Kenneth Robert THOMAS

THOMAS ~ Kenneth Robert

B.Com, LLB

June 6, 1942 ~ July 10, 2008

Born in Mission. Ken focused his life on his family and his community.

After working for the attorney-general. He left active law practice to join the family lumber firm. Ken was instrumental in the founding of Eagle Ridge Hospital. He served on the board of UBC’s 1972 Foreshore Restoration Project, and was a member of The Allouette Field Naturalists. Ken won a government award for safe environmental practices. He was a proud member of the Vancouver Yukoner’s Association. Ken was interested in meteorology, science, economics and analysing world politics. He enjoyed travelling around the world. A competitive athlete as a left-handed pitcher, basketball player, swimmer, skier, and tennis player. Ken competed in the Vancouver marathon and was one of the first people to hike the West Coast Trial in 1971. Ken abhorred consumerism and shunned the materialist superficiality of the 20th century. He loved his farm and had great satisfaction in farm production. Ken was predeceased by his parents Albert, Jean (Croll) and brother, Donald. He will be deeply missed by his sons, Jasper and Ted (Stephanie), daughter Carolina, granddaughter Danika, wife Karin, sister Elsie Heinrick, other family members and many friends. Ken’s insightful, honest counsel will be missed. Private funeral. Donations in his honour could be made to Amnesty International.