Kenneth Robert Cyr, 58, of Grand Coulee, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He married Cindy, the love of his life, in 1982, and together they raised three sons: Sean (married to Ashley, grandchildren Colton, Jadyn), Joel (married to Carolyn, grandchildren Ben, Elle, Rachel), and Marc (married to Kim, grandchildren Eli, Audrey, Renaya). Ken is predeceased by his mother, Erna, and is survived by his father Adrien (Hilda). Ken will be lovingly remembered by his siblings Ric (Charlene) and Bonnie (Mike) Newson, as well as nephews and nieces Scott, Traci, Aaron, Jared, and Amy.
Ken was born in Chilliwack, B.C. on July 20, 1962. He pursued a calling in ministry by attending Canadian Bible College where he received a bachelor’s degree in theology. He spent 33 years in ministry - working as a pastor in churches in Nakusp, B.C., Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, and Quesnel, B.C. and then as the director of Freedom in Christ Ministries based out of Regina, SK. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with family, but most of all he loved Jesus immensely and desired everyone he encountered to experience a saving relationship with Him.
Ken’s personality was larger than life. His joy and humour were infectious (and sometimes annoying). He was kind, compassionate, courageous, brave, and incredibly loving. He faced his battle with cancer with incredible perseverance, never feeling like he suffered unjustly, but instead often saying, “Why not me?”. We are confident in this: that he is with Jesus in heaven, because he experienced the love of Jesus firsthand while here on earth. His hope rested on that promise and his passion was that others would find that same freedom in Jesus.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ken can be made to Freedom in Christ Canada Ministries. A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Rosewood Park Alliance Church, 1300 North Courtney Street, Regina, SK. The Celebration of Life will be livestreamed on the Rosewood Park Church YouTube channel.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
Sweet Cindy, my heart is so saddened by the passing of Ken. Both of you were/are stalwarts of the faith and have ministered to many. You showed me faithfulness, perseverance, loving kindness, gentleness and goodness. Ken's sermons were full of insight, well written and often Spirit led(I listened to many recorded versions as an assignment in school). His delight in teasing was a love language that, although annoying and embarrassing at times, I've come to appreciate through my own husband's penchant for the same expression of brotherly love. May the Holy Spirit be your Balm of Gilead these days ahead. Much love. Nicole
Cindy and family, We were shocked and saddened to hear of Ken's passing. Our sympathies to you and your children and grandchildren. I was always greeted with a smile and generous spirit whenever I saw Ken during our days at CBC. I still remember his joy and surprise when I first met him and asked if he was related to Louis Cyr, "The World's Strongest Man". I think Ken lived up to that heritage, judging by the testimony of his courage as he faced the end of his life due to cancer. I join you in the confidence that he is enjoying the presence of his Lord in paradise today. God Bless you all and give you comfort and peace.
We are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was such a wonderful partner in ministry with his unique gifts. What a legacy of walking many to freedom he's leaving behind.
Cindy and Family, We were so happy to have know Ken. He was such a great support to us in our times of trouble. He fought for life knowing God’s Will be done and he went to his Lord with open arms. We will miss him.
Cindy & “kids”, we and our “kids” (because that’s what they were when we spent the majority of our time together) remember the fun times we had when we visited, and sometimes stayed overnight, when you lived in Ft. Qu’Appelle and Nakusp! Ken was so accommodating, accepting and fun to be with, along with you, Cindy. It’s a shame that we don’t communicate these things to those who have made a positive impact in our lives until they are gone. I guess that’s human nature though. Know that our times with all of you were special and our hearts break for your loss! You all will be in our prayers in the coming days, weeks, and into the future. A big hole has been left in all your lives, including your grandkids! Love you. ❤️
I met ken when we played hockey together, one win we won it all, and the next didnt win one game both were just as fun with him. I later met him again in high school, sardis senior secondary the home of the falcons, he was quite the athelete. I came to admire his faith coz im an indian, and he talked to me like anyone else, very rare in my eyes. It was definately an honor to have known you my brother, see you on the other if im lucky
Iam deeply saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. He was truly a great man, that believed so highly in his job on this earth. He was and always will be one of a kind. You will be missed.
I followed Ken on Facebook and admired the faith, courage and humour he displayed throughout his ordeal with cancer. He will be missed. Condolences to you Cindy and your family.
Condolences and hugs for you and the family... it was a great pleasure to know Ken and he always had a very positive outlook on life... he was a true warrior in Christ his Lord and Saviour ... thoughts and prayers for you all ...❤️
Very sorry to hear about Ken. We feel blessed that we were able to spend time with him when he stayed with us for a few days. He impacted our lives greatly and we are truly honoured to have known him. Hugs to you and the family Cindy,
Dear Cindy and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. We still remember, with fondness, the part Ken played in making us feel welcome when we moved to Mission all those years ago. Our prayers and thoughts go with you and your family. With Love, Cam and Lori
Cyndy, Our deepest Condolences on the news of Ken's passing. Ken was Always a Gentleman, even when we were young lads growing up in Greendale. This is truly heart-breaking news. See you again my friend.
Condolences Cindy, and the extended Cyr family . Loved getting reacquainted with Ken and his fearless desire to pursue truth and wisdom . His love for Jesus is inspiring, even through suffering, he counted it an honour. His presence will be immensely missed . A fellow Greendalite , Ken .
Cindy, we were saddened to hear of Ken's passing. He fought a courageous fight with cancer & you also did, as you walked alongside him. He will be deeply missed. May his legacy of passion for Jesus live on in the lives he touched. Our prayers are with you & your family. Love, Bruce & Julia
We will miss Ken’s sense of humour and His love for all his friends and family. We know that he is with his Saviour whom he loved. Ken fought the good fight with Gods help. We love you Ken.
I am very sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort and peace as mourn. Jesus says, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die" (John 11:25-26). Ken rests with the master. Blessings