June 14, 1953 – June 13, 2022
It’s with great sadness that we announce that our dear dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, cousin and friend Ken Monsen has passed away. Ken was predeceased by his wife Shirley (Gillick) Monsen in 2001 after a long illness. He was also predeceased by both parents Norman and Minnie (Trusty) Monsen, and brothers Marvin, Wesley, Wayne, Bruce (Gail) Monsen and son in-law Gerald Reger.
Left to cherish the memories are his daughters Alicia (Monsen) Reger, Tara Monsen (Richard Ellis), grandsons Kaden Monsen, Stephen and Codey Kent, siblings Elaine (Harold) Redlick, Lyle Monsen, Doug (Cindy) Monsen, Christal (Ron) Colebank, Neil (Tammy) Monsen, sisters-in-law Janice and Kathy Monsen, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends, which no list could cover them all.
Born in Armstrong BC Ken was #7 of 10 and grew up on a farm just outside of Falkland in a household of 8 boys and 2 girls. Following in his brother’s footsteps Ken went into the logging industry but also enjoyed mining and his years working for the Village of Telkwa. After marrying Shirley in 1974, they started a family and lived in several areas of the Central Cariboo and Bulkley Valley. Coming from a large family there was always a wedding, reunion, or fishing trip. The good memories and stories are endless and will be cherished till we can see our Kenny again. Even though Ken’s time was cut too short by the effects of Huntington’s, he was able to enjoy his last days outside in the sunshine, drinking his favorite Timmy’s coffee or Strawberry milkshake with family and friends.
We would like to thank all the staff at Ridgeview, Dr. Wynn, Dr. Takahashi, Dr.Wyle and all the staff at UBC Huntington’s for their invaluable support and ongoing care. Services will be announced at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to www.firstmemorialfuneralserviceskamloops.com.
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