Kenneth R. Franklin
November 14, 2006, Ken passed on after a long and courageously fought illness. He will be sadly missed, forever remembered and always loved by his wife of 26 years Carla, daughters Teresa and Paisley, sister Lynne and innumerable in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Ken was raised in White Rock until the age of 12 then lived until 1981 in North Vancouver where he worked for the City, it was then he brought Carla and Tree to begin a new life in Port McNeill. Ken was eventually employed by the Dept. of Highways and was a common sight on the roads, plowing snow, fixing signs and whatever else he could lend a hand to including helping many stranded motorists.
Ken loved the people and the lifestyle of the North Island. The wilderness exploring, fishing, swimming, even getting the firewood was a good day for him, his truck was always seen on the backroads and he was the “king of crabbing” and taught many the methods he learned as a boy in White Rock to harvest them from shore.
Ken was a great husband, father, relative, neighbor and friend and if anyone needed a hand he was first in line with his friendly, warm and generous spirit and wacky sense of humour.
Ken requested no memorial, he was remembered by close family at the Nimpkish River with swans, eagles, seals and a rainbow in attendance.
I held you as you took your last breath and felt your spirit rise free at last from the pain and long suffering. I see and feel you everywhere, you are always with me and I thank you for loving me as I love you.