Kenneth Matthew Kaila


It is with sadness that we advise that Ken Kaila passed away April 23, 2007 at his home in Oliver, B.C.; he was 72. Ken is survived by his partner of 31 years, Phyllis Petersen, sister, Marlene Hahn, and brother-in-law, Ross Jewell. He was predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Ina, as well as his sister, Sheila Jewell. Uncle Ken will be sorely missed by his extended family who will always remember his dry wit and many lifetime stories. Born in Eckville, Alberta, the Kaila family moved to B.C. and Ken spent his early years in the Lower Mainland. He achieved his B.A. Sc. in Civil Engineering with UBC in 1964. Ken’s specialty was heavy construction and his career took him as far East as Manitoba, but a love for B.C. always drew him back. Ken and Phyllis called Fort St. James their home for many years until they retired to Oliver in 2000. An avid golfer, gardener and sports fanatic, Ken’s retirement years were full and busy. He departed too early, but Ken left little undone! At Ken’s request there will be no memorial. Any donations are gratefully accepted at wildlife charities of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Graham Funeral Home, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.

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