Kennyth George CALDER

23 November, 192824 December, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Kennyth George Calder at the grand age of 92. Ken was born November 23rd 1928 and left us to be reunited with the love of his life his wife Madeline, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 24th 2020. Christmas was always Mom’s favourite holiday and it is comforting to know that they will finally get to spend Christmas together again. Ken was predeceased by his two sons; Wayne Calder and Ron Dorman and is survived by five daughters, Marg Anne Locke, Wendy Cole, Sharon Slade, Kathy Jakiwchuk and Nancy MacLachlan. He was the proud grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Ken was a loyal and respected member of The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 58, having started as a Charter member of Local 873 where he worked on TV shows such as Tugboat Annie and The Last of the Mohicans. Ken proudly received his 60-year pin from IATSE Local 58 in 2019 after a very long and storied career as a proud stagehand. Ken’s family would like to acknowledge the magnificent staff of the North York Seniors Health Centre for the amazing care they took of our father during his residency there. The love, kindness and compassion they have shown was exemplary. Their work as front-line health care workers is to be commended and words alone cannot express our gratitude to them. A final curtain call for Ken.

Ken wishes were to be cremated. There will be private graveside service at Highland Memory Garden on Tuesday January 19, 2021 at 11 am. Attendance is restricted and limited to the most immediate family members, only. You are invited to witness the graveside service via Live Stream by using the following link found below and in the section marked "Private Graveside Service". Further if you are not able to join at that time, the recording will still be available for 30 days to follow the date of the graveside service.

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Mike Widmeyer

1 January 2021

Always looked forward to visits from aunt Madeline and uncle Ken. He was a helping hand around the farm and helped create lots of laughter around the kitchen table. A real loss to the family. Rest In Peace

Don Widmeyer

30 December 2020

Many good memories of our hunting expeditions. Thanks for being such a great role model to all of us.

Tim Widmeyer

29 December 2020

Just a lot of good memories of times spent playing Cards on the old kitchen table up at the farm. Saying Hi and special wishes to you Ladies. Uncle Ken was a great man.

Richard Widmeyer

29 December 2020

sorry for your loss

paul archbold

28 December 2020

A respected MAN. A great stagehand. He will be missed. Rest in peace brother. I give a standing ovation.

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