Kenneth George Ormondy of Clearwater, British Columbia, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, at his home on July 23, 2014. He was 77 years of age.
Ken was born in Victoria, British Columbia, to parents Kenneth Richard and Beatrice (nee Rabey). He is survived by his loving wife Rose, his sons Russell (Kelly) and Peter (Jocelyn), his daughter Kim, grandchildren Micheal (Sherrelle), Michele (Owen), Devin (Kim), Amanda, Jenna and many great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his sisters Viola (George) and Elizabeth (Lorenzo) as well as his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Ken was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Beatrice Ormondy, and by his brother-in-law, George.
Ken’s working career started with the CPR as a carman. He then ran his own business in Vancouver as a contractor, doing window cleaning, construction, and building maintenance. He and his family moved to Clearwater in 1976, where he was employed with Clearwater Timber Products. He worked there for 25 years until retirement.
Ken loved playing baseball and he curled with the Clearwater Curling Club for many years. He was an avid card player and had a unique sense of humour – sometimes leaving people wondering “Did he actually say that?” Quite the Joker. Ken was an amazingly loving husband and father and will be very missed by all the lives he has touched.
It was Ken’s wish to have no service at this time. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Ken Ormondy can be made to the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital, 640 Park Drive, Clearwater, V0E 1N1, Clearwater & District Hospice Society Unit D, 257 Glen Road, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2 or to the Canadian Red Cross, 85 Clearwater Station Road, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com.Print This Obituary & Condolences