MAXTED, Kenneth Lloyd WW II Veteran
June 24th, 1922 ~ April 12, 2015
With family by his side, Ken passed away peacefully at The Village at Mill Creek, Kelowna, BC, on April 12th, 2015, at the age of 92 years. Ken died of a broken heart and has joined his beloved wife, Molly, who predeceased him on December 23, 2014. They would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this September.
Ken was proud to have served his beautiful homeland, first in the Canadian Army 1942 – 1946 and following a brief sojourn as a civilian, he rejoined the military family in 1953, in the Canadian Air Force, serving in Ottawa (Rockcliffe) and Whitehorse. After 25 years of service, he retired from the Forces at which time he and Molly moved to Kelowna. Always active, Ken then worked with Canada Post,
Kelowna before re-retiring in 1987.
Ken was born in Brandon, MB, the 13th of 14 children of Mary Jane (Stafford) and Albert Maxted on June 24th, 1922. He is survived by his children, Glenn ‘Max’ of Santiago,
MX, Patricia Shevchuk (Dave) Kelowna, Ron (Jaclyn)
Calgary, Alan Casey (Cathy) Port Alberni, Julie
Maxted-Murchison (Norm) Ottawa, his baby sister,
Velma (Bonnie) Beattie, Weyburn, and special
daughter-in-law Sharon Maxted, Kelowna. Ken was the proud Grampy/Poppie to 18 grandchildren and 15
great-grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered by long-time friends, Marg Prowse and family, Kelowna/AB, Andy and Margaret Clements, Peachland, as well as
numerous nieces, nephews and friends. There was
nothing Ken liked better than being around family
and friends. He was a great hugger!
Until deteriorating health restricted his activities, Ken
enjoyed the great outdoors, hiking, gardening, camping, fishing and hunting, especially with his sons and nephew, Don (Terri) Maxted, Calgary.
Ken and Molly enjoyed their first home on Longhill Road
in Kelowna and loved their peaceful setting on the mountain in Peachland. They returned to Kelowna in 2012, to reside at Chatsworth Senior Home. Following Molly’s passing,
Ken moved to The Village at Mill Creek.
We extend our sincere appreciation and thanks to the
wonderful staff in the Shannon Community, The Village
at Mill Creek , for the care and concern given to Dad during these past few months. Ken’s wishes were that, in lieu
of flowers, donations be made to Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation (JDRF), BC Children’s Hospital or
a charity of your choice. A memorial service for Ken
and Molly will take place in Kelowna on Saturday,
May 23rd, 2015 , at 1:00 p.m.
at First Memorial Funeral Services,
1211 Sutherland Ave. Condolences may be
sent to the family by visiting:
Arrangements entrusted with
First Memorial Funeral Services,