In Memoriam: Kenneth Meikle
Jan 25, 2016
MEIKLE, Kenneth (Ken) Mackay, Commander, RCN (ret'd.)
Ken's circle of life ended in his 91st year peacefully at home with loving family at his side. His life was lived to the fullest and he always had a good yarn to tell about his many adventures. He was raised in the wilds of the North West Territories at Great Bear Lake and Fort Simpson. As a young man in Ottawa, Ontario, he attended Glebe Collegiate and later, Queen's University where he earned his degree in mechanical engineering, Science class of 49.
Ken married Margaret (Miki) and raised five children; Kaye, Eric (Wendy), Bruce (Terry), Barbara (Ron Palmer) and Tony (Donna), while pursuing a long and distinguished career in the Royal Canadian Navy and with the Ministry of the Environment.
Ken's main passion in life was skiing. He was an original "lamplighter" at Camp Fortune and spent over four decades as a member of the ski school where he was often referred to as "Old Smoothie". Winter being his season of choice, he rarely missed a day on the slopes with all his skiing buddies. Ken spent his summers paddling the shores of Lake Skootamatta, enjoying nature's gifts along with his large family and many friends. Ken will be fondly remembered by all who were lucky enough to know him.
Farewell, Ken. Your soul-mate awaits you.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Doctor's and Staff at the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center, the Carefor staff and nurses, CCAC, and especially the Palliative care team headed by Doctor Louise Coulombe whose constant care and compassion were exceptional.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday January 30th at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please remember Ken by performing a simple act of kindness or by making a donation to the charity of your choice.
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