Ken MARCINEK

Marcinek, Ken 1948-2015

Ken Marcinek, born in 1948, passed away peacefully on July 12th with his daughters and wife by his side after a heroic battle with cancer.

He leaves behind wife of 38 years, Joan, as well as daughters Danielle, Melissa (Steve) and grandson Jaden. Predeceased by sister Marion and parents Joe and Evelyn, he is survived by sisters Shirley, Louise, Denise and Darlene. Special mention to close friend Graham Miller and faithful companion Cody, Ken’s Springer Spaniel.

Ken was born and raised in Port Alberni, BC and worked in the forest industry for over 50 years, which he had a great passion for. Though a man of few words, he was a character full of stories with a keen intellect on numerous subjects. His adventures throughout life included skydiving, scuba diving, motorcycle racing and travelling abroad.

A special thanks to brother in laws Dave Auld and Duncan Taggart, the Miller family, Dr. Wendy Johnson, Jackie Tooke, Alberni Home and Community Care as well as the wonderful, compassionate staff at Ty Watson House.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Ty Watson House or the Port Alberni SPCA.

A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at 2pm, Sunday July 19th, at the Alberni Golf Course, 6449 Cherry Creek Road, Port Alberni, BC.