MAGNUS, Kenneth Francis

(Born in London England, Served with the Royal Marines during WWII, Immigrated to Canada in 1957.  Past President of the Toronto Bookbinders Union, Bookbinders Council of Eastern Canada, Canadian Federation of Printing and Communications Unions, Toronto Union Label Council, Executive Vice President Ontario Graphic Communications Union, Vice President Toronto Workers Education Association, and Secretary Treasurer Allied Printing Trades Council. President Graphic Communication Retiree Club, Canadian Council Retirees, Toronto.)

Peacefully at home in Oshawa on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 in his 96th year.  Predeceased by his loving wife Peggy in 2005 and his sister Thelma Roche in 2010.  Ken will be lovingly remembered by his niece Marilynne Roche (and children Andrew and fiancée Jessica, Christopher and his wife Claudia), his nephew Paul and his wife Rosemary (children Carol and Michael and fiancée Erica and Carols’ children Lily and Gavin.) Also remembered by his stepdaughter Yvonne and her husband Joseph Blain (and children Joseph and wife Erica, Matthew and Sarah), Jason Blain (and son Connor) and Ryan Blain and his wife Alexandra.  And his stepson Robert and his wife Lynda Philips (and children Leslie and husband Garth Wichstrom and daughter Claire, Alison and husband Geoff Puley and their children Lauren, Aiden, Benjamin, Ian and Mary and sons Oscar and Beau)

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Ken’s Life on Tuesday June 20th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME, 152 King Street East Oshawa (905-433-5558).  Donations made to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and online condolences may be shared at


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  • Jun 10, 2017

    Cheryl D.
    May the personal memories the family and friends have be a source of comfort, and may the promises that God gives be your source of strength and hope. (Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:29) "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress." - Psalm 46:1.
  • Jun 14, 2017

    Wally and Jo-Anne
    Dear Paul, Rosemary and family.
    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Uncle Ken.  May the many memories you have bring a smile to your heart.
  • Jun 19, 2017

    Jason blain
    To an amazing Grandad, I know you are where you want to be, with Nan. I just wish I had spent more time with you. Love you

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