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News - Births Deaths and Marriages - 3 Jan 2011

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Births Deaths and Marriages: 3 Jan 2011
OBITUARY - Comrade Kenneth McLennan

McLENNAN, Kenneth Wilson 1920 - 2010
Passed away peacefully at Grand River Hospital, on Friday, December 31, 2010 at the age of 90 years. He was the cherished husband of Grace Couture-McLennan and they leave a large extended family to mourn. Ken was pre-deceased in 2001 by his wife of 53 years, Reta. They are survived by their sons Brian (Nancy) and Ross, seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Ken was born near Thessalon, ON, in September of 1920, one of four children of Tom and Renee McLennan. He was raised on their farm until he left for the Army at the outbreak of WW II, when he served with the Essex Scottish Regiment in Canada and Europe. After the war he moved to Kitchener/Waterloo where he met and married Reta in 1948. He worked for Uniroyal for over 40 years. Ken was an avid curler, lawn bowler, and card player, especially crib. He belonged to many organizations including the Royal Canadian Legion Br 530 for almost 60 years, First United Church, Elmira Curling Club and the Granite Club. He was a volunteer driver for "Meals on Wheels" for twelve years. Ken will always be remembered for his sharp wit, his jokes, and his down-to-earth personality. He was always the happiest when he was with his friends and family. Friends are invited to share their memories of Ken with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. LEGION SERVICE 7 PM Tuesday at the Funeral Home A Funeral Service to celebrate Ken's life will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Burial at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntington Society of Canada and can be arranged through the funeral home, www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

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