Kenneth Russell Deighton

August 12, 1927January 12, 2021

In loving memory of Kenneth Russell Deighton, August 12, 1927, who passed away on January 12, 2021 at the age of 93 years at Kelowna General Hospital.

Ken was raised & married in SK. and retired from the CNR after 35 years of service, most of which time he and his family lived in MB.. He was an avid sportsman; enjoying hunting, fishing, curling and biking. He was also a lifetime member of The Elks Lodge and served as an Exalted Ruler for a term. As well as watching hockey and football, he was still, at the age of 92, riding his bicycle around Mundson Pond & area.

Ken was a kind, gentle man who always made people feel comfortable and he loved to joke around. Many new friends were made playing cards, as well as camping, after he & Esther retired to Kelowna.

Dad loved his family and playing with his grandchildren, of which they have many fond memories.

Ken was pre-deceased by his grandson, Trevor, and daughter-in-law, Jann. He is survived by his loving wife, Esther, of 71 years, sons, Rodger, Gary (Andrea), & daughter Cheryl (Marty), 5 grandchildren, & 3 great granddaughters. He will truly be missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.

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Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC. 250-762-2299


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Tracy Deighton

January 19, 2021

I have great memories of grandpa. We played a lot of cards where he would so obviously cheat just to get a laugh and play jokes. Being a kid, running away from him giggling because he'd be chasing me with his teeth out (that's one of my fondest because he'd still do it while being all grown up). The bedtime stories he'd read were always great and some with props. The time I would spend with them when they had their RV. There's just so many, but they were all happy, usually laughing. I could always rely on his phone calls asking me "how many dogs do you have now?". He genuinely cared for all that are apart of the Deighton clan and especially grandma. It didn't matter at any time, the way he looked at his wife...there was nothing but love. I'm going to miss seeing that most of all. The love they have for eachother is something I think everyone in the world strives for. I love you grandpa. Xo

Susan Korneychuk

January 18, 2021

Sending my dearest condolences and sympathy following the loss of your dear husband, father, and grandfather. May your own and your shared memories of him and time spent with him help comfort and guide you through the coming days as life continues to move forward. Bless you all.