OBITUARY

Adolph "Ken" James Forgeron

24 December , 192411 April , 2019
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Adolph James Forgeron “Ken” age 94 of Halifax passed away at home April 11, 2019 where he lived with his loving wife Rosie (nee Babin) of 67 years. Ken met the love of his life Rosie growing up in West Arichat Cape Breton. Prior to marrying Rosie in 1951 he served in the Canadian Air Force during WWII and graduated from StFX University with a BA and B.Ed. Ken and Rosie moved to Halifax in 1955 where they had many friends and family. Ken was a gifted and inspiring teacher to countless numbers of students whose lives he influenced through his devotion to educating youth as a teacher, guidance counselor, administrator, and involvement in school extracurricular activities. He spent most of his teaching career at St. Agnes Junior High School, Halifax. He was a member of Saint Benedict’s parish, a keen golfer, card player, and square dancer who always had a smile and joke. He was a devoted father and grandfather who put his family first. Ken was preceded in death by his 7 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife and children Petronille “Punch” (Paul) LeMoine; Judy (Robert) Power; Derrick (Denise) Forgeron; Paula Forgeron and her husband Ian Galloway; grandchildren Renee Tourigny; Michael Power; Ted (Clare) Power; Andrew LeMoine; Brooke Forgeron; Jacques Forgeron; and 7 great grand children. He also leaves behind many dear nieces and nephews. A special thank you to his nieces Gail Samson and Myrtle Levesque. The family wants to thank the QEII palliative care services, especially Devon Hennigar RN, the VON, and Northwood Homecare. His ever-present quiet strength will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers donations to the palliative care services at the QEII would be appreciated. Visitation Sunday April 14, from 5 – 8pm at JA Snow Funeral Home, Halifax. Funeral Mass to be held Monday April 15, 10:30am at St Benedict Church, Halifax.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, 14 April , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 15 April , 2019
  • Reception Monday, 15 April , 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, 15 April , 2019
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Adolph "Ken" James Forgeron

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Chris Hale

17 April 2019

To the family of Ken Forgeron,

I was very sorry to hear of Mr. Forgeron’s passing. I attended St. Agnes in the mid-seventies, when he was the guidance counsellor. Mr. Forgeron’s input and advice resulted in my making choices that proved to be very important in high school and beyond, and I owe him a large debt of gratitude. One aside - at that time, Latin had ceased to be part of the regular curriculum, but Grade 9 students were given the option to take Latin with Mr. Forgeron as an extra course, which was a very kind gesture on his part. I have regretted many times since that I didn’t do so.

JANET & WILLIAM FOUGERE

15 April 2019

Judy and Rob, our condolences. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.

DIANA MONTAG ( neeTessier)

14 April 2019

Ken's smile was the gift he gave me. I will always remember him with great fondness.
My prayers are with you all especially to you Rosie.
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
Mother Teresa
Love, Diana Montag ( nee Tessier)

Kathryn Osborne

14 April 2019

Derek , Denise , Brooke , Jacques and Family

You have my love and prayers . Your dad was a wonderful man Derek , there is another angel in Heaven and he will watch over you all .
Kathryn

Petronella Morrrell

14 April 2019

I was sorry to hear of Mr. Forgeron's passing. He was my favourite teacher at St Agnes in the early 1960's. In addition to being a great teacher, he had a lovely smile. While most people called me Pat, he always called me Petronella. My condolences to all of his family.

Almon Chisholm

13 April 2019

My deepest sympathy to Ken’s family .As a former student of his I have very fond memory’s of his time on Port Hawkesbury.He was a wonderful teacher and always,always had time for his students..he certainly left a a most favourable impression of his teaching time in our town..
Almon Chisholm





Pat Dye (Sherlock)

13 April 2019

My condolences to family. Mr. Forgeron was my favorite teacher. He taught me in grade 9 at St. Agnes School in the late 1960s. I will never forget him.
He was an awesome teacher and man. RIP Mr. Forgeron. ❤️

Sandi Armstrong

13 April 2019

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sending love and hugs to all Paula. Love you hon.

Stu MacKenzie

13 April 2019

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We can't be there as we are away for the month. We will be thinking of you and your family.

Brian / Bev Ward

13 April 2019

Dear Punch

Bev and I would like to express our deepest condolences regarding the loss of your father. Your dad was my grade 7 teacher at St Agnes and I remember those days fondly.

Much love and prayers,

Brian

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