William Kenneth (Ken) Hope
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William Kenneth (Ken) Hope June 29, 1943 - September 27, 2014 Ken passed away peacefully early Saturday morning. He is survived by his wife, Sydney, of 48 years, his sons and their spouses Christopher and Sally, Michael and Marcia, and his grandchildren Mia and Oliver. He also leaves his siblings, Ruth and Bob.

Ken enjoyed a successful 40-year career as a stockbroker before accepting the proverbial gold watch of leisure, retirement, and a bounty of memorable experiences.

Always a thinker and strategizer, Ken was an avid card player, a crossword puzzles magician, and after discovering the iPad, an impossible to beat Words With Friends slayer.

Ken's love of games extended into the sports arena, where he used to coach his boys' soccer, hockey, and baseball teams.

More recently, if you ever needed to find Ken you'd only have to look to the greens of the West Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club, his home away from home.

He was always willing to give you the shirt off his back in work and life. Staying true to that idea he spent the last 16 years serving as both driver and dispatcher for the Freemason Volunteer Driver Program, a partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society in the Lower Mainland.

We'll miss you Hon, Dad, Pops, Grandpa.

In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable donation to one of the following foundations:

Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation

(604) 688-2204

Providence Kidney Care Clinic at St. Paul's Hospital


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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Oct. 3, 2014.
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October 17, 2014
Dear Sydney,Chris and Mike,
Very sad to hear of your loss. We will always remember Ken as a wonderful guy, first class all the way.
Our sincere respects and love to your family at this difficult time and always. May the wonderful memories comfort you.
Phil,Emily and Malcolm Potts and Grandma Mary too.
October 4, 2014
Sydney, So many memories! Ken and Clyde coaching together,us girls trying to play bridge against two card sharks, so much fun in Venture Out, and years of lawn bowling. I will miss you my casino buddy. Thanks for everything. Love Barb
Barbara Nagle
October 4, 2014
We are truly sorry to hear about Kenny. It's hard to find the right words at this difficult time. We have known Kenny for 50 years and have wonderful memories of him that will never be forgotten. Our deepest Sympathy goes out to you Sydney and the rest of your family.
Love, Stewart, Carol, Ramona and Adam Vorberg
Stewart Vorberg
October 3, 2014
Sydney, Chris, Mike; I was so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I have many wonderful memories of summer BBQ's; Ken sitting at his perch in the pool. My thoughts are with all of you.
Lesley Husband (nee Whitehouse)
October 3, 2014
My memories of Ken were short compared to many, but very fond. Thinking of you and your family with love, Sue Hall
October 3, 2014
Sydney and family I am sorry to hear of the passing of Ken. May all your wonderful memories carry you forward.
Karen Bentley
October 2, 2014
Hello - so sorry to read of Ken's passing. I have lots of fond memories from the soccer field, Seattle soccer exchanges, fireworks in the yard. Though it's been many years since our days in the Cedardale neighbourhood, the memories seem so close. Our condolences.
Craig Madill
October 2, 2014
Joan and I are so sorry to hear about Ken. We are thinking about you Sydney at this very sad time. George and Joan Cubiss
George Cubiss
October 2, 2014
Hello Syd, Chris and Mike. Our sincere condolences to everyone. My fondest memories of cruising with the top down listening to Trooper Hotshots 8-track will stay with me forever!! It was 40 years ago when we met and Ken will always be remembered.
Chris Lietzmann
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