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Kenneth McGillivray

Kenneth McGillivray

Monday, October 27th, 1930 - Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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McGILLIVRAY - Kenneth (Ken) Melvin McGillivray - Our beloved husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, and brother passed away on January 23, 2020 at the age of 89. Ken was born October 27, 1930 in Naicam, SK to Carl and Yvonne McGillivray. He spent his childhood years in the Lac Vert district. He farmed, commercial fished and worked for the railway prior to his career with SaskPower. In 1956 he began his career with SaskPower Corporation where he worked until his retirement in 1985. His first job with SaskPower was installing lines in Endeavour, SK. It was there that he met the love of his life, Elsie Hort. They were married in 1957 and had 5 children - Sandra, Gary, Dale, Shawna, and Kendy. Ken's early working career moved him and his family from place to place until they settled in Churchbridge in 1961. In 1995 Ken and Elsie moved to Yorkton.
Ken was a man of faith, very involved in the Church of God in Churchbridge and enjoyed all the volunteer work at Greenwater Church Camp over the years while his children grew up. Ken enjoyed singing, fishing, camping, travelling, putting on the coffee pot for family and friends, watching the Weather and News channels, and loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-two years, Elsie; Sandi (Tom Schwartz): Josh (Candace), Chase, Emma: Katie (Jeff Thiessen), Lilly, Ivy: Brett (Stacey); Gary: Ryley (fiancée Hannah): Shinaid; Dale (Sonya): Chevy (Tracy) Royce, Mercedes: Blaine (friend Kathryn): Dallas (friend Ashley): Shelby; Shawna (Phil Polsom): Angelia (Jeremy Bellegarde), Kaidin, Konnor: Nicole (friend Marc); Kendy (Stefan Dunn): Abigail, Sebastian; brother: Lorne McGillivray, sister: Lorraine Kowblick, sisters-in-law: May Halldorson, Jenny Chernowchan; brothers-in-law: Mike (Lillian) Hort, Jake (Judy) Hort and many nieces and nephews. Ken is predeceased by his parents Carl and Yvonne; brother Don; sisters-in-law: Arlene McGillivray, Irene Stewart, Irene Hort; brothers-in law: Mike Kowblick, Mike Chernowchan, Murray DeCorby, Ron Stewart, Murray Halldorson, Al Burkart, Dan Hort and nephews: Terry Kowblick, Doug Kowblick, Claude McDonald. Ken touched so many lives with his warm smile and compassionate spirit. He will be lovingly remembered for his kind heart and generous spirit by all who knew and loved him. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, January 30th 2020 from the Prairie Harvest Christian Life Centre with Pastors Tim Sheppard and Des Klingspon officiating. Pianist, Cheryl Klingspon led in the hymn 'How Great Thou Art'. Tributes and a power point picture presentation were shared by family members. Special music was provided by Randy King and a song Ken had recorded himself was also played. Honorary bearers were Rock and Ardis Beaton, Ken & Murial Orr, Arnie Johnson, Ray Riesz and Ray Schultz. The urnbearer was Josh Schwartz. The interment will take place at a later date. Condolences can be left at baileysfuneralhome.com
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    Thursday, January 30th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 30th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Prairie Harvest Christain Life Centre
    Address
    72 Melrose Ave.
    YORKTON, SK S3N 1Z2
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    Officiant
    Pastor Tim Sheppard
    Co-Celebrant
    Pastor Des Klingspon

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Terry Cole

Posted at 01:51pm
with deepest sympathy to Elsie and her family, may the Lord Jesus be a strength and a comfort to you, and know that Ken is now in His loving, sweet care. I remember seeing you at Family Worship church for many years. Gods richest blessings to you all.
Teresa Ruzycki (we spoke at Wallace house a few times.)
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Carol Yeske

Posted at 06:44pm
Our sympathies to Elsie & famiĺy our thoughts & prayers are with you David & Carol Yeske
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Jim and Janet Gorman

Posted at 09:19pm
We are saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. He was such a nice man. Please accept our condolences at this sad time. We are thinking of you all. Your friends, Jim and Janet Gorman , and family.
RH

Reg Howe

Posted at 04:12pm
My heart and prayers go out to Dale, and Sonya and all the family, I knew him through Dale and he was a great friendly person, another Angel in Heaven, and we will see him again.
Reg Howe
Saskatoon
HS

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Posted at 02:35pm
Auntie Elsie & Family, We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From, Corey, Carla, Cody & Calan.
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