After graduating from MB Collegiate Institute, Winnipeg, Ken attended University of Winnipeg and MB Bible College. Attaining his teaching degree, Ken initiated the band program at MBCI. His success led to the position of executive director for the Manitoba Band Association (MBA) and Canadian Band Association. He gained local and national recognition as a basketball referee. He umpired and convened the Christian Men’s Slow Pitch League. An avid model railroader, Ken loved riding trains. Church and family played significant roles. MBA colleagues listed integrity, kindness, dedication and humility as Ken’s primary characteristics.