
Ken’s broad smile, the twinkle in his eye, and his sense of humor will be fondly remembered by many.
A funeral service for the late Ken Deems was held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Stettler Funeral Home with Jan Richardson officiating. Ken was laid to rest at the Erskine Cemetery beside his beloved wife Naomi. Donations in memory of Ken are gratefully accepted to the Ponoka Fish & Game Association, Erskine Cemetery or Samaritan’s Purse Canada-Ukraine Relief.
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