Ken Archer passed away peacefully at The Gardens at Qualicum Beach where he had been a resident for the past six years.
He was predeceased by his wife of 73 years, Lottie and survived by his sons David and Robert(Belle), and daughter Terrill(Paul); grandchildren Cory, Lisa, Ian, and Alistair; and great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Toni, Katherine, Neala, Logan, and Megan.
Ken was born in Calgary and grew up in Calgary and rural Alberta where he met and married his love, Lottie Greenwood. He enjoyed farm life and returned to the family farm after his service in World War II but soon moved to Elnora, Alberta where he manged a Crown Lumber Yard. He was to spend the rest of his working life in the lumber and building business, mostly in Calgary.
He came from a family of builders and carpenters and made many quality improvements to his homes in Calgary and Qualicum Beach but his passion was for his garden. Where ever he lived he soon made his yard a garden of beauty and productivity. Even in Calgary’s unpredictable climate, his tomato crops were legendary.
Ken also loved sports and in his younger years played baseball and curled. When he moved to Qualicum Beach in 1980, he curled and played golf. He maintained his interest in Canadian professional football and hockey all his life.
The family is eternally grateful to the third floor staff of the Qualicum Gardens for their kind and compassionate care of both Ken and Lottie during their final years.
No service by request.