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Kenneth Burris 1945 – 2018

Posted By Drake Smith On April 17, 2018 @ 9:27 am In Obituaries | 10 Comments

In Memorial

Ken Burris

March 14, 1945 – April 14, 2018


Ken was born 1945 in London, Ontario.  He owned and operated one of the first go kart tracks in Canada at Ipperwash beach Ontario.  This source of summer income allowed him to pay for his education, graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 1971.  Ken taught elementary school for a few years in London before meeting Connie in Acadia National Park, Maine.  They were married 1972 in Kamloops B.C.  Ken worked many years with the Ministry of Children and Family Development primarily as a social worker retiring in 2002.

Ken enjoyed many sports, running, alpine skiing, water skiing, tennis, badminton, and golf.  He especially enjoyed working with his son Paul around the house and visiting with daughter Amy and her family (Gord, Keiann & Blake Nowicki).  In retirement many winters were spent under the sun in Yuma Arizona and summers at Kamloops Golf and Country Club.

No service has been requested.  In Ken’s remembrance please engage in an act of kindness to family, friends or strangers.

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Condolence from Bob & Alice Snowball on April 17th, 2018 1:50 pm

We are very sadened to hear of Ken’s passing. We will remember him for the wonderful kind person he was and for the kindness and attention he showed Tina our little dog. He has gone to early but May he Rest In Peace. He will be very much missed.
Our hearts go out to you Connie and to your family.

Condolence from Valerie Logan on April 18th, 2018 9:26 am

I worked with Ken at MCFD and I’ll always remember how kind he was to me. I was a fairly new admin assistant and he treated me with respect and I loved our little chats. My sincere condolences to his family and friends,


Condolence from Catheirne and Gary Devine on April 18th, 2018 2:33 pm

My husband, Gary and Ken were friends in high school, when I met them both. We spent many pleasant hours roller skating and go-cart riding at Ipperwash. Ken and I went to Teacher’s College together and had many lively discussions. Connie, we are sorry that Ken will not be with you through the rest of your life’s journey. I hope you have many happy memories to give you comfort. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Condolence from Patrick McDonald on April 18th, 2018 7:25 pm

Sorry to hear of the passing of Ken Burris. I had the pleasure of working with him during his time as a Family Support Worker with MCFD as I was starting my career in Kamloops as a Social Worker. I recall Ken’s kind hearted and calm approach to his clients, and also recall his passion for sports and of course for his own family.
Sincere condolences to his loved ones.

Condolence from Wes and Carole Ramage on April 19th, 2018 8:24 am

Dear Connie, Amy, Paul, and family,
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences on Ken’s passing. A very kind and understanding man, taken from you too soon. Sending our hearts and hugs to all.
Sincerely Wes and Carole Ramage

Condolence from Fleurette Piche on April 20th, 2018 3:45 pm

So sorry for your loss Connie. We never did get together in Yuma as we were in different Parks. I remember the energy you two had to renovate your Park Model. Memories are what I live with and they were good ones. Thinking of you. Fleurette Piche

Condolence from Al & Vi Wiebe on April 23rd, 2018 5:29 pm

Sorry to hear about Ken’s passing ,we have not seen him since we left Yuma ,but we did enjoy having you as neighbors down there, and having happy hours together. Our condolences go out to you and your family .

Condolence from Maggie Webb on April 30th, 2018 9:23 am

My condolences go out to you, Connie and to your family…I too remember Ken’s kindness and his sense of humor.

Condolence from Georgia and Allan Ross on May 12th, 2018 8:08 am

Dear Connie, Amy and Paul,

We are so sorry to hear about Ken. He was the ultimate family man, taking great pride and joy in his children and grandchildren.

We will remember him for hIs positive outlook and joy of life.

Condolence from Connie & Dale Karst on May 21st, 2018 6:24 pm

Dear Connie and family,
We are very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Dale enjoyed playing with him in tennis and remembers his kind demeanour . Connie, please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

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