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Obituary for Walter Cook “Ken”Posted: August 28, 2012

Walter “Ken” Cook

1932 – 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Walter “Ken” Cook on Saturday, August 25, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Ethel; Wayne (Sherry) of Vancouver Island; Brenda (Larry) of Prince Albert, SK; Gary (Wendy) of Cranbrook; Lyle (Heather) of Preeceville, SK; Dale (Deb), Lorene (Lynn) and Bradley of Cranbrook; as well as 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; five brothers and four sisters. Ken was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Margaret Cook.

Ken was born on September 29, 1932 at Windy Lake, Saskatchewan. He farmed at Hazeldell, Saskatchewan until he moved to Cranbrook in 1973. Ken owned and operated gravel and logging trucks until he semi-retired to pursue his love of training and racing pony chuckwagon horses.


A visitation for Ken will be held on Friday, August 31, 2012 at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. A Celebration Of Ken’s Life on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm in McPherson’s Funeral Chapel in Cranbrook. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Okanagan/Kootenays Area Office, #4, 1551 – Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9M9.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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Feature photo courtesy of Through My Eyes Photography


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