It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Kenneth Roy Elliott on February 1, 2021.
Ken was born in Vancouver, where he attended Windermere High School and spent his life outdoors, in his youth through Boy Scouts in the 130th Carlton Boy Scout Troop, then onto teaching others through Outward Bound in Pemberton and the Mission Outdoor school. He continued his conservationist life working with London Heritage Farm, Salmon Fest, and Steveston Farmer's Market. Ken was also a part of Scribes RFC, RBFA, and TCC Dragoneers Dragon Boat Team. He also enjoyed paddling and was an avid canoer, camper, hiker, and skier.
Ken was a friendly guy. If you needed help with anything, he was there to lend a helping hand, never expecting anything in return.
Ken was well educated in Military History, Horticulture, and Food Preservation.
Ken was employed with the City of Richmond in the Parks Department, and occasionally in Water and Urban Forestry where he enjoyed and took pride in his work.
Ken is predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Eva; sisters, Sandra Sims and Carol Cameron; and brother, Gordon Elliott.
Ken leaves behind many friends and family, from the City of Richmond, RBFA, TCC Dragoneers, Salmon Fest, Scribes RFC, the Steveston Community, and 130th Carlton. Surviving family including his son, Benjamin; sisters, Donna Nolan (Wayne), Heather Elliott (Steve Parks), and Tracey Lloyd (Brian); brothers, Lee Elliott and Brian Elliott (Ellen); ex-wife and friend, Tonii; as well as many nieces and nephews, who will all miss him dearly.
He may be gone, but will never be forgotten. So fill to me a parting glass, Goodnight, and joy be with you all.
A memorial will be held at a later date.
Published in The Tri-City News from Apr. 29 to May 29, 2021.