Posted: September 22nd, 2023

DRAUDSON With deep sadness and sorrow, our family announces the passing of RICHARD KENNETH “KEN” DRAUDSON, on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at the age of 84 years.
Ken is lovingly survived by his wife of 64 years, Leona; and by his children: Cindy (Ron) Kasner and Rick Draudson. His grandchildren: Kelsey, Karleigh, Tyler and Torrie Kasner will forever cherish his memory.
Ken was predeceased by his parents, Arnold and Aileen Draudson and his siblings, Joyce and Ronald Draudson.
Ken was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and was raised in Elkwater Alberta.
He married Leona and worked several jobs in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, until moving to Lethbridge. They settled on an acreage south of Coaldale and eventually moved into Coaldale.
Ken loved to spend time with his grandchildren and was always willing to help anyone in need.
He loved to “MacGyver”, and could fix almost anything he set his mind to. He created a snow plow out of a garden tractor, blade and plexiglass, and spent many cold mornings cleaning the neighborhood sidewalks. He was often called upon to help fix farming equipment and loved to help where he could.
With his declining health, Leona was unable to continue to care for him at home and with tortured hearts, he moved to Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale. He spent his final two years being cared for by the amazing staff.
No formal funeral service will be held. A family Graveside Service will be held at a later date.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


  1. Peggy Davis says:

    Dear Leona, Cindy, and Rick, Sincere sympathies in the loss of Ken. He was a kind of soul. Our visits to your acreage were full of good memories.

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