May 11, 1957- January 24, 2023
It is with profound sadness that the family of Ken Lovell announce that Ken passed away after a courageous battle with bladder cancer on January 24, 2023.
Ken was born in Vancouver and raised in North Vancouver, BC. He attended North Vancouver High School where he met Colette and his lifelong group of friends. He graduated from Carson Graham in 1976.
Ken worked for Metro Vancouver (GVRD) for 32 years in the Construction Department, driving the crane truck. He was well known and respected in the organization and always took the time to help his fellow employees, whether it was perspective or just support. He was very safety conscious and had everyone’s best interest in mind. He always took the time to make sure things were done correctly by explaining safety tips to all. Ken also served in the GVRD Union.
Ken was a very caring, thoughtful, and much-loved husband, son, brother, nephew, uncle, and friend. He will be forever missed and never forgotten by his wife, Colette. They shared 49 wonderful years together and were so looking forward to enjoying life and traveling in their retirement years.
Ken was an easygoing guy who will also be greatly missed and never forgotten by his brother David (Bill), sisters-in-law Sandra (Peter), Cathy (Steve), Jean (Mike), brother-in-law Joe (Dee), mother and father-in-law Seamus and Marie O’Connor, his nieces Alanah and Bree, his nephews Shane (Kim) and Ryan, great nieces Shay and Kianna, great nephew Jax, as well as his extended family and friends. Predeceased by his father Frederick Lovell, mother Jean Carr and stepfather Ralph Carr.
Ken loved the great outdoors and spent lots of time fishing and relaxing by the campfire at his cabin in the Nathatlatch. He was an avid hockey player from a young age and played well into his 50’s. He also enjoyed baseball, skiing, and golf.
Sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and care aides on ‘7 West’ at Lions Gate Hospital. Your compassion and care was so appreciated by Ken and his family.
Special thanks to David Grant (best friend) for all his help and visits over the last 8 months. Thanks to our wonderful neighbours, family and friends for their love and support.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ken’s memory to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation (Designation- Hospice & Palliative Care)