GILES, Kenneth Albert Thomas - It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Kenneth Albert Thomas Giles. Kenneth passed away peacefully at his home in Ashburn, ON on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at the age of 91.
He was born in Mono Township, Dufferin County on December 7, 1930.
Kenneth is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Sally of Ashburn, ON; his daughter Deborah Rapini (Domenic) of Burlington, ON; his son Ian Giles (Rose) of Toronto, ON; his son Andrew Giles of Ashburn, ON; his son Jamie Giles (Chrystne) of Prince Albert, ON; his grandchildren Derek (Carrie), David (Brier), Wolf, Josephine, Katherine, Jackson; and four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents Albert E. Giles and Florence E. Hooper; his brother Edward Giles of Midland, ON; his sister Jean Ferraro of Guelph, ON; and his son, Michael Lewis Giles of Burlington, ON.
He was a Skipper on the Canadian Olympic Sailing team and won the “Banff Award” for the most outstanding officer in the Royal Canadian Army Cadets. Ken was also a commissioned Lieutenant and an engineer on the AVRO Arrow project. The president of three large companies and a founding member of Big Trout Conservation Club, Ken had also been a member of Kiwanis, Optimist, and CanRide clubs.
Family and friends are invited to Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry, on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 for visitation at 11a.m. followed by a service to celebrate Ken’s life in the chapel at 1p.m. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held. A family burial service will be held at noon on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at Boston Mills Cemetery in Boston Mills, ON.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society- Breast Cancer Research.