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Kenneth Lee Halsey

Date of Death: April 3, 2019


HALSEY, Kenneth Lee

April 8, 1939 – April 3, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth Lee Halsey of Nelson, BC on April 3, 2019. He is survived by his wife Shirley of Nelson, son Brad of Prince George, older brother Gordon (Phyllis) of Victoria and sister Hazel Skene of Nelson and nephews and nieces.  He was predeceased by his beloved daughter Terri-Lee, and his parents Tom and Winifred Halsey of Nelson.

Ken loved the outdoors, picking mushrooms with Shirley in the fall, fishing with friends under “BOB” and on Kootenay Lake and hunting in the East Kootenays and Creston flats.  His 30 year career with the BC Forest Service was a perfect match to his interest in the natural environment.  On visits to Victoria, he and Gordon and occasionally his father-in-law Ed Brady went salmon, crab and shrimp fishing (not always successfully but always fun).  In later years, he and Shirley enjoyed their success (mostly!) in various casinos; Castlegar was always a popular local choice.  Trips with their fifth wheel trailer around BC occupied summers before and after retirement.  He and Shirley and Brad explored Haida Gwaii and the Oregon Coast in their rugged splendor, and their trips to Maui and the Big Island to escape Kootenay winters expanded his interest in geology and marine life.

Ken will always be remembered for his many stories, and will be greatly missed by all those who had the opportunity to know and love him.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the British Columbia Lung Association; a celebration of Ken’s life will be held at a later date.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Heather Traxler
Relation: We are good friends with his son, Brad.

Blair and I are so sorry for your loss – we are thinking of you during this very difficult time.

From: Rick Biller
Relation: Friend

Ken was the most entertains person I ever worked with. We had a hoot working for the Forest Service in Casltegar building roads and bridges. I have Ken an old yellow car that I thought was a write off and he proceeded to drive it to work every day for years never missing an opportunity to remind me of what a mistake I had made. Rest In Peace old friend

From: Rob Traxler, Donna Stelmock
Relation: We are good friends of Brad.

Deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband and father from Rob & Donna and from your many friends at the YMCA in Prince George.

From: Christine McCandlish
Relation: long ago co-worker

Condolences to the family

From: Karin & Roger Boothroyd
Relation: Ken was one of our volunteer firemen many, many years ago.

Sending condolences to Ken’s wife Shirley and family. Out of the blue I decided to look at the Nelson Obituaries and surprised to note Ken’s passing, and the service to be held at the Hume this weekend. It was meant to be found. Love to hear from you Shirley. In the meantime, take good care, and may you have many wonderful memories. Lots of Love, Karin (Owens) & Roger

From: Janet Williamson
Relation: Friend

Shirley, I am so sorry that I did not realize that Ken had died. I definitely would have gone to the service. I am so sorry for your loss. He had such a great sense of humour and I’m sure there were many funny stories Told ❤️
Janet Williamson

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the British Columbia Lung Association.

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