It is with sadness we announce the passing of Kenneth Raymond Ziola on March 4th, 2022. He passed away peacefully with family by his side. Ken was predeceased by his mother Bertha, brothers Elmer, Ted, Bob, former wife Margaret and grand daughter Kimberly.
He is survived by wife Cherie, son Raymond (Leah) and daughters Linda (Ken), Connie (Clayton) and much-loved grand children Jessica (Johnathen) Cameron, Kyra (Syed), Cody and new arrival Savanah.
Open House to celebrate Ken's life to be held on Saturday March 26th .2022. Time 1-4pm. 661-261 Street Aldergrove.
Ken was born on November 27th .1932 in Avonlea Sask. Moving to B.C. in 1950. He started his retail career working for Eaton's department store in New Westminster on Columbia Street, he soon moved on working for Supervalu, then on to what was then known as Canada Safeway, staying there for 30 plus years, finishing his career as Store Manager at the Safeway in Ocean Park retiring in 1988.
Ken loved sports, from his younger years playing Jr. A baseball with the New West Lions winning the 1951 Fraser valley Baseball Championship, to the many curling trophies that were won in Cloverdale, White Rock, Langley, and New Westminster. He also coached many ball teams over the years. Two of ken's best times was going to the opening nights of the Seattle Mariners and Vancouver Canucks. He also had season tickets for many years to the B.C. Lions and Canucks. Golf was also one of his hobbies, especially the 19th. hole with his friends.
Ken was able to spend many years with Cherie in Palm Springs enjoying golf, family, and friends. Travel included cruises, trips to the East Coast, and a very special river cruise in 2014. His most happy place was the family cabin on Okanagan Lake where many happy years were spent watching his children and grand children grow up. He loved to garden, and February was the time to start his seedlings, and get the gardens ready for planting.
Ken has been cremated and his ashes will be spread at the family cabin and here at the farm, both places dear to his heart.
Forever In Our Hearts
Cherie and family, so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. So many great memories of Ken and the White Rock ball team A great man and a great coach. My thoughts are with you, Bill
Sincerest condolences to the family. Keeping you in our thoughts as you grieve your loss.
Ken was a great neighbour and will be missed. He was always friendly to all the neighbours and would check in with us when he hadn’t seen us for a few days. Rest In Peace Ken.