Ken Fookes

Ken Fookes

Tuesday, December 24th, 1935 - Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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FOOKES - Kenneth Alexander Fookes, the fourth of nine children of Alex and Martha Fookes, was born in Rhein Saskatchewan, on December24, 1935. Kenny grew up in the Rhein district and, as a young man, spent a great deal of time in Selkirk and Stonewall Manitoba with aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ken married Una Daum on December 5, 1959. Ken and Una made their home in Tonkin Saskatchewan where they raised their 4 children. As an avid sports fan, Ken enjoyed watching baseball, basketball, football and curling. Ken played baseball, bowled, curled and won trophies for the many tournaments he entered into. Ken served on the board of the Tonkin Curling for 4 terms and was the president Tonkin Curling club for 5 years.
Ken loved to be outdoors, walking and enjoying the natural world. Fishing and hunting were two of his passions. Ken and his hunting buddy Walter spent many hours together tracking moose in the Hudson Bay region. Ken was involved with the Boy Scouts of Canada for more than 3 decades, working closely with the Scouts Canada executive in program development for the Boy Scouts. Ken passed away at Yorkton Regional Health Centre due to heart failure on January 16, 2020. He was 84 years of age. Ken is predeceased by his parents, Alex and Martha (Waschenfelder); wife Una (Daum); brothers Arnold and Stanley and sister Dorthea (Davis). Ken is survived by his children: Laurel (Frank Chiarizia), Karen (Murray Marshall), Darren (Bev Zwirsky), Trent (Brenda Pawliw); grandchildren: Derek Marshall, Mena Chiarizia, Kelsey Marshall, Bram Fookes, Eric Fookes, Conrad Chiarizia, Byron Fookes and Justin Fookes; his dear friend and companion Carol Maahs; and his siblings: Iona (Kraus), David, Marylin (Klaudman), Sandra (Schepp) and Donald; as well as many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Crystal Bailey officiating. Music played was Where You There and My Way. The interment took place in the family plot in the Garden of St. John with grandson Derek Marshall serving as the urnbearer. Condolences can be left at
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    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 2:00pm
    Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre
    Highway #10 East
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    Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant
  • Interment

    Yorkton Memorial Gardens
    Highway #10 East
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  • Reception

    Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre
    Highway #10 East
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Fred Schneider

Posted at 04:16pm
I will miss Ken's smile and wonderful humor. I enjoyed visiting him. My prayers are for the family.

Reg Howe

Posted at 04:48pm
My heartfelt prayers go out to all of Kens family, and relatives.
I remember many a game out at the Tonkin curling club , as we curled against him for many years.
Great man, and always had a smile on his face, and always had time for a few words to visit.
He will be missed
Reg Howe

Catherine Fookes

Posted at 01:01pm
I have so many memories of Uncle Kenny. I loved when we would go to Tonkin in the summer. One thing I do remember the most is his laughter. He was always teasing and making fun of things. Such a good sense of humor. Thinking of you all today. All my love to everyone.

the Beirnes cousins and spouses

Posted at 06:40pm
In loving memory of our cousin who spent many hours working for his uncle and mingling with the family as an older brother. Sad can't attend.
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Ivan and Millie Sharp

Posted at 08:30pm
We send our sympathy to all of Ken’s family. Ken and Darren built our beautiful china cabinet so we will think of him often. We also remember good times at Tonkin curling rink and his involvement in the scout organization when our son was a member. Sorry for your loss.
Ivan and Millie Sharp

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