Kenneth Franklin OTWAY
1934 - 2021
BORN
1934
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
First Memorial Funeral Services Burkeview Chapel
1340 Dominion Ave
Port Coquitlam, BC
OTWAY, Kenneth Franklin (Ken) It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Kenneth Franklin Otway, much loved Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Friend on October 2, 2021 at the age of 87 after a hard battle with cancer. Ken was the youngest of ten children and was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario on February 1, 1934. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years; June, beloved daughter and son, Brenda (Dale) and Murray and his very loved grandchildren Nicole (Drew) great grandchild Ethan and Ryan (Cassie) as well as his loved relatives and many very special friends. Ken is predeceased by his infant daughter Tracy Lynn; parents Isaac and Mary Otway, brothers; Gilbert, Howard, Thomas, Lloyd, sisters; Gladys, Marjorie, Gertrude, Evelyn and Elizabeth. Ken was a very hard-working guy around the house and on the job. Most of his working career was with Kimberly Clark Inc. Always in sales and sales management. He had a great respect for the people around him who brought B.C. to one of the top divisions. Ken never talked about his special award presented by a top official from the U.S. as the best overall salesperson in Canada. He was also proud of only 3 sick days over more than 32 years of service. Ken had a lot of great stories over the years. He also talked about his great co-workers and customers, and how they were part of the building of a great business. Dad had a lot of good friends at work that have stayed in touch to this day. A long time member of the Phoenix Food and Drug Group. Ken retired early at the age of 58, and he and June took many great holidays with very dear friends and family. They did many cruises, trips to Asia, Australia, Hawaii and Cuba. For many years they also went on vacation to Palm Springs and Arizona and in previous years many summer vacations with the Osoyoos gang. Ken and June lived in Glenayre, Port Moody for over 50 years where they met many of their life long friends and raised their family. When June got Alzheimer's, it was devastating to Dad and our family. He looked after our Mom at home for as long as he could until it was no longer possible. In Ken's words: "I was blessed by a great family who gave up a lot of their time visiting their great mother who has been in a care facility with Alzheimer's since May of 2016." Ken was a real family man, and devoted husband, father and grandfather, who was so proud of his family, they were of the utmost importance to him. Ken was really well liked and respected and had a great sense of humour. A polished, organized, hard working, generous, caring person who always had a good story to tell. He took great pride in everything he did. He would always be there to support and help you in friendship and in business. A very loyal man that you could count on to do the right thing. He wore his heart on his sleeve and always told it as it was. He will be forever in our hearts and greatly missed by his family and friends. We wish to thank all of Ken's family, and all of his many wonderful friends for all the support they gave him. It is Ken's request that there be no service. In Kens own written words; " Think of me and have your favorite Drink - A Few." Donations may be made in Kens' memory to the Alzheimer Society, BC Cancer and/or Heart & Stroke Foundation, and greatly appreciated by the family. Burkeview Chapel 604-944-4128 firstmemorialportcoquitlam.com



Published by Coquitlam Now from Oct. 21 to Nov. 20, 2021.
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Ken was a wonderful man. He was kind, funny and very caring. Ken hired me to help look after June. I so enjoyed having this opportunity to help out. One couldn't have asked for nicer to people to work for. Ken, June and their family meant alot to me and treated me so well. Ken made be laugh so often. He had a great sense of humour and was one of the tidiest men I've known in my life. He was a good husband, great dad, grandfather and a great friend. May you rest in peace.
Sherry
Friend
October 21, 2021
KEN was a great neighbour for 30 years and a true friend for more than 50. We have fond memories of countless parties, golf tournaments, Chinese food dinners in downtown Port Moody,and shared holidays in Portugal and Arizona. We will miss him and are grateful for having had his companionship over so many years that have given us so many memories. We will cherish all of them and are grateful that fate caused our lives to cross when we moved to Glenayre in 1968.
Pat & Ian Campbell
Friend
October 21, 2021
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