(June 5, 1931 – Feb. 15, 2011)
Kenneth (Ken) Jack Shields passed away in Chilliwack General Hospital on February 16, 2011 after a courageous battle with complications following pneumonia at age 79.
He was predeceased by his parents Helen and Larry Shields, his son Philip and first wife Valerie.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Janet; sons: Wesley (Debbie), Terry (Lisa), Jeffrey (Sherri); daughter, Sharon and step-children Gary (Glyn) Corfield, Stephen (Stephanie) Corfield in England and Joanne Thomson (Tom Page) of Cultus Lake. He will be remembered by his grandchildren Melissa (Dustin) Stacy, Dylan, Megan, McKenna, Zachary, Grace, Angela, Christopher, Scott, Nicholas (Tatiana), Tara, Sheldon, Stephen, Lisa, Danielle, Natalie, and Bradley, great-grandchildren: Mekenzie, Carter and Cooper, Jake, Harry, Emma, and Jack.
Ken is also survived by his brother Larry (Carol) of Winnipeg, nieces and nephews Kelly, Tracy (Ray), David and Carson, his cousins John (Bev) Trothern and Robert (Harriet) Trothern of Ontario and their families.
Ken worked as a flight technician for Transport Canada prior to his retirement. He enjoyed painting, sailing, singing, reading World War II Memorabilia, an ongoing love of aviation, travelling and the theatre. He was until recently a member of the Chilliwack Harmony Chorus, as well as a member of Chilliwack Players Guild and a supporter of his wife’s “Brits Abroad” comedy group and he belonged to the Chilliwack Epileptic Society.
Grateful thanks to Dr. Scott Bakker and his colleagues and the nursing staff of ICU and 4th floor south who helped to make his last days comfortable.
A Memorial Service will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack, on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. followed by reception.
No flowers by request. Should friends so desire donations may be made to the Epileptic Society of British Columbia.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com