WEBB, Kenneth James (Ken) -
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Webb, peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, on July 14th at the age of 84, at The Village of Riverside Glen Retirement Home, where he had resided for the past 5 months.
Loving husband to Celia for 58 years, beloved father to Martha (Shane), and brother to Donald (Mary Lou) and predeceased by Ronald (Marilyn). He was also predeceased by his parents, Cyril (Jack) and Cora Webb. He was brother-in-law to Doug (Lois) and Gary Ryder, and uncle to Steven (Cathy), Greg (Marnie), Matthew (Sara), Stephanie (Tim), Richard (Angela), Mark and Kathleen.
Ken was born in Guelph, grew up on Richardson St., and attended Tytler Public School and Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute (GCVI) from 1950-54. He was active in sports during his school years, and he and Celia enjoyed downhill ski trips and playing badminton and tennis together.
Ken’s professional career was as an electrical draftsman for over 35 years, first at General Electric (GE) and later Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) in Guelph.
Ken was an active member of the Guelph Country Club for many years, engaged in both curling and golfing leagues throughout the seasons.
Ken and family spent summertime at Belwood Lake for over 60 years, at the cottage built by Ken, with the help of his father Jack. He enjoyed gardening both at home and at the cottage, with a passion for growing lilies and hollyhocks. Ken and Celia also loved to travel together, with family vacations each year to Florida and then spending winters in Fort Myers after retirement. Sanibel Island was a special place for the family for many years.
Ken was a loving and generous person with a dry sense of humour, taciturn at times, but often ready with a teasing comment. He was loved by many, in particular by Celia, to whom he was devoted, and by Martha, whom he spoiled. He will be greatly missed.
A private family funeral service will be held on Monday July 20th at WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL in Guelph, with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Unfortunately, at this time there will be no visitation, but a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be made through www.wallcustance.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, The Alzheimer Society, Hospice Wellington, or the charity of your choice.
|A tree will be planted in memory of Kenneth J. Webb in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum.