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Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

615 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

OBITUARY

Kenneth William Waines

December 20, 1931August 24, 2019

Ken passed away peacefully with his daughter Kimberly and nephew Darrell at his side on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Hamilton General Hospital.

Ken leaves behind his beloved wife Claire of 54 years. His daughter Kimberly, whom he cherished, tirelessly stood vigil throughout his final days. In addition, Ken leaves three beautiful Granddaughters, Alexandra, Kourtney and Chelsea whom he adored. Sister Maureen Louch and niece and nephew Ann Marie and Dennis were frequently by his side during his last days. Many nieces and nephews will miss their Uncle Ken as well as his many dear friends including Zona Mckay, Bev Pike, Rona and Don Hopcroft and Marissa and Jim Battrick to name just a few.

Ken was a proud Veteran of the Royal Canadian Airforce as well as a Commissionaire later in life. Kind and generous, Ken left a trail of smiles and laughter wherever he went. A rare ability to see the humorous side of any situation was one of his greatest gifts. His dedication to his rescued pets, be it a dog, cat or pigeon was an example of the light that shone from his heart everyday. When the tears and sorrow subside, smiles and laughter will be the legacy he has left to us all.

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Claire Waines

August 31, 2019

As Darrell has so beautifully written particularly of Ken's famous sense of humor, this is a perfect example of his Groucho impression when you're trying to be serious.
How do you stay mad at a nut like this when you're having a very adamant disagreement.

Darrell Stewart

August 28, 2019

I am saddened that I've had to say goodbye to my Uncle Ken. He was a never ending source of laughter and happiness to me, and I'm sure to many many others. For a little boy without a dad, he was there to take me fishing and to football games. I remember him being larger than life. He had massive hands that would swallow mine in a handshake, even as I grew into an adult. I have visions of him playing the fool, doing a burlesque dance for all of my aunts, laughing so hard we were all in tears. The tears came for a different reason this time. I'm a better man today because of my uncle Ken. He probably didn't think of himself as a mentor, but he was in my eyes. I'm glad I was there for him in his final hours. It's all I could give to a man who probably never realized how much he gave to me. You'll never be forgotten buddy.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY