KENNETH ALBERT OLIVER

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our brother Kenneth Albert Oliver, age 72, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at La Verendrye General Hospital with his brother James by his side.

Ken was born August 26, 1949, in Fort Frances to Bert and Pamela (Parsons) Oliver. He grew up in Fort Frances and was a hard and conscientious worker all his life. He wasn’t afraid of work, he had numerous jobs during his lifetime, such as the Peat Moss Plant, Arc Industries, Fontana’s Houseboats and Community Living, shoveling snow, cutting grass, cleaning offices, sweeping sidewalks. He loved to sweep! Even after his mother passed, he’d be over sweeping the sidewalks and boulevard. He retired at the age of 65 after 30 years with Community Living.

Ken loved country music, western movies and liked to watch Nascar Races. Ken was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 47 years and loved to go there to socialize. He loved to dance and would get up and sing karaoke with his friends. He knew a lot of people, he’d say hello to everyone, even if he didn’t know them. Ken had a soft spot for animals, especially dogs and also liked to feed the squirrels and chickadees peanuts.

In the last year and a half as Ken fought a battle with his health, he was strong, brave and resilient. He never complained for all he had to go through. He always said thank you.

Ken will be greatly missed by his brothers Darcy, Trevor (Roberta) and James; his sister Carolyn; nieces and nephews Pam, Debbie, Robert, Brandis and Andrea and their families; aunts Dixie Oliver of Selkirk and Gwyneth Parsons of South Wales; and numerous cousins.

He has left us now to be with his mum and dad and sister-in-law Diane. We love you and will miss you Ken. You were a good brother.

Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at a later date when family can gather.

Donations can be made in Ken’s memory to Riverside Health Care, Royal Canadian Legion or Community Living in care of Green Funeral Home, Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.

Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.

Sleep well sweet prince, may flights of angels lead thee to thy rest.