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Ken was born 9 Nov 1932 in Humphrey's Mills NB, located on the Intercolonial Railway and was a manufacturing and farming settlement with 2 stores, 1 sawmill, 1 woolen mill and factory, 1 grist mill and a population of 250.

The family of 6 boys (Ken was #5) moved to Sunny Brae where he attended secondary school there and at the Moncton High School.

He joined the Army on 19 Aug 50 and retired on 19 Aug 1980. A Sgt at age 20 he became a PTI and 12 years later was commissioned from the ranks (CFR) from MWO to Lt and became a BPERO. During this period he worked at becoming an accomplished gymnast and diver, and was a member of the 1959 Canadian Gymnastic Team Champions. A competent gymnast and diver he competed in many championships and won many medals. He coached gymnastics and swimming, trained officials at the national level in gymnastics, swimming and T&F and officiated at many international events. He also achieved regional director and examiner status with the Red Cross and RLSS water safety organizations.

Serving at the Army School of PT in Borden from 1951 to 1961 he had postings to Gagetown, Shilo, NDHQ, RMC, CFB Kingston and retired from Naden. On retirement he became an agent for Maritime Life, didn't like it so he enrolled as a full time reservist in the RCAF with Pacific Region HQ (Air Cadets), where he was the AdmO and at the same time as the AdmO for the Gliding School in Princeton and the DCO of the Cadet Camp at Albert Head retiring as a Major. When not on a trip to warmer climates, he enjoys golfing, curling, home renovations and repairs.

He was the driving force in developing and maintaining the Periscope website over the period 2004-2018.

Ken and Yvonne live in Victoria BC

52-850 Parklands Dr

V9A 7L9



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