Ken Watts passed away peacefully with his wife at his side on July 2, 2004 in Ponderosa Lodge, Kamloops, BC at the age of 73 years.
A celebration of life service will be held at the Ponderosa Lodge Chapel on Saturday morning, July 10th at 10:30 a.m. with Jack Bowers presiding. His son in law, Greg Anderson will share the eulogy.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 8, 1930. Ken worked for years as Credit Manager with the Vernon Credit Union prior to moving to Kamloops where he continued work with several auto related businesses. He was an RCMP auxiliary officer for 10 years, one of the original organizers of the 1991 Cattle Drive, and official photographer of the 1993 Canada Summer Games. He will be well remembered and respected for his love of photography and horses. In the mid 1990’s Ken suffered severe memory loss and moved into Ponderosa Lodge.
Ken leaves his loving family, his wife of 45 years, Peg, his three children, Tracey Butner of Kamloops, Sherri Anderson and husband Greg of Mission and Tim Watts and wife Minori Arai of Ladner; four grandchildren, Shane and Kelsi Butner, Brock and Chelsa Anderson; his sister Mabel Davies of Vernon, brothers, Stan (Pat) of Vernon and Don (Val) of Creston, his uncle Stan Watts of Edmonton; his sister in laws Edie (Gordie) Gregory and Sandy (Brian) Rodgers and numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to all the staff at Ponderosa Lodge for the love and care Ken received over the past several years. Words cannot express the love and appreciation the family has for his extended
family at the Lodge.
No flowers by request of the family. Donations in memory of Ken may be sent to the Alzheimer Society of BC, # 20, 601 — West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1 or charity of choice.
Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral arrangements with cremation are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm. 250 832-2223