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Passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 3, 2021 after a battle with COPD. He was 88. Ken leaves behind his wife, Ann (Hardman), daughter Jane Everist (Rob), and son Robert. He will be missed by his grandchildren Bryce Everist (Karlee), Michelle MacDonald (Andrew), and Lucas McArthur. He is survived by two great grandchildren, Eleanor and Eric MacDonald, who gave him great joy in his last years. He is also survived by his sister, Bernice Thiel (George). Before retiring, Ken spent 32 years at Sears Canada, rising through the ranks to the position of Vice President, Merchandising. Early retirement didn't last long for Ken as he continued to pursue his passion for retail as President of Lizanne's Fabrics. Ken raised thousands of dollars participating several years in the "Whipper" Billy Watson Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids. He also shared his knowledge and business expertise, volunteering on behalf of CESO to assist companies in developing countries including Panama, Honduras and Indonesia. He spent a number of years on the board of the Bayshore Village Association, including as director of the beloved Hayloft. Ken loved boating and could be found by the water in summers, especially at the cottage in Oliphant and, more recently, in Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe. He loved golf and curling, and never missed an opportunity to watch his grandson Bryce curl competitively. Ken was also an avid Toronto Raptors fan. He will be remembered fondly as a fun-loving, generous man who always welcomed family and his children's friends into his home. There is no funeral service planned at this time due to the pandemic. Donations in memory of Ken can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mundell Funeral Home in Orillia where online condolences may be offered by visiting

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Published in Simcoe County News on Jan. 8, 2021.
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January 11, 2021
I always smile when I hear Ken's name...he was the best boss I ever worked for at Sears & he thoroughly enjoyed embarrassing me - in a fun way. My memories will always be special. May your memories fill your hearts with warmth & love.
Betty Ann Ervin
January 10, 2021
So sorry to hear about Ken, our sincerest condolences go out to Ann and family.
We remember some of the good old days as neighbours on Elfindale. Those were great years for all of us, fond memories for sure.
Doreen and Doug MacGowan
Doug MacGowan
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