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Kenneth Ken Doepker

February 14, 1946 - December 4, 2009


Ken Doepker, born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, February 14, 1946. Passed away peacefully, December 4, 2009 after a year long battle with esophageal cancer. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Trude; 2 children, Jeff (Erin), and Jacquie (Fraser); grandchildren, Devon and Ryan; parents, Ted and Kay Doepker; and 6 brothers and sisters. Ken began his career after receiving his RN in 1967 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Humboldt. He went on to receive his BScN from University of Saskatchewan in 1971, and his Masters in Health Services Administration at the University of Alberta in 1980. His jobs took him across Canada, with his family along for the ride. He worked for both provincial and federal governments in the areas of nursing, Correctional Services, and National Health and Welfare. In 1985, Ken took on the position of Executive Director of Okanagan South Health Society and the Keremeos Diagnostic and Treatment Centre. In November 1996, he accepted the position of Executive Director of Prince George Regional Hospital. In recent years, he and Trude lived in Oliver where he spent many hours playing golf with a very special group of supportive men. Ken was an avid sportsman and grew up playing hockey, baseball, racquetball, squash, handball, tennis, and golf. Ken was a strong believer in family and community service. In Ken’s own words, he loved his life and had no regrets! Many thanks to family and friends for their love and support. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the South Okanagan-Similkameen Brain Injury Society or the South Okanagan Hospital Palliative Care Unit. A Celebration of Life was held at Fairview Mountain Golf Club, Tuesday, December 8.
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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Linda Schultz
Relation: Met Doepker's through OK Tire

Trude and family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Ruth McLarty
Relation: friend of Trude's

To Trude and family,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you Trude and your family in the loss of Ken. He as done so well, only to have cancer take him. My thoughts are with you. With kind thoughts, Ruth McLarty

From: Brian and Lorraine Wensley
Relation: friend

Trude & Family, Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you.

From: Adelia Machial
Relation: Throught work

Trude; Jack and I would like to give you and your family our condolocences on the loss of Ken. Our thought and prayers are with you. Adelia Machial

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 8, 2009
Beginning at 11:00am

Fairview Mountain Golf Club
13105 - 34th Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A celebration of life service will be held between 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Tuesday December 8, 2009 at the Fairview Mountain Golf Club.

13105 - 34th Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:

South Kanagan Similkameen Brain Injury Society
#2 – 996 Main Street
Penticton, BC
V2A 5E4
The South Okanagan Hospital Palliative Care Unit
R.R.#3, 7139 – 362nd Avenue
Oliver, BC
V0H 1T0

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