Kenneth ‘Ken’ George Connolley of Rimbey, Alberta, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Acute Care on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the age of 64 years.
Ken was born on April 5, 1949 in Berwyn, Alberta to Annie and Harold Connolley. His career spanned many years working extensively in road construction across Alberta and B.C. Ken completed many projects, such as the development of the new town site for Grande Cache, as well as the supervision of the construction of the Deerfoot Trail exchange in Calgary. Ken was Foreman for the Town of Rimbey for many years, and served one term as Town Councilor. Ken was the owner and operator of K & D Bobcat and Trucking. One of his last projects was the building of the heliport at the Rimbey Hospital. Ken was an avid outdoorsman, participating in activities such as hunting and fishing, and operating every recreational vehicle known to man! His motto was: ‘the family that plays together, stays together.’
“Ken, although gruff around the edges, was a teddy bear inside.
He was loved greatly and will forever be missed. He is now at peace!”
Ken will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife, Colleen; his son, Darren of Rimbey; his daughter, Shari (James Benoit) of Rimbey; and his precious granddaughter, Bailey. He also leaves to mourn his four brothers, Gilbert (Edie) of Olds; David (Jean) of Berwyn; Eddie (Shirley) also of Berwyn; and Gordon (Lorraine) of Bentley; as well as his brother-in-law, David (Susan) Kennedy of Innisfail; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews, and many cherished friends. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Annie.
A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Ken’s Life was held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Rimbey on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. Dave Mulligan officiating. Interment followed at 2:30 p.m. in the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Ken’s Memory may be made directly to the David Thompson Health Trust, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Ceiling Lifts Project, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funeral and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Kenneth ‘Ken’ George Connolley
entrusted to the care of
OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS
Rimbey, AB. 1-403-843-4445