1942 ~ KEN DECK ~ 2019

Posted: April 29th, 2019

Michael Kenneth “Ken” Deck of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at the age of 76 years. Ken leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Brent (Beverley) Deck and Kim (Cyndi) Deck; three grandchildren, Hannah Deck, Brooklyn Deck and Jenna Deck; two sisters, Marion Paraschuk and Caroline Urban; special friend, Carol VandenBroeck; sister-in-law, Maxine Deck; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Deck; his parents, Lucas and Frances Deck; five brothers, Frank (in infancy), Joseph (Veronica) Deck, Luke Deck, Pius (Marlene) Deck and Leo Deck; one sister, Rosemary (John) Stephenson; and one brother-in-law, Steve Paraschuk. Ken spent his childhood years on his parent’s farm near Mendham, Saskatchewan. When his parents moved to Medicine Hat, Ken followed and settled here. Ken met and married his wife Betty and they welcomed two sons, Brent and Kim. Ken started his working life at Dominion Glass in Redcliff. He later ventured into being a small business owner with his brother, Pius, as they opened a tire franchise together. Later, he ran a local freight business. He worked for some time at Golden Acres and then retired from REDI Enterprises. Ken was an avid ball player in his younger years and continued to play on seniors teams as long as he was able. He enjoyed watching ball games and really was a true Canadian sports fan, with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Toronto Maple Leafs topping his list of teams to cheer for. He loved watching westerns, listening to country and western music from his collection of 8-tracks and LPs, going out for coffee or dinner, BBQing a steak to perfection, attending social activities with his friends in his condo building, taking trips to spend time with his sons and their families, watching his granddaughters play hockey or anything that they were involved in and even a few visits to nearby casinos with his wonderful friend Carol. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Ken’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200, 119 – 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ken Deck. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

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