Kenneth Walter Gordon was born on October 23, 1931 in the Slocan Community Hospital. Ken married the love of his life Winona Marie Edwardson on March 25, 1953, and to this union were born three children, Kenneth Walter Jr., Kerry Lou and Julie Anne.
Ken attended school in Silverton and New Denver where he graduated from Lucerne School. He was very active in all aspects of outdoor sports, including hunting, fishing golf, curling and hockey, and was best known for his pitching ability during his baseball years as a member of his community team.
Ken spent his whole career in the mining industry working in most of the local mines in the area and as far north as Pine Point in the Northwest Territory. The majority of Ken’s career was in the milling and processing aspect of mining, and he continued to consult after his retirement with special interest in acting as a consultant for his granddaughter at Teck Cominco right up until a month before passing.
Ken was an adoring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and spent many years on the golf course with his wife Nonie and hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He was pre-deceased by his wife Nonie in February of 2012, and his two brothers Snookie and Bill. Ken is survived by his son Ken (Carol), daughters Kerry (Mario), Julie (Lee), grandchildren Kerry (Jessie), Ed (Tanya), Tannice (Sean), Bob (Samantha), Jacqueline (Jason), Judd , great-grandchildren Bradley, Brett, Logan, Keira, Bryton, Tristan and Devon, sisters, Esther (Hap) and Joan (Erwin)
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.