Kenneth George Wollen

February 12th, 1942 – May 11th, 2012

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Wollen on May 11th, 2012 in Vernon, BC. Ken was born February 12th, 1942 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. As a child Ken made a trip out west with his parents and decided then that he wanted to live there someday. And so, in 1965 he moved to BC, where he was hired by CT&S in Vancouver. He transferred to Kamloops and then to Vernon in 1986 and worked for BC Tel, until he retired in 1996. In retirement his ‘new job’ and favorite pastime was coffee with his buddies every weekday morning. He loved to play hockey and baseball, loved boating and fishing, campfires, snowmobiling, skiing, playing cards and traveling. But most of all he loved his friends and family – he tried never to miss an occasion where he could join them – always cheerful, always laughing, caring and giving. Ken is survived by his wife and partner of 26 years, Carol; his sons Aaron Douglas (Dana) of Edmonton and Jason Douglas (Candace) and granddaughter Amanda (Brendan) of Chilliwack; his brother, Stan (Diana) of Australia and their children, Cartia, Ben and Emma; his brother, Doug (Charlene) of Winfield; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, aunts and cousins along with many very dear friends Ken was predeceased by his parents, Sid and Phyllis Wollen and his brother, Lorne. Special thanks to Ken’s friend and doctor, John Wheeldon, all the caring doctors, nurses and technicians at the Hemodialysis Clinics in Kelowna and Vernon, the Vernon Cancer Clinic, and Hospice House in Vernon. If friends so desire, anyone wishing to honor Ken’s memory may do so by making a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the BC Cancer Foundation. For those wishing to join in a celebration of Ken’s life, it will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 21st 2012 at All Saints Anglican Church (3205 – 27th Street, Vernon, BC). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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