March 1953 – November 2012
Following a long battle with cancer and in the company of his family, Kenneth Anton-Rea West of North Vancouver peacefully passed away at the North Shore Hospice on November 15th, 2012, at the age of 59. Born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland, on March 15th 1953 he is predeceased by his father Chrys, mother Irene and brother Richard. He immigrated to Canada with wife Barbara in 1977 and worked as a journalist at newspapers in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver. He loved living in Canada and enjoyed a great deal of time in the outdoors throughout his life here. Ken is survived by sons Richard and Andrew; grandchildren Markus and Keiana; partner Vicki Bautista and their children, Catherine and Kerry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to BC Cancer Agency or North Shore Hospice. Ken has chosen to donate his body to the UBC Science Program. In lieu of a funeral service, a gathering for family and friends will be held on Saturday, December 1st, 2012, at 1 p.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 118, 123 West 15th Street, North Vancouver.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 21, 2012
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I came across this obituary while working on the nominal roll. Kenneth was a Lieutenant in 15th Field Artillery Regiment RCA from 1988 to 1992.. The only pictures I have of him were from the Canada Salute in 1990.
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