Kenneth R. MacDonald

Kenneth R. MacDonald

Kenneth R. MacDonald formerly of Quesnel, passed away peacefully at his home in Hamilton, Ontario on February 3, 2011. Ken was born on September 2, 1931 in Bronte, Ontario.

He worked as a jockey for 3 years and then served 12 years as a MP in the US Army during the Korean war. He then returned to Ontario. He married his first wife, Carol MacBeth, in 1961 and his second wife, Cece Dempsey in 1989. Ken lived in Quesnel for 6 years where he worked at Clayton Funeral Directors. Ken and Cece returned to Ontario in 1998.

He leaves to mourn his passing his daughters Kim Harismovich (Jim Elhage) and Debby of Ontario, his brother Paul (Norma) of Quesnel, nephew Glen (Sam) of Onoway, Alberta, niece Cheryl (Joe) Brietkopf, step daughter Des Miller (Andy Newman), step grandchildren Tristan and Tylesia all of Quesnel, his step children Shelly Maxwell, Tyrome Miller, Stanley (Dawn) Miller, Deidra Miller, 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and two-step granddaughters all of Oakville and Hamilton, Ontario.

Predeceased by his Mother Isabel in 1961, his father Kenneth in 1971, his wife Carol in 1986 and his wife Cece in 2006.

Cremation and internment took place in Hamilton, Ontario.

We had you in our lives but only for a short time. You were a son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and a great grandfather, but most of all you were a true friend to those who knew and loved you.

On February 3, God’s angels came down, took you by the hand, and led you home to the open arms of your family and friends who had passed away before you. We love and miss you with all our hearts and souls but we know you are in a better place and pain free. We will meet again one day when it is our turn to make the journey to Heaven. Till then watch over us because you are now our guardian angel from above.

Love always your family

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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