KOTKAS, Kenneth

Posted: August 19th, 2019

Kenneth Kotkas

1934 – 2019

Mr. Kenneth Kotkas of Lethbridge, beloved husband of 62 years to Mrs. Joyce Kotkas, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the age of 84 years. Kenneth was born to parents Rudy and Jean Kotkas on August 25, 1934 in Barons, Alberta. He attended Barons Consolidated School, and then Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. After graduating, Ken farmed in Barons until 1972, owned Plainsman Sports from 1970 to 1986, worked in real estate from 1987 to 1992, and then worked as an Office Manager for M.P Ray Speaker from 1993 to 1997. In 1998 Ken retired, and moved to the place he loved, Waterton Lakes National Park. In 2014, Ken and Joyce moved back to Lethbridge to be closer to their loving grandchildren who they adored. Ken was an avid outdoorsman who loved to spend time taking his sons and grandchildren out hunting and fishing. Besides his loving wife Joyce, Ken is survived by 3 sons, Chris (Diane) Kotkas of Lethbridge, Ken Jr. (Samantha) Kotkas of Calgary, and Jim (Darci) Kotkas of Lethbridge; his grandchildren Jamy, Logan, Keedon, Joel, Jarred, Jay, and Kara; brother, Perry (Karen); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Jean and Rudy; sister Loreen “Koke”; and son Kerwin. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Friday, August 23, 2019 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Eva Stanley, officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada 724 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2T1, or Stars Air Ambulance, P.O Box 570, 1441, Aviation Park NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.

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