January 5, 1952 to February 25, 2016
Ken passed away suddenly in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on February 25th, 2016. Ken was born to Albert and Theresa Hankey in Vernon on January 5, 1952. His father Albert lived and worked in the Lumby forest industry and Ken followed his father’s footsteps at a young age, working in the local mill. At the age of 21, he was in a serious car accident, which left him a quadriplegic. From then on his mother Theresa cared for him at home in Lumby until November, 2013 when he moved into full care facilities in the Mews. He was very happy with the care the nursing staff provided.
He always had a love of motorcycles and toured much of B.C. with friends before his accident. He maintained that interest to the end. He loved music and his computer even developing some basic programs using early computer language.
Ken is survived by his mother Theresa, who now resides in Kamloops, his sister Michelle Hankey (Tony), who lives in Surrey, B.C. and his niece Stephanie (Ben) Swain, who resides in Langley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at The Sacred Heart Catholic Church 2202 Park Avenue, Lumby, B.C. at 10 AM Friday the 11th of March, 2016, followed by Interment at the Lumby Cemetery on Highway #6. In lieu of flowers, Ken has requested that donations be sent to the Paraplegic Association of B.C. Division 7805 W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V6P 5Y7, 1-877-324-3611.