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TAYLOR, Kenneth Gordon

TAYLOR, Kenneth Gordon

Born May 9, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of my beloved husband on December 21, 2018. He is survived by his wife Gladys, of Kelowna; his former wife, Dorothy and their three daughters Karen, Donna, Janet; sons-in-law Terry, Dave,Louie; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren in Ontario; his extended family here, my sons, Kevin, Mark, Paul; daughter-in-law Joanne; granddaughter Kristene along with his great grandson Isaac with whom he spent many happy days camping, fishing and just hanging out together talking.
For over 50 years he was Santa to hundreds of children including his own girls and grandchildren, at daycare centres and even for the RCMP Christmas party in Kelowna. Ken was a long-time volunteer with Community Policing, served on the Board of Directors for the Kelowna Safety Council, served three years with Airport Watch and was owner of Kelowna Movers Ltd. for 31 years. Ken passed away at home very quickly and peacefully after a year-long illness, looking at all the Christmas lights in our home, as this was his favourite time of the year. His Celebration of Life will be held on January 26, 2019 at Mission Creek Alliance Church, 2091 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna SPCA.


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Condolence Messages
  • Jan 26, 2019
    Ken was more than just a boss for me, he was also a friend. More than that, he was like a third dad and always made me feel like I was part of the family. He was compassionate and we had many heart to heart chats during the years that I worked for him. He is greatly missed.
    Maureen
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Will greatly miss my "honey-do-list" neighbour. 25 years of friendship and support. I'm grateful we've had that special relationship.
    Colleen
  • Jan 14, 2019
    Gladys and family,
    We can't believe Ken is no longer with us.Its seems like just yesterday he gave me my first chance in my driving career.I will always remember his generosity and caring nature. Although we hadn't been in touch in quite awhile,last fall he helped me with my personal move.His character remained the same as the first day I met him.He will be missed by all.
    Lyle & Sam
  • Jan 14, 2019
    My sincere condolences to Gladys and her family on Ken's passing I knew Ken for almost 10 years working at space centre self storage where Ken's business was and I had the privilege of getting to know Ken very well. he was a kind man and ran a good business very professionally as I saw it he cared about people and their well being he would help you anyway he could if he was able to. we use to have great chats at the workplace and good laughs I will definitely miss him and I'm sure he already setting up moves and helping people in heaven, RIP. Ken
    Roy Butt
  • Jan 14, 2019
    Gladys, I am shocked to read about Ken's passing. He was always larger than life to me and we enjoyed many stories over the past 40 years. I am sorry we lost touch the past two years. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Norm Sandvik
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Dear Gladys, sorry to read of Ken's passing.
    I enjoyed the many years that I dealt with him when I worked at E Z Way Travel. He has not gone, he has just gone ahead.
    Sincerely, Carol Romanchuk - Capri Travel
  • Jan 13, 2019
    So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. We had lots of good laughs over the years nothing working in the moving industry.
    Jan Ingraham
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Gladys,
    So very sorry to read of the loss of Ken - He was one of those special people that had such a loving and caring heart for all. One that will never be forgotten by many. Will do my best to attend the celebration of his life.
    Sending Hugs and Love to you - Shelley Lyon <3
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Gladys I'm so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Joan Brown.
  • Jan 13, 2019
    My sincere condolences to all of Ken's family.
    Gladys, remembering all the wonderful and fun times spent with you and Ken. How Ken's eyes would twinkle when he deliberately made some ridiculous statement! Above all his unselfish caring and commitment to his community.
    Love, Nora Perehudoff, Collingwood, ON
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