Kenneth Raymond Caldwell
17 July, 1938 – 1 June, 2020
Kenneth Raymond Caldwell passed away peacefully at Agape Hospice in Calgary, Alberta on Monday, June 1, 2020 at the age of 81 years with his son and daughter at his bedside.
Ken was born in Drumheller, Alberta on July 17, 1938 to Raymond and Rose Caldwell. He was a Leading Seaman in the Royal Canadian Navy, enlisting on October 2, 1957 and being discharged on October 2, 1962. Ken was an avid boxer in the Navy where he won the Boxing North Atlantic Command Championships in 1958. He also played football and was drafted to the Toronto Argonauts before injury ended his football career. Ken then became employed at AGT/Telus where he was a Communications Technician before retiring after 25 years Ken is lovingly remembered by his son Grant Caldwell, his daughter Kyla Wilde, granddaughter Mackenzie Caldwell and his best friend James Jones as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
He was predeceased by his sister Lois Robinson and eldest daughter Rhonda Caldwell.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic a private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to The Alberta Cancer Society at https://www.albertacancer.ca/donate/ and or the Agape Hospice at http://www.agapehospice.ca/ahfunding.html.
Kenneth Raymond Caldwell
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2 June 2021
It doesn't seem like it's been already been a year. Ken was a remarkable person who will always be remembered in everyone's heart. With much love. Your niece Joyce and nephew Tyrell.
18 June 2020
It is with great sadness that I have heard about the passing of Ken.
When I was hired with AGT, my new foreman Johnny Thomas (main rack) assigned me to work with Ken (switching) to verify all lines (two wires or more for each telephone number). The job would take up to six months to complete. Ken co-oridinated the whole job. He was very kind, hardworking, quiet, and dedicated. We finished the assigned job, much ahead of schedule and had a highly successful cutover from an old mechanical switch to a new digital switch. After this job was completed Ken and I did not keep in close contact as I was moved out of the downtown area.
Ken's incredible ethics are something I have tried to adhere to my whole life. Please forward my condolences to the entire Caldwell family at this time of losing this wonderful man. Please let me know when you are having the memorial, as I would be love to attend.
11 June 2020
I was just now able to view ken's service. I had a few tears. Ken was my only uncle. I remember when he came to Coquitlam,BC to spend time with me in 1998 to give me comfort after my mother's passing. He stayed for 2 weeks. That's the type of caring person he was. I remember coming to Calgary in 1979 with my mom Mabel (Caldwell) Grosse and my son (Tyrell)to see the Stampede. Ken would always hold my son's hand and call him (little man). He chose my son's first pair of cowboy boots. We had a great time. Ken will always be remembered and never forgotten. I will miss my Christmas lottery buddy. So long Ken. We will meet one day.
5 June 2020
You were a great friend Ken. I will sorely miss the monthly breakfast gathering we enjoyed, solving the world problems etc, if only they would have asked for our advice, ha ha ha.