BANKS, Kenneth George - (1943 – October 2016) - It is with deep sadness that Ken's family announces his peaceful passing from Creek Way Longterm Care Home in Burlington on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the age of 73.
God called Ken home and set him free where he can talk, run, jump, laugh, eat and cheer whenever he wishes. Ken married his high school sweetheart Sharon (Bennett), and in July of this year they celebrated 50 years of togetherness that we still can't believe.
Ken's family was… his pride and joy with two sons Michael and Adam (Tammy), and five precious grandchildren Noah, Kyle, Hannah, Aidan and Aaran, who called him Papa. Much loved brother to Ruth Wolfe (Dave), brother-in-law to Bryan (Joanne) Bennett and Glenn (Kara) Bennett.
After a successful career in the steel industry, Ken discovered golf again and travels around the world with our special friends. His next calling was as a volunteer in the Wellness Program at Carpenter Hospice. The years spent sharing his compassion lead to the published work of a special book by Sandy Trunzer, "Without a Manual".
Special thanks to Dr. Randy Cross for his guidance on this journey, and his caring staff at the Waterdown Medical Clinic, and to Dr. Turnbulll's ALS clinic at McMaster, where Ken was guided as we began our journey with ALS. Thank you to the congregations of Kilbride and Carlisle United Churches for their prayers for Ken. Many thanks to all the caring angels from CCAC, Acclaim Health and Creek Way Long Term Care Home. The caring compassion continued to pour out for Ken and our entire family. We think the chocolates helped!
A private graveside service will take place. Our family invites you to join in a Celebration of Ken's Life at RATTLESNAKE POINT GOLF CLUB, 5407 Regional Road 25 in Milton on Sunday, October 23rd at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Operation Smile Canada or ALS Dr. Turnbull Research McMaster.
Ken, you'll be in our hearts always,
Love you more.