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MITCHELL, Ken

MITCHELL, Ken

Ken Mitchell passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home in Kelowna, BC on December 22, 2018 at the age of 74.

A bumper sticker on the back of one of Ken’s trucks read, ‘A Lover, A Fighter, A Wild Bull Rider’ and it was true of him and how he lived each day of his life.

Ken Mitchell was born in Edmonton, Alberta, on February 8, 1944. Ken grew up in Westbank, BC, and returned to Alberta to graduate high school and attend NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) where he obtained an Engineering Diploma. Ken's work ultimately brought him back to the Okanagan where he initially held a design position at White Western Star Trucking in Kelowna.

It was in Kelowna that he met the love of his life, Pat. Recently, they celebrated 44 years of marriage together. Pat was his best friend, partner and biggest supporter. Ken is also survived by his son, Gordon (his greatest pride), his daughter-in-law, Vivian (whom he respected deeply), his grandchildren, Ellis and Gabriel (whom he considered perfect, loved to spoil, and bragged about as only a grandpa could), and by three beautiful girls he considered his daughters; Centel Tucker, Decoa Harder, and Kylie Tucker.

Fifty years ago, Ken made the move from engineering to real estate, a career he truly loved. Ken's love of the job came from the joy he took in helping people find new homes. He was well respected as a pillar in both the Kelowna and Big White real estate communities. Ken brokered many of the first deals at Big White back when the mountain only had a single t-bar. His business grew with the mountain, and it was his favourite place to be, working or not (but mostly working). Ken continued selling real estate into the final days of his life. In the end he was putting deals together from his hospital bed (much to the chagrin of Pat and Gordon).

The Okanagan’s four seasons provided for Ken’s love of golfing, skiing at Big White, and boating on Lake Okanagan. He felt wealthy to have all his travel buddies, golf buddies, ski buddies, and real estate colleagues and clients – many of whom became good friends and learned to appreciate Ken’s endless jokes (some even funny).

Ken loved life.
Ken fought to keep us all happy.
And he actually did ride brahma bulls at the Black Mountain Rodeo.

A celebration of Ken’s life will be held in the spring for friends and family.

Arrangements entrusted to Everden Rust, condolences may be offered at www.everdenrust.com


Link: www.everdenrust.com
Condolence Messages
  • Feb 02, 2019
    Dear Pat & family, so sorry to hear of Ken's passing.... was shocked. Always thought of him as larger than life. My parents purchased the home you designed on Collett. I know they thought so highly of Ken & yourself. They are both gone now and are joining Ken, celebrating together once more. God bless & keep you with all your great memories. The heart never forgets...
    Thinking of you.
    Bonnie K
  • Jan 22, 2019
    Pat and family, my sincerest condolences, I always loved seeing Ken's happy eyes and big smile.
    Caron (Carebear) Capozzi
  • Jan 16, 2019
    We are so sorry to lose our relative brother Ken, our heart is resonance together with the family of Mitchell. Ken is always my paragon for us to follow up, we will continue do our upmost to treat our grand kit the best we can. May God help us !
    Michael & Betsy Chan
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Sincere sympathy to you, Pat, Gord and your family. The loss of Ken will be overwhelming - he loved you all so much. He was such a vibrant, humorous, and honest guy. My Rick loved and respected Ken. They left us way too soon. Stay strong! My heart hurts for you. Heather Baker
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Dear Pat, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Marilyn & Dan Bader
  • Jan 15, 2019
    I don't know how to begin expressing my shock, chagrin and sense of loss at the news of Ken's death, and I'm finding myself, as I often do nowadays, saddened and frustrated by the impossibility of putting really important feelings into inadequate words. Ken was one of the first three members I met when we moved to Kelowna and joined the golf club at Gallagher's Canyon in July of 1996. I've never forgotten how welcome he made me feel that first day, and the goodwill he showed me then has never abated. I'll miss him.
    Jack Whyte
  • Jan 15, 2019
    What a guy! Always had a joke & a great smile for all. Well respected in the Real Estate industry and a pleasure to work with. All the best Pat & family....Ken will be missed.
    Ken & Holly Murray
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Pat and family,
    Very sorry to hear about your great loss. Have known Ken since the opening of Gallaghers and never failed to leave our encounters with a smile and a chuckle.
    How often can we say that. Well done Ken. A life well lived.
    Gord and Brenda Kurio
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Pat and Family, we are saddened to hear of Ken's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Gary Loewen & Linda Forcade
  • Jan 15, 2019
    So sorry to hear of Ken's passing Pat. Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Lorna and Scott Soderling
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Please accept my condolences Pat, Gord and family. I have many great memories of being with Ken and his family at Big White while our boys were skiing. Lots of fun times with Ken at Gallagher's. As much as anything, I will always remember Ken for his honesty and integrity while conducting his business. His word was his bond. A true gentleman in so many ways.
    Rick Pushor and family
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Thinking of you, Pat, in your sadness.
    Theresa & Jack Masterman
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Pat and Family,
    I was very sad to hear about Ken's passing and please accept my condolences. I've enjoyed Ken's company over the many years at Gallagher's Canyon. I always knew I needed a "comeback joke" when I saw him approaching in the parking lot, because I knew he had one coming. We will miss Kenny's energy and good nature around the Club. Prayers are with you.
    Mark Smith
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Ken was a friend to everyone at Gallagher's Canyon Golf Course. As a longtime Member, I don't think he ever missed a Men's Night! His familiar and always smiling face will be missed by our entire staff and our golf course community. We are here for you Pat. Thoughts and prayers.
    - Peter and the team from Gallagher's.
  • Jan 14, 2019
    Pat and family, as Viv's Uncle and Aunt, we got to see Ken and you guys at least a few times a year in the gathering moments. I remember Ken liked the wines I brought to the occasions. If lucky for us, We will get to drink with him again in Heaven. He will be remembered.
    Connie and Henry
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Dear Viv and Gord, it was with great sadness that we learned of Ken's passing. Although we have only known Ken and Pat since your wedding, we always felt we had a great bonding every time we met at all the family occasions. We shared the same table with Ken and Pat at mama's 90th BD celebration and had a great time. We will miss his presence in future family functions, but he will never be forgotten. May he Rest In Peace!
    Sincerely,
    Uncle Vincent and Auntie Pauline
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Pat,Gord and family, condolences from both of us on Ken's passing. Great memories of golfing, skiing and just sitting around the table shooting the bull! Of course have to mention the jokes every time we would meet up! Ken will be missed!! Yvette and Lefty Hendrickson
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Pat and family, saddened to hear about Ken's passing. Our sincere condolences. Our community has lost a great man. He will be missed, especially at Big White. Will let my Dad and Glenda know and hope to be at the celebration of life. Laura (nee Parton) and Thomas Thurnheer
  • Jan 12, 2019
    Pat, Sending our deepest condolences to you & your family at this very difficult time. May the love and good times you & Ken shared, help you in the days ahead!
    Ellen & Stu Dale
  • Jan 12, 2019
    Pat, Sending our deepest condolences to you & your family at this very difficult time. May the love and good times you & Ken shared, help you in the days ahead!
    Ellen & Stu Dale
  • Jan 12, 2019
    My dear special cousin Patsy, Gordon & family,
    I am totally overwhelmed reading all these wonderful condolences full of so much love for Ken and your family! But all so true! Glenn, myself and our family all thought Ken was just such a great cousin and so much fun to be around. He was always the same with a hello Darlin! You're Looking great! He was a gentleman and an all round great guy who we will all miss so much! He was so worried about leaving you Pat and Gordon and wanted us to promise to be there when you need us which will always be our pleasure. Love to you, Gordon, Viv and family at this very difficult time...Judy, Glenn & family.
  • Jan 12, 2019
    Pat, Gord and family, we are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing, we have so many great memories of our times together, sharing so many laughs and great times. He was a force and one of those characters in life that we all remember with a great smile, a life well lived and we are blessed to have shared some wonderful times in all seasons with you all. Miss the giggle, always the giggle.
    Doug & Susan Sandner
  • Jan 11, 2019
    Please accept my hearfelt condolences on your loss. Although I have not known Ken for too long a time, I remember him as the tall, silver haired, gentle man with a ready smile at our gatherings watching the younger people busying themselves and the children playing; I remember how proudly he told me about little Ellis giving him driving directions to the day care; I see the sparkle in his eyes in the video of him picking up his grand-daughter skiing down the slope ; I remember the outstretched arm welcoming Gabe running towards "my grandpa" in church on his baptismal day.
    Pat, Gordon, Vivian and family, I hope that memories of Ken at special moments like these will bring you comfort and peace.
    Margaret & James
  • Jan 11, 2019
    It was an honor to be able to call Ken a friend, to play cribbage with him a few weeks before his passing, telling the best joke ever. Just a great guy !
    Wayne Duchart
  • Jan 11, 2019
    Pat, Gordon and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We have so many memories from years of knowing Ken both in real estate and socially.
    He will be missed.
    Dan and Lucy Bulatovich
  • Jan 10, 2019
    Pat and Gordon and family, my heartfelt condolences go out to you. Of course you know that I knew Ken my whole life. He had a special sparkle in his eyes, he just loved life and his family and friends. I will always remember him with great fondness. Keeping you in my thoughts.
    Lisa O'Rourke (Bulatovich)
  • Jan 10, 2019
    Pat and Gordon,
    Just so shocked and saddened by this news, Ken was truly one the special, good guys. My sincere sympathies.
    Daphne Richard
  • Jan 10, 2019
    Dear Pat,
    I send my sincere condolences for you and your family. It has been a while since I have seen both you and Ken - but like all the beautiful words and memories I too have many fond memories of Ken either looking a real estate at Big White or running into you both around town. Ken always had a smile and a kind hello when ever we met.
    Thinking of you,
    Jackie Miller
  • Jan 10, 2019
    Pat , Gordie and extended family,
    Pat, I met Ken 40 years ago and as with my first meeting and my last meeting with you guys nothing ever changed. He always had a smile a joke to follow. One of my fondest memories was when the Four Seasons /Courtplex when the Squash Players took on the Racquet Ball players from each club. Ken, a racquetball player showed up in a pink tutu for match. All of us squash players laughed for months after that performance. By the way Ken won his match handily. We lost a Legend December 22 and I'm so happy to have met Ken. I really will miss him.
    Greg & Lynn Stark
  • Jan 09, 2019
    Pat and Family,
    We were shocked on hearing of the passing of Ken. Please accept our deepest sympathies. We met Ken and Pat some 20 years ago when we purchased our condo at Big White in his building, the Ponderosa. Ken always had a smile and a kind word for all he knew and cared for. He will be greatly missed.
    TC and Karin Williams
  • Jan 09, 2019
    We will miss Ken's big personality - always a big friendly greeting!
    Our thoughts are with you, Pat, and family,
    Rolfe and Sue McEwan
  • Jan 09, 2019
    Dear Pat and family;
    What a terrible loss - Ken was an amazing man and I'm so sorry for your loss.
    Wishing you peace and comfort, Rhea Halvorsen
  • Jan 09, 2019
    Our sincere condolences to Pat and Family.
    We were shocked to hear of Ken's passing and can't imaging the extreme sense of loss you are feeling at this time. The sheer number of condolences is attestation to the greatness of regard that everyone held for Ken.
    We've known Ken since his early days in real estate and can still remember all the good times spent together. Marney and I were reflecting back to Ken and Pats wedding and said what good choices we thought they both had made.
    The loss of Ken will also be felt within the community and the real estate industry.
    Ed and Marney Collinson
  • Jan 09, 2019
    To Pat and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Ken's passing. Only recently I saw Ken and his smiling face on the mountain and we had time to chat and laugh. Ken will be remembered and missed by many friends on the ski hill as well as on the golf course. Remembering our times in speedo outfits on the race courses at Silver Star and Big White, still brings smiles to my face. Yes, in the "good ole days", we thought we were fast! Lol!
    Wishing you all much strength and peace through these difficult times.
    Chris and Diana Jaegli
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Dear Pat, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll miss seeing Ken in the store. Thinking of you and sending big hugs.
    Jenny McGowan
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Pat and Gordie, where to start-- shared marriage ceremonies & honeymoons, Big White, Ken trying to teach me racquet-ball, me trying to teach him how to sail- I'm sure glad he didn't talk me into bull-riding! A wonderful, funny, and generous guy - we share your grief, it hurts to lose him.
    Pat & Chris Finch
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Pat & family, so sorry to learn of Ken's passing. He will surely be missed by myself and his many fellow golfers at Gallaghers. Pat our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Rod & Val MacDonald
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Pat and Gord - that is a beautifully written memoir on ..."Your Lover, Your Fighter and Your Wild Bull Rider". I remember well, playing racquetball with Mitch at the Four Seasons and receiving many stingers but not winning many games. Pat, you said Mitch would tell you at times you were probably his only friend. Oh, how surprised he is today looking down and reading all this admiration for his many achievements by all his many friends.
    With Love, John & Laurie Mackay~
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Pat and family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Both of us will always remember Ken for his warmth, humour, and forthrightness. He was legendary in Kelowna real estate.
    Gary and Richelle Maeers
  • Jan 08, 2019
    To Pat and Family,
    It is with sadness in our hearts that we have heard of Ken's passing. His compassion and integrity made it a pleasure to work alongside of him for the past 50 years. Our family has fond memories and always enjoyed the opportunity of spending time with Gordie and the boys on the junior race team at Big White. Ken was one of the best and will be sorely missed.
    Jim, Sylvia, Ryan & Scott Mayne
  • Jan 08, 2019
    To Pat, Gord, Vivian and family,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences and know it is difficult to put into words when I think of how much we all will miss this man. He lived life with pride, not only in himself but in his family. You could not have had a more loving husband, father, father in law, and grandfathers. He lived to make you all proud. He was a kind, generous, and very loyal man. The Mitchell's at Big White was a place to welcome kids away from home, people from different countries, real estate clients, and of course friends and their families. He did his best to make everyone around him happy and welcome and he did that in spades. Our friendship goes back over forty years and although he is gone he will not be forgotten. Who could forget the happy hours at the Loose Moose and Rachel's. The festive seasons over so many years. The Vance family will remember him with pride and a smile.
    Brian and Rosemary
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Dear Pat, Gord, and family:
    We were shocked and saddened at the speed of Ken's passing. Life will be very different without our office neighbour popping in with his daily joke and hearing his feel-good greeting for Michelle as she walked by and said hello. I will especially miss the couple of hours I spent with my office-tour buddy every Tuesday morning for most of the last 20 years. It was a wonderful time getting updated on Gord, Vivian, the grandkids and the adventures in his and Pat's busy lives. His love for you all shone brightly in every word he spoke and his primary concerns in our most recent conversations were for you, not himself.
    Professionally, as probably the longest licensed realtor in our board, he remained at the top of his game after 50 years. We will miss him personally and professionally.
    RIP my friend.
    Lance and Michelle Marshall
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    Colleen Green
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Pat, Gord and family, truly sorry for your loss. A huge shock even though we knew how ill Ken was. Feel very fortunate to have had a final cribbage game with him and some of his friends four weeks ago. Have known Ken for over 45 years and have shared many life adventures with him. Golf, baseball, skiing and was my mentor when he introduced me to real estate. Always fair and honest, Ken was a great role model. Loved to talk and brag about his son, daughter-in-law law and grandkids. Always looked forward to seeing Ken as his opening line usually was, have you heard about...... Always had a joke to pass on. He will be missed by many. Our hearts go out to you all. Ray Trudeau and Valerie Charison
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Pat and Gordie, we are so very sorry you have lost a friend, a husband, a father, a grandfather way too soon. Treasure the memories, there were lots of them! Our memories go back to the early 80s, lots of real estate deals, dental appointments, visits in the Ponderosa and chats about the kids. We will miss his big smile, big hugs and his huge personality! Wendy and Rick Dyer XOXO
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Pat and family, all of us at Big White Ski Resort were so sad to hear the news of Ken's passing. I personally enjoyed seeing his face every Saturday in the paper.
    All of us that have been here for a period of time have fond memories of Ken and the great assistance he gave the resort in our growth periods. Ken was generous with his time, his wit, his jokes and if we got him out on the mountain, he would ski your legs off to get a deal done!
    My first weekend back at Big White in September, 1995 Ken took me by the hand and showed us all how to market the sale of land in Snow Pines Estates. He and his team (Pat) were individually was responsible for starting the boom for the next decade after that one weekend in the motor home parked on the side of the road writing what he claimed were, "reasonable offers". I have to agree, his insight and feel for the market was the best there ever was. Ken will go down in history as one of the best of the best, and probably one of the fastest, too! After all, his name is on the Kelowna Cup trophy. We all enjoyed being in the presence of Ken Mitchell.
    Michael J. & Diana Ballingall & the Big White family
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Dear Pat - It is not surprising to see an outpouring of sincere heartfelt condolences - Ken was one-of-a-kind. My heart goes out to you and your family. I enjoyed Ken's friendship, his real estate advice and ... sometime his jokes. Just kidding Ken, I loved every one of them!
    Peggy Morrison
  • Jan 07, 2019
    To Pat, Gordie and family,
    It is hard to believe that our friendship goes back almost 40 years. Skiing, Racquetball and social, I thoroughly enjoyed Ken's humor and his upbeat personality. Harold and I send our warmest condolences to you on Ken's passing, it happened way too soon.
    Gayle (Jones) and Harold Lauman
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Pat and family,
    I was very sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Thinking of Ken still puts a smile on my face as he was always such a kind and caring man.
    Nick Imthorn
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Pat, Gordon & family:
    We are saddened to hear of Ken's passing. He was an extraordinary guy. There are many in the community who will deeply mourn his passing as his was a life of service, love, compassion and excellence. Ken's upbeat personality will always be remembered. You have our heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
    Darryl & Shary Ruff
  • Jan 07, 2019
    So sorry to hear the news. My condolences and Ken will always be in our thoughts.
    Lotto lady
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Pat and family,
    So sorry to hear about Ken. He will be greatly missed and will always be remembered for his fun loving jokes on the golf course. He always had a new one for me.
    Rob Hegion and family
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Pat and family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. He was a good good guy; he will be missed by all.
    Don and Joyce Favell
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Dear Pat and Gord, we will always remember the laughs and good times we had with Ken and your family up at Big White. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    The Bishops
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Our sincerest condolences. Remembering the good times!
    Jim and Lois Balkan
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Domenic and Rampone
  • Jan 07, 2019
    To Pat and family, we are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Lyal will miss his golfing buddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lyal & Berna
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Pat and Family, we offer our condolences. Although we only became friends in recent years we feel like we have known you to for much longer. Pat our hearts are with you.
    Tod and Teresa Alstad
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Pat
    Cam, myself and the Tamaki family are so sad to hear of your loss. Ken will always be in our thoughts. Ken will always be remembered as such a warm and wonderful person.
    Lynn Tamaki & Family
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Our thoughts are with you Pat and family at this time. It was with great sadness we heard of Ken's passing. Eric and Ken worked together at Western Star and when he went into real estate we were Ken's first clients. Ken had such boundless energy and a hard worker with genuine integrity. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
    Eric & Min Rayson
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Pat and family.. please know we are thinking of you at this most difficult time... our memories that we all share from our days at the Four Seasons will always be special. Ken will surely be missed by all... Dirk and Candy Van Hees.
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Pat and family: We were deeply saddened by the news of Ken's passing. May fond memories help to ease the pain of your loss.
    Sincerely,
    Ray and Bette Tait
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Pat, Gordon and family. Thinking of you at this time of loss. Doreen and Gay
  • Jan 06, 2019
    It was only 3 short week's ago when Ken joined us for an afternoon of fun and crib. Brave and optimistic to the end, couldn't tell by talking with him he was facing the battle for his life. He will be missed by all that crossed paths with him. Our condolences to Pat and entire family.
    Ken and Ferne Faulkner
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Pat and Gord we are very sorry for your loss. Ken was a ray of sunshine and a true Gentleman even with the off colour jokes that were always funny. I know he has everyone laughing in heaven. Ann Petrone and Ron Wood
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Pat and Gord. So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Always enjoyed working with Ken and competing against him at various golf events. My thoughts and prayers are with you Gord and family.
    Ed Hunt
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Pat, Gord and family. We are so sorry to hear about Ken passing on. May your wonderful memories (and we know you have many !!!) bring you comfort at this most difficult time. Our thoughts are with all of you.
    Fred and Debbie MacKinnon
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Dear Pat and family. It is with great sadness we learned of Ken's passing. Truly a respected wonderful man. We will miss his sense of humor, his smile and sincerity.
    Linda and Terry Balfour
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Pat & Family, our thoughts are with you.
    Our world has lost an amazing fun-loving, caring person, but memories last forever.
    Garry & Coreen Fowler
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Pat.
    Ron and Terry Busch
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Pat, We were very sad to read about Ken's passing. Our condolences go out to you and your family, Sincerely, Judy and Jim Morris.
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Ken, I will see you in heaven because if anyone should be there I am sure you will make the cut. Hopefully I can sneak in somehow. Ken was a great friend to all. Never a negative word and he always put a smile on our faces. You will be missed. Be strong Gord and Pat. It must be a big void to fill in your life. Jim & Diana Nixon
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Pat, so sorry to hear the news. My condolences. Irene Hubbard
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Ken was a regular customer at McLean's Cafe on Hunter Court. He was always very kind and polite and had a great sense of humor.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Sharon
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Dear Pat and Gordie;
    My memories of Ken will always be with me. Yes, many jokes, yes a punctual business man that pre-booked his hair appointments every 4th Wednesday at 8:30am. Yes a proud husband and father, grandfather and friend to many. An amazing Realtor; that could be trusted, and one that you could have total confidence in his ability exercise the power of silence. I had complete faith in him. He proved himself over and over again. He supported his profession with pride; he held people accountable. He loved his family. He loved life, friends, golf, beer, rum, fine dining, Big White. When we cried together in October, the most powerful words he shared; I want my grandchildren to remember me. They will Ken; all of us will remember you. My heart is broken, knowing you left us too soon.
    Rhonda Rea
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat, Gordon and family. We are so sorry for your loss of a husband, father and grandfather. Our sincere condolences.
    Dale and Lynn Armeneau
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat and family, very shocked and saddened to hear of Ken's sickness and passing. Great passionate man with the true gift of enjoying all things in life.
    Rick and Kathy Montgomery
  • Jan 05, 2019
    So very sorry to read of Ken's passing. In my years as a real estate conveyancer at Pushor Mitchell, I worked on a lot of Ken's deals. He was always so good to deal with and always had a joke for me. Some were pretty corny and some I didn't get at all. RIP my friend. I know you will be missed.
    Kacy Renneberg
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat, Gord, and family,
    So sorry to hear about Ken. He loved his family, his work, and lived life to the fullest.
    Linda Frandsen
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat and family, sincere condolences to you on this sad news. From all of us that have known you guys for many years we share your loss.. RIP Ken.
    David Langton
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Ken was a client for many years and I always enjoyed our bargaining. He was firm but always fair. From one salesman to another, RIP.
    Mike at Orchard Ford
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat, so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Always with a smile on his face, Ken never missed an opportunity to give me his daily joke while we warmed up on the driving range at Gallagher's. He was a great guy and will truly be missed.
    Neal Lam
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Brent and I are sending our condolences to you and your family.
    Brent and Kerry King
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Ken was a truly fine man, a great realtor and skier - gone much too soon.
    Our sincere condolences to Pat and all Ken's loved ones.
    Bettina Rodenkirchen and Bob Curell
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat and family, please accept my sincere condolences. Ken was a fellow Realtor for all these many years. We were in the same raquetball league for years although Ken was a much better player and we both rode a huge Brahma in the Businessmans Bullride at the Black Mountain rodeo - as the kids say "back in the day".
    Mike Fredrickson
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat so sad to hear of Ken's passing, great guy. Remember when he sold us our place in snow pines. He will be fondly remembered by us. Doug & Mary Bullock.
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat, Gordie and family. So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. "Mitch' was always 'in the game' whether it was business, golf, skiing, bowling, crib, or racquetball. A man full of life and laughter, and always proud of his family. He will be sorely missed.
    Dennis and Denise Campbell
  • Jan 05, 2019
    To Pat and family. So sorry that Ken has left us. He was such a great friend. Always up beat, lots of jokes almost every day and a great story teller. Always so positive! I enjoyed our visits at his Big White office after a day of skiing. Ken was always held in high esteem by his fellow realtors and the Remax staff for the kind and helpful gentleman that he was. Our sincere condolences to the family. Gerald and Jerry Geen
  • Jan 05, 2019
    First a greeting, then a story, never a meeting without!! Always upbeat and positive. You have lost a very special soulmate. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Neil and Madelaine
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Dear Pat & Family,
    My heart & thoughts are with you at this sad time, I know what you are going through and it is truly heart breaking. You were blessed with such a loving life together, cherish those memories.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Julia Hepburn
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Our sympathies in this time of loss. Ken was a long time valued friend and customer. - Vaski family.
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat, our sincere condolences on Ken's passing. I think the bumper sticker is very accurate. Al & Astrid Kleinfelder.
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat and Family,
    Very sad to hear of Ken's passing. We have many good memories from the adult racing days at Big White and Boxing day lunches. He was a lot of fun.
    Sincerely, Vera, Rick and Doug Ito
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat, it was with shock I heard the news. Ken and you have been friends for many years. Ken will sadly be missed. My condolences to you all and know my thoughts have been with you. Sad news like this show us how precious life is.
    Mike day
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat Gordie and family, please accept my sincere condolences, you were truly blessed to have Ken in your life-he touched so many lives with unconditional love. I remember all the laughs we had at the Four Seasons Raquetball Club.
    My condolences,
    Isa.
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Dear Pat and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Having worked with Ken for so many years I can certainly say it was a pleasure. His impromptu jokes (always good) put a smile on the day. He was always a positive force, and wealth of knowledge. He will certainly be missed by all those who knew him.
    My sincerest condolences
    Bob Baird
  • Jan 05, 2019
    My sincerest condolences. Ken was well respected in the real estate industry. Thinking of you Pat at this sad time.
    Gerri Cottle
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat and family, very sad to hear of Ken's sudden passing. Thinking back through all the years we have known you and Ken, right back to owning our half duplex at Big White together. Good memories......he will be missed.
    Dave and Moyra Skoglund
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat and family......we also are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have nothing but fond and cherished memories of our time with Ken and yourself.
    Vern and Alice Boehlke
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat:
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Ken was my neighbor in the office for a number of years and always had a joke, a computer question....yuk, a story of his weekend at the hill or of his fabulous grandkids. I will miss his jokes, his wisdom, and mostly his friendship.
    Mark Chomyshen
  • Jan 05, 2019
    We have lost a truly genuine, kind person and fun loving friend. Throughout our working relationship, a day didn't go by without Ken coming by my desk to tell his latest joke. (Good or not so good) I figured he stayed awake at night thinking these up. Another show of kindness was when you started playing gin rummy with us girls, he was right there to practice with you so you were comfortable beating us. Lol. Richard and I have totally enjoyed our dinners and drinks together which we will continue to have with you Pat. Sending lots of love.
    Linda Mitchell and Richard Jacobsen
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Dear Pat and Family, so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was such a friendly, kind soul. He will always be remembered in the community and never forgotten.
    Anne Millsap
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Pat and family. We were so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Please accept our condolences.
    Cheryl and Daryll Macdonald
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Pat, Gord and family. So sorry about Ken's passing. A real shock. So many good times to remember,heli skiing,racquetball, golfing, your honeymoon in Hawaii and a joke a day. He was his own man. He will be missed.
    Gord and judy
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Pat and family. So many fond memories of working with Ken, meeting him as a secretary where he started his real estate career at Collinson Mortgage & Investments . A huge piece of life in the good old days are gone. There was only one Ken Mitchell! Pat, our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow and loss of a great guy. Sharon Brown and family
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Pat and family, we are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts.
    The Sitar Family.
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Dear Patty and family, we're so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was one of the best guys in real estate to work with and definitely the best joke teller! Our 40 years of friendship with both of you will always be treasured. Our sincere condolences,
    Bud & Gail
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Dear Pat,
    We are so sorry to learn of Ken's passing. We always enjoyed his company and
    respected his judgement.
    Sincerely Werner and Dianne Dehmel
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Pat and family-sad to hear of Kennie's passing, a genuinely fine fellow who was always kind to me ( except on the rb court) Lots of great memories. Allan Crowder
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Very sad to hear about Ken's passing enjoyed working with him and becoming friends with you both. Sending lots of love your way Pat.
    Dave and Theresa Stafford
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Pat, Gordon and Vivian, We met Ken 38 years ago through Kens mom Olive and his Aunt Lil and uncle Alec. we will be thinking of you all and have you in our prayers at this difficult time. May God hold you and be with you in your loss, sincerely Bob and Ruth Young
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Pat and Family! So sorry to read about Ken's passing! My sincerest condolences!
    Don Urquhart
  • Jan 04, 2019
    To Pat and family, we are so sorry to hear of
    Ken's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Lyal & Berna
  • Jan 04, 2019
    So sad to hear this news. Ken was always so positive. He will me missed. Our thoughts are with you, Pat, Gordon and family.
    Larry & Dorothy Smith
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Pat and family, Ken will be missed in the real estate community, big white and Kelowna in general. He was a very respected man and a pleasure to do business with! I hope I'm here for his celebration Of Life! Darlene Ramsay
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Thinking of you and your family, Pat
    Carol & Woody Robinson
  • Jan 04, 2019
    Pat and Family, I am so sorry about your loss. Ken was a good good man. Jim Herperger
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