JENKINS, Edward Kenneth

In his 90th year, Ken passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Saturday, November 24th, 2018 with family at his side.  Beloved husband of Norma Jean married June 1, 1956.  Loving father of David and wife Susan of Invermere BC., Daniel and wife Rosemary of Enniskillen., Andrew and wife Jasmin of Toronto.  Dear grandfather of Laura, Aaron, Alec and Olivia and great-grandfather of Isabelle.  Brother of Muriel Crooks and the late Steven McEvoy.

Bell Canada employed Ken for 35 years. After retirement, he was self-employed as a telecommunications consultant.  He returned to school as a mature student, studying part-time, and received his B.A. from the University of Toronto. He continued to feed his passion for learning taking courses over the years including French and meteorology in his eighties.

From 1964 until 1983 he owned, trained and occasionally drove harness racing horses in Ontario and Michigan.  Ken enjoyed over 50 years at the "camp" on Prince Lake, near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with his family, Norma Jean's family, and many friends.  Family and friends will be received at King Street Community Church, 611 King St. W., Oshawa (905-433-8100) on the 18th day, December 2018 at 3 p.m. for Visitation then Celebration of Life Service, social to follow.  Donations in memory of Ken to the church would be appreciated.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  Online condolences may be shared at


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  • Dec 1, 2018

    Frank and Mary Jane Cook and Family
    Our sincerest condolences to all the family..Ken was a true definition kindness and friendship
    The Cook’s
  • Dec 1, 2018

    Bruce McClure
    My Wife, Pauline, immediately recognized Ken's obituary, which we both  found to be an excellent description of how Ken's life was so involved. He was a super Bell employee and friend. We are sorry to hear of his loss.
    Pauline and Bruce McClure 
  • Dec 2, 2018

    Peter Cote
    An awesome boss, mentor and true friend. So many memories of a really 'good guy' that everybody liked.He left the world a better place for being part of it. Condolences to N.J. and the boys
  • Dec 18, 2018

    Ron Schwarz
    So sorry to hear about Uncle Ken. We will miss getting his email updates about our Ontario relatives.
    Deepest condolences from his sister Muriel's family--his nieces and nephews in BC.

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