KENNETH JAMES THORNE

THORNE, KENNETH JAMES OCTOBER 16, 1940 – JANUARY 4, 2013


Born Port Elgin Ontario. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death, in his sleep, of our dear husband, father & poppa at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Ken is survived by wife of 51 years Freda, daughter Lisa (Kelly) Griffin, star of his life Granddaughter Sophie Griffin, sister Joan (Paul) Backhaus, brother Steve (Sheryl) Thorne. Nieces and nephews, Susan (Lloyd) Jenkins, Tom (Tracey) Wilkinson, Kim Bull Chambers & (Shane), Kelly (Steve) Tomer, Dale Backhaus & (Debbie), Arlee (Don) Devlin, Jeremy Thorne and their families, also relatives in Ontario. Predeceased by daughter Karen (1964-73) parents Ken Sr., & Lucy, his sister Lorrie Pelto and close friend Rick Bull.


Ken was a proud, hardworking electrician, Thorne Electric & Thorne Lennon Electric, a Volunteer Fireman. A loyal, trustworthy man, he and his blue Volvo will be missed by many in Sidney.


Thank you to Dr. A. Marsh & SPH staff.


Memorial Service: January 17, 2013 at 1pm, St. Andrews Church 9691 Fourth St, Sidney, BC.


In lieu of flowers: donations in Ken’s name to Jeneece Place-Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, 2380 Arbutus Rd, Victoria, BC, V8N 1V7 or Charity of your choice.