August 2, 1934 – January 19, 2019
Passed away peacefully at The Westmount LTC in his 84th year with his son by his side.
Beloved father of David of Kitchener and Michelle of Vancouver. Proud grandfather of Morgan of Kitchener and Molly of Vaughan.
Pre-deceased by his parents James and Adelia Sangster, his brothers Morris, William, Gordon and James, and sisters Ruth, Joyce, Grace and Evelyn.
Born in Stratford Ontario, Ken relocated to Kitchener where he was a proud employee working at J.M. Schneider’s for 35 years. He made several close bonds with his colleagues and made lasting friendships.
He was known as a soft spoken, kind and gentle soul. Ken always saw the best in people and engaged fully in life. His jovial nature, generosity, patience and sense of humour were just a few of the wonderful qualities for which he will be remembered.
Always willing to give of his time freely, Ken was active in the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association in the mid 1970’s as a volunteer coach and team manager. He was affectionately given the nick-name “Punk Rock” by the players, due to his affinity for high top running shoes.
Ken was an avid camper and always enjoyed an opportunity to spend time with his son fishing, and sharing life stories.
When he moved from his home to The Westmount LTC he was quickly embraced by the residents and staff. He was an active member of the Resident Council as he advocated for others. He engaged in many activities, outings and functions, and was proud to be a first and second year graduate of “The Westmount Academy”.
The family would like to express gratitude to The Westmount staff for the amazing care they provided. Ken felt as though he was a part of their family, and was always shown exceptional kindness and compassion.
A memorial will take place in the spring to honour Ken’s life.
Donations to The Westmount LTC – Academy Program, or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.westmountfuneralchapel.com
- The Westmount LTC – Academy Program
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Jeannette Bronson (nee Briner)
March 4, 2019
Hi David and Michelle,
My condolences about your father. I came across your father's obituary and brought memories back of my childhood. I am the eldest daughter of Clara and Wally Briner. My parents used to chum around with your parents back in the day before they both divorced. Now that is going back a long time ago! My mom passed about 3 years ago and my dad is still living.
I just thought I would pass along my condolences and say hi from the past.
Jeannette Bronson (Briner)
January 23, 2019
Dear: David, Michelle and family. Our deepest condolences for the loss of Kenneth. My father Bill Haid worked many years at J.M. Schneider's on Courtland Ave. He always had many stories to share with us at the dinner table when he came home from work every night many times we heard the names; Ken Sangster , Wally Rieck Jack, and Ken Burgetz etc. Many warm memories that dad had of the everyday things that happened when he worked with all the guys. The catering they did and all the cooking they did in the Roast and Jellied meat dept. Dad is 92 yrs old now has some dementia but is still living in his house. May God bless you all and be there for you in your time of need.