Kenneth Edward Turnbull
July 15th 1930 – June 29th 2014
Kenneth Edward Turnbull known to his friends as Kenny passed away peacefully June 29th at Burnaby Hospital in the presence of his family.
He is predeceased by his first wife Jean Katherine Turnbull (nee Mortimer) and survived by his two children Steven Kenneth (Wendy) and Linda Howey (nee Turnbull) (Shaun) his grandchildren Cole Howey, Katie Howey, Gavin Turnbull, Ryan Turnbull, Deja Robertson, and his loving sisters Norah Lewis and Marion Allsop.
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England Ken came to B.C. as a child migrant with the Fairbridge Society and grew up at the Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School in Duncan, Vancouver Island. After a time in the Royal Canadian Air Force, mostly overseas, Kenny lived the rest of his life in British Columbia and felt blessed to do so.
His children wish to thank the staff and residents of The Poppy Residence in Burnaby for making his life enjoyable and the staff of Burnaby Hospital (2b and ICU) for making his final days comfortable.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday August 6th at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings Street Burnaby, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 83 or The Poppy Seniors Residence.