McCRINDLE, Kenneth John
May 13, 1952 – December 12, 2015
It is with broken hearts that we say goodbye to our treasured husband, Dad, Poppa, brother, uncle, and friend.
Ken grew up in Kamloops and was active in hockey, football, rugby, baseball, and later curling where he met his high school sweetheart and future wife Judie.
In his youth Ken was highly involved in Cubs and Scouts and earned the recognition of a Queen Scout. Although his boyhood dream was to be a cowboy, Ken chose a career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police where he retired after 35 years as a Sergeant. He worked throughout the Lower Mainland, but Maple Ridge is where Ken called home for over 40 years.
Anyone who knew Ken will remember him as someone who relished in the good times. He loved a good joke and could tell a story like no other. He loved spending time at his apple orchard, going for long cruises on his Harley with his buddies, playing a round of golf, cruising the lake on his boat, and planning out his next big adventure. His love of cycling gave him the opportunity to pilot the first Burnaby RCMP bike squad where he became a mentor and “coach” to his team. It also inspired him to tackle a “bucket list” bike ride up the Fraser Canyon and took him on many adventures in between. Ken loved to travel, whether to foreign places, within Canada, or closer to home in his motorhome. Mostly, he loved spending time with his family and the close friends he’d acquired over the years. We will miss his strength, infectious laugh, and love of all of life’s simple pleasures.
Ken is predeceased by his parents, John (1995) and Jean (1998) McCrindle. He will continue to be loved and remembered by his wife of 40 years Judie; children Adria (Mike) Romas and Todd (Amanda) McCrindle; his granddaughters and apples of his eye – Charlee McCrindle and Ayla Romas; sister Jan (Len) Kay; nieces and extended family.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Shiraz Mawani, Dr. Kim Chi, Dr. Michael McKenzie, and the many outstanding health care professionals that Ken encountered along his journey.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Ken’s name to either:
-Burnaby Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care at:
www.bhfoundation.ca or 604-431-2881 or
-BC Cancer Foundation – Prostate Cancer Research at: http://donate.bccancerfoundation.com/goto/kenmccrindle or 604-877-6040
A celebration will be held in Ken’s honour on January 2, 2016 at 1:00pm at Swaneset Bay Resort, 16651 Rannie Road, Pitt Meadows.