KENNETH GORDON FROST
October 17, 1940 – May 12, 2014
Ken Frost was born in Pagwa River, Ontario and died peacefully in Oliver, BC on May 12, 2014. He was predeceased by his son, Dwayne Frost, in November of 2013 and will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marie Frost; daughter: Michelle Frost; step-daughter: Krista Dean; and step-son: Don Cundiff; as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Frost was a proud veteran who served his country in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps from 1963 – 1988. He was also a member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment and had over 200 jumps under his belt. He served his country in posts across Canada, Europe, and Africa which included the Canadian Forces Base in Borden, Toronto, Kenora, Cold Lake, Yellowknife, and Winnipeg as well as the Supreme HQ Allied Powers Europe in Belgium. In addition, he served two United Nations tours in Cyprus, Greec,e and one in Egypt.
As a member of the Canadian Legion for 30 years, eight at the local branch in Armstrong, BC, Ken remained passionately involved in volunteerism and the organization’s charity work. Advocate and mentor is a perfect way to describe Ken as he tirelessly served his fellow veterans in a variety of ways.
Frost held the highest rank attainable in the non-commissioned ranks, Chief Warrant Officer, and was awarded the illustrious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal on September 1, 2013 to commemorate his many accomplishments.
In addition to Frost’s many professional accomplishments, he had also attained a second degree black belt in Judo. Throughout his years of service he spent time teaching Judo and participating in tournaments in various locations throughout whichever province he was stationed at the time with his students.
Upon retiring from the Army and relocating from Ontario to Abbotsford, BC, Ken continued to serve his country as an Immigration Enforcement Officer and retired in 2000. Ken and Marie moved to Armstrong, BC, in 2005 where he quickly became an integral part of the community. His generous spirit and accepting, charming demeanour resulted in a large base of friends and acquaintances. Ken Frost’s family and friends will forever feel the loss of this rare and wonderful man. He was a role model who led by example and left behind a legacy of kindness, generosity, acceptance, and love. His sense of humour and wisdom borne of experience was a gift to all it touched.
Please join us for a celebration of Ken’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 (2526 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Armstrong, BC) on Tuesday, May 20 at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 35 in Armstrong or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
Cremation arrangements entrusted to
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES®
Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866