KENNETH ORVAL HORWOOD November 21, 1925 - April 29, 2014 Born and raised in Toronto, Ken graduated from Humberside College. He served as a flight engineer in the RCAF during WWII, returning to enter the University of Toronto. After graduating in Political Science and Economics in 1950, he joined the staff of the Prudential Insurance Company of America in Toronto as one of the first employees of the newly formed Canadian Head Office. Ken spent almost 40 years with the Prudential team and held a succession of executive roles in the company. A longtime resident of Oakville, Ken was very active in the community. He was a past president of the Kiwanis Club and served on the Oakville Board of Education for six years, three as Chairman. Ken and his wife Margaret were long standing members of the St. Aidan's Anglican Church. They also spent many happy times at the Oakville Golf Club where they were members. Ken was much sought after as a speaker at social events primarily because of his wry sense of humour and ability to write a good poem and tell a good story. Ken's family wish to thank the staff of the Waterford Long Term Care Residence for their compassionate care. The family would also like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Ken's private caregivers: Jo-Anne, Feby, Janina, Jarlyn, Lunie and Yvette. Ken is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Margaret and his two loving daughters and sons-in-law, Lindsay Horwood (Richard Brait) and Laurie Thompson (Peter). "Poppa" will be greatly missed by his five grandchildren David and Ellen Brait and Mark (Kelly), Simon and Daniel Thompson as well as his great-granddaughter Emily Thompson. Visitation will take place at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (one block east of Kerr, 905-844-2600) from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, 318 Queen Mary Drive, Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oakville and Milton Humane Society or the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Condolences through www.koprivataylor.com
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Published in the Toronto Star from May 2 to May 3, 2014