Mr. Ken Pedersen passed away on September 25, 2021, with family by his side in Brooks, AB. He lost a hard-fought battle to a sudden diagnosis of cancer.
Ken was predeceased by his parents, Olivia and Willis Pedersen; brother, Shane Pedersen; uncles, Lenard Pedersen, Darwin Pedersen, and Ronald Fjeld.
Ken is survived by his daughter, Kyla (Geoff) McMullin and their children, Tally Rose, Sutton Rose; daughter, Kellie (BJ) Farries and their children, Trayton, Kynslee; daughter, Kennedy (Jared) Pedersen; sister, Delvina (Earl) Schafer; nieces and nephews, Melissa (Jesse) Johanson and their children Waylon, Harper; Dennis Schafer and his children, Oskar, Iza, Jolene; Shana (Chad) Baron and their children Kemp, Kendrick; Aunts, Luella Pedersen, Maureen Fjeld; special longtime friend, Lori Griffith; many cousins and a host of many friends near and far.
Ken was born in Maple Creek, SK on April 26, 1958, to proud parents Willis and Olivia Pedersen. He was raised on the family farm at Robsart, SK. Ken attended school at both Robsart, SK and Consul, SK. He also attended the U of S in Saskatoon taking Agricultural Mechanics.
Ken had a heart for farming. At a very young age, Ken would drive grain trucks, run tractors, and was very independent to do anything he could on the farm. He enjoyed farming with his Dad and his Uncle Lenard. Ken had a love for the animals, pigs & dogs especially. He could get them to do all kinds of tricks. When the family farm was sold, Ken moved on and worked many jobs throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta as heavy-duty mechanic, labourer, and truck driver. He enjoyed wheeling the big trucks through many cities through Canada & the USA.
When Ken moved to Medicine Hat, AB, he spent many of his years working in oil field as mechanic & labourer. The past 12 years, Ken lived at Cessford, AB. He worked with Special Areas as a Grader Operator. Ken had a huge host of friends. He loved to visit with old friends and always made new friends. Once Ken knew you, he never forgot who you were, and it would be guaranteed that he would walk across a street just to say hi! Ken was sincerely interested in the connections of people. It was amazing how we could keep track of relatives and friends and would never forget how he knew them or how others should know them. He had an amazing mind that could lock in all this information and never forget it. He was a big teddy bear who loved to have a good time, socialize, take in special events, loved to tease, and always showed a genuine interest to check in to make sure everyone was well. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Ken’s family would like to thank all family and friends for your concern, support, and help through this sudden and difficult time. Thanks to all the doctors, nurses, and support staff at Brooks hospital for the kind and compassionate care he was given.
A private family celebration of Ken’s life will be held at a later date. Donations in Kenneth’s memory can be made to Friends of Cypress Lake, Box 202, Consul, SK S0N 0P0 e-transfer – email@example.com or Cessford Home and School, General Delivery, Cessford, AB T0J 0P0.
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