Schoening Funeral Service

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Kenneth Ottewell

October 5, 1928February 7, 2020

Ken Ottewell 1928 -2020

Percival Kenneth Ottewell passed away in Salmon Arm, BC, in his 92nd year. Ken (known by most as “KO”) is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lois (Beck), sons Richard (Barbara Anne), Goderich, ON and Mike, Vernon, BC, sister Marjorie Sinclair, Gore Bay, ON and sister-in-law Jannett Ottewell, Wiarton, ON. Predeceased by his brother, Bev. Also survived by his grandchildren Jon (Candace) Ottewell, Amanda (Shauna) Cottrell, Laura (Michael) Poole, Jeremy (Maggie) Ottewell, Ryan Ottewell, Melissa (David) McMullan and great-grandchildren Owen, Eli, Callie, Nieva and Shane. He will be sadly missed by Joan Bloedel. KO taught building construction in Exeter, ON for most of his 35 year teaching career, instilling the love of woodworking and building in hundreds of his students. He was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. After retiring, first to ACW and then to St. Ives, BC, he planted thousands of trees and built and erected hundreds of bird nesting boxes. His lifelong love of the outdoors has been passed on to his family and will be his legacy. No visitation or public funeral at KO’s request. Cremation has taken place. Private family service and interment at Colpoys Bay Cemetery, Wiarton, ON at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to The Jack Miner Bird Foundation (Jackminer.ca) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Click the icon below to share a memory with Ken's family.


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Jeff Borland

March 17, 2020

Lois and Family
Please accept my condolence in the passing of Ken.

Jeff Borland

Paula Woods

March 16, 2020

Dear Lois,
I was so sorry to read that Ken has passed. I always looked forward to you and Kens next hair appointment when we got a chance to chat and catch up. Ken was always such a character and a gentleman.
He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
With kindness regards .

Peter Snell

March 14, 2020

Lois and family
So many wonderful memories of our friendship over the years with your family. Your flowing expressiveness on the piano was always special to me when I had the opportunity to play my guitar with you.
I got to know Ken through my period of substitute teaching at the high school. Those were special times, and I’m sure your time out west continued to bring you happiness. So sad to accept the reality of our age and that we are losing many who are so dear to us.
Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Peter and Sharron

Pete & Eleanor Armstrong

February 25, 2020

Lois , Richard , Mike and familys,
Sorry to hear of Kens passing . We still think of you often and when back in Ontario we would love to meet up with you . Richard knows how to find us . Beer-Runt & Elf

Shelley Worsell

February 24, 2020

Our sincere condolences to Lois and all of her family following the death of their dearest Ken. We felt so fortunate to get to know Ken and Lois in their ACW days. We treasured their friendship, and maintained a great deal of respect for them both. Fondest memories of Ken!
Bob and Shelley Worsell

Lois Tebbutt

February 19, 2020

Dear Lois:
Wayne and I have read, sadly, the notice of Ken's passing in the Goderich paper. Our condolences to you, Richard, Barbara Anne, Mike and families.
We remember, fondly, the visits to your farm in Ashfield and your comfortable hospitality. It seemed that Ken was at ease with whomever arrived and he took great pleasure in sharing stories about his farming adventures. He had a remarkable attitude and he continued to be an engaging personality. You shall miss him.
Thinking of you with love.
Wayne and Lois Tebbutt

Debbie & Bob Anderton

February 18, 2020

Hugs!! And more hugs!! We are so sorry for your loss... KO was the best of the best and he will always hold a very special place in our hearts! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your amazing family during this difficult time. Love to all 😘

Bob & Debbie xoxo

Ellen Cottrell

February 15, 2020

I met KO at my daughter and his granddaughter ‘s wedding. I remember well his speech. The love and pride he had for his granddaughter and the rest of his family was very evident.
Reading the memories on this site is evidence of a life well lived and how his life effected so many others in a positive way. What better legacy to leave.
May your loss be eased and the memories live on.
Ellen Cottrell

Sharon Allan Riives

February 15, 2020

My children and I have so many wonderful memories of times spent with Ken and Lois. I am trying to think of one outstanding memory so that I don’t use a lot of space in the memory book .I must say that each time of visiting them in their environment was an adventure for us. My son Greg was especially excited to see Ken because Ken knew just what boys like to do. He took us fishing and both children caught a large pike fish. He taught Greg to row a boat and dock it. On one visit Ken brought Greg pieces of wood and they made an airplane. Greg comments that Ken had a very kind and soft heart for him . We all loved him.

Samantha Nugent

February 13, 2020

My deepest condolences. Growing up with Ken in my life was an absolute privileged. He was like a grandfather to me and I will miss him dearly. My thoughts are with you and your family.