Ken (Kenneth) Arnold Read

Colin Cole Bradley Hall

Ken (Kenneth) Arnold Read, aged 74, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2011 in Kelowna B.C. after a short yet courageous battle with cancer with his children by his side. Ken was born in Hanna, Alberta and later moved to Calgary, Alberta. Ken worked for CN and transferred to Jasper in 1970 where he eventually retired in 1995, he held positions from brakeman up to General Yardmaster. Ken later moved to Kelowna where he spent his retirement years. Ken was predeceased by his parents Evelyn and Arnold Read and brother, Donald Read. He is survived by his sister, Linda Conley (Terry) and his favorite Aunt Ada Smith and many nieces and nephews. He leaves behind to mourn his loss his loving children Kathy Tassoni (Bruno)and grandchildren Daniel, Matthew and Ashley; Kelly Deagle (Jurgen) and grandchildren Jeremy, Hope and Aidan; Terri Smith (Donald) and grandchildren Lucas, Tyson and Hailey all of Jasper; and Kevin Read (Sheila) and grandchildren Kolby and Skye of Kelowna, B.C. Also by his side during his illness was his former wife, Elaine Read. No service will be held as per Ken’s wishes. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Central Okanagan Hospice Association ( You can also leave comments on the guest book at

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