With great sadness, we announce Ken’s sudden passing after a very short diagnosis of cancer, at the Selkirk General Hospital. Missing Ken very much is his wife Dianne. The day of Ken’s Memorial June 30, 2014, would have been their 40th Wedding Anniversary. Also missing Ken are Tom & Jean Pollock, Traverse Bay, MB; Nora & Earl Shermerhorn, Carseland, AB, Grace & Huntley O’Connor, Regina, SK; Delma & Ken LeBlanc, North Sidney, NS; as well as mother-in-law Anne Burla and Reg & Gloria Burla, Inglis, MB; Don & Jean Burla, Oakville, MB; Rob Burla, Calgary and Randy Burla, Victoria; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ken was predeceased by his parents Rev. Thomas & Victoria Pollock, sister and niece Coralie & Lisa Schaay, father-in-law Neil Burla; also by many pets including their much loved “Furry child” Buddy.
Ken was born in Norway House, and met Dianne, the new teacher, at Wabowden, MB. where he operated Kendale Bus Lines Ltd. Much of their married life was in Alberta running Di-Laryn Transport Ltd. Ken also worked as a Journeyman Machinist; and in Wells-Barkerville where Ken was self-employed in trucking and mining industries. Ken & Dianne enjoyed time at Northstar Baptist Church and Wells Community Church and their semi-retirement years in their log home east of Barkerville, and winters in Arizona & Maui; and more recently moving back to Manitoba near Grand Beach, MB.
Ken’s strength, positive character and faith in God were with him to the very end, when he said “I’m ready to go…ready to meet Jesus”.
Ken’s wish was to be cremated, and his brother Tom carved a beautiful wooden box with scenes from Ken and Dianne’s life. Pastor Alex Cross performed the Memorial Service at their Church, Wayside Gospel Chapel, Grand Marais, MB.
Dianne’s current address is Box 273 Belair, MB. R0E 0E0 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org