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Kenneth John Aker

29 août 193114 septembre 2020
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Ken passed away peacefully on September 14, 2020 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of 65 years to Barbara. Cherished father of Steve (Gail), Nanci Cole (Greg), and Linda Langlois (Len). Loving grandpa of Ryan, Chris, Nick, Jordan, Emily, Jacob, Nate, Amanda, and Olivia and great grandfather of Oliver and Finn. He will be greatly missed by many family members and friends. He was a retiree from the Prudential Insurance Company of America, where he worked from May 1956 to January 1993 when he retired as the Director of Marketing for Canada. Ken was a devoted volunteer coach of several hockey and baseball teams and had a great influence on many young athletes.Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 22 from 1pm-5pm at JERRETT FUNERAL HOME (660 Kennedy Rd. Scarborough) and a funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, September 23 at 11 am at ST. MARIA GORETTI PARISH (717 Kennedy Rd.). Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ken may be made to Prostate Cancer Canada.

Services

  • Visitation

    mardi, 22 septembre , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    mercredi, 23 septembre , 2020

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Kenneth John Aker

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ENNO KERCKHOFF

29 septembre , 2020

Barbara and family,
I am so very sad to learn that Ken has passed. He was truly an exceptional, generous, lovely man.... in so many ways. He was my boss for 20 years, so I got to know him pretty well !!.....and though I worked with many wonderful people at Pru, there was none better than Ken....and this is coming from a subordinate who seemed to make it a sport to provoke the "Ken Aker Squint", usually with Ken at his desk and me standing in front. In one of our "interactions" though, he ended the discussion by picking me up and stuffing me into a 4' tall, wide-top waste basket....which I had to "rock" and topple to get out of !

Those were the best of times...not only in the context of routine Head Office marketing work...(most of the squints)...but more commonly at years and years of Company Conferences. The antics and stories that Bill Croft, Bruce Bell, Ken
Horwood and I created and experienced ( with a supporting cast too, of course) would make quite an interesting and funny book.
You may recall Barb, when I decided to leave Pru I called at the house with a bottle of scotch to tell Ken. It was a difficult decision to leave the perfect (well almost) job. It became a late night !

While I am sad about his passing....I am cheered and thankful for the many memories and joy Ken brought into my life.

Ann Raymore

22 septembre , 2020

Barb & Family

I was so sorry to read of Ken's passing. 'The Ake' was a great, well respected guy to know at Prudential. Hugh & I could always count on Ken to keep our Christmas Pru parties on Merton St, well entertained.

I have fond memories of Ken & he will be greatly missed.
My condolences to the family.

Ann Raymore

John Kotyk

22 septembre , 2020

Steve and Family,

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. From the anecdotes you've shared about him, I have no doubt that his passing will leave a void in your lives that will be impossible to fill. May you always have the memories of your time together to see you through.

John Kotyk

Barbara Robertson

21 septembre , 2020

Barbara & Family
I was saddened to hear that Ken passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Barbara Robertson

Peter Meli

21 septembre , 2020

Steve
We heard the sad news about your father. Please accept our deepest condolences during thus difficult time.
Hoping the special memories you all shared with him will make you smile and give you strength and comfort.

Special prayers are being sent your way 🙏🙏

Nick Ferrari

20 septembre , 2020

To the Aker family.

Deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. I never had the pleasure of meeting Ken but knowing his son Steve I have a strong sense he was a man with with a big personality and a good heart. May all of you find comfort in your faith, the time you had together, and the memories that were made.

Wayne Brewer

20 septembre , 2020

Jay and I always saw Ken and his wife Barb as friends first, neighbours second. Late one night, Jay locked herself out of the house. Luckily, Ken answered the door and let her stay until I arrived home. Jay recalls it was a fun evening listening to Ken's stories about everything from travelling to New York to how the neighbourhood has changed. Since that night, it has been great getting to know Ken and Barb's family and we are thankful for being invited to birthdays and anniversaries. Thank you, Ken, for some great memories.

Dorothy Hill

20 septembre , 2020

I am so glad that I spent a few days with Ken and Barb last December. This is a difficult time for all. It is my belief that those who are forever loved rest in peace. RIP Ken.

Diane Johnston

17 septembre , 2020

Our Deepest Sympathy from both Mark and myself. We feel very bad we cannot be with you;but, the US border remains closed.
Our sympathy to ALL of your family's;and, you know he is resting and is at peace In Gods loving arms. May all of the memories bring you comfort throughout these difficult times.
You all lost a loving father and Barb has lost the Love of her life and her partner in life. We hope the love and prayers of friends and family give you the strength to get through the difficult days ahead.
Our sympathy to all of the grandchildren at the loss of their grandfather. May they also find peace in the coming days reflecting upon all of the memories throughout the years. May they also find strength from the Love and prayers sent from family and friends .
LOVE ❤️ AND FRIENDSHIP
MARK AND DIANE JOHNSTON
Buffalo, N. Y.

Robert Kinsall

16 septembre , 2020

My sincerest condolences to my Aunt Barbara, her children Steve, Nanci, & Linda. All the grandchildren & great grandchildren. I will always remember our family coming up from Tennessee to visit at Thanksgiving & Christmas staying at Granny & Grandpa's house at 217 Woodville Ave. with Aunty Fran, Aunty Van, Jim & John Candy all living in that house, and making room for us to stay for 2 weeks at a time, Betty, J.Y., Cindy, Robert, & Tooty. Then the festivities wouldn't start until Ken, Barb, Steve, Nanci, & Linda would arrive. That's 16 in that small house sometimes 17 when Charlie was there, what a party! To break up the monotony a lot of the party's were at Ken & Barb's home, we loved watching the home movies in his den. God Bless you all, We love you!

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