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Kenneth Thurston

Ken Thurston

Saturday, June 8, 2019

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Obituary for Ken Thurston

Thurston, Kenneth – Passed away suddenly, in his 95th year on Saturday, June 8, 2019 with family by his side at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay. He has entered into rest now with his beloved late wife, Jean Thurston (née Quillan 2001) and his son Paul (1970). He was the loving father of Lynda Mackie and Janice (Jim Clarke). Adored Grandpa of William Kellett, Lisa Michele Kellett, Darren Kellett, Jamie Clarke and Jacob Clarke. Great-Grandpa of Christopher Kellett and Shylinn-Kara Kellett. Brother-in-Law to Helen Mackin. Predeceased by his sister Thelma Bennett and brother Ray. Ken was a proud WWII veteran who served with the 12th Canadian Light Field Ambulance in Europe. When he returned from the war, he worked on the railroad in Toronto and then managed the Benson Hotel and the Sailfish Lounge in Lindsay before becoming the owner (with his wife) of Thurston’s Variety in Omemee, Ontario. Ken was an avid reader, historian and sports fan always hoping the Maple Leafs would show success! Ken will be remembered as a true gentleman, smart, kind, generous, compassionate and soft spoken with a wonderful sense of humour. May his laughter and wisdom always ring in our ears. He will be truly missed by his family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Drury, Dr. Ulug Mete Unligil and the entire staff in the ER and ICU. Visitation will take place at the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay on Sunday, June 16 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Funeral service will take place Monday, June 17, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel, with visitation one hour prior. Interment to take place at Riverside Cemetery, Lindsay. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Lindsay Branch. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Dunsford United Church or the Dunsford Community Food Bank where Ken volunteered for years. Donations and condolences may be made at www.mackeys.ca

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Mackey Funeral Home
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Sunday, June 16, 2019
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, June 17, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Mackey Funeral Home Chapel
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Monday, June 17, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Monday, June 17, 2019 | 11:00am
    Mackey Funeral Home Chapel
    33 Peel Street
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Monday, June 17, 2019
    Kevin Fitzpatrick
  • Interment

    Monday, June 17, 2019 |
    Riverside Cemetery
    347 Lindsay Street South
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Monday, June 17, 2019
  • Reception

    Monday, June 17, 2019 |
    Royal Canadian Legion, Lindsay
    12 York Street North
    Lindsay, Ontario
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    Monday, June 17, 2019

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Michelle Tone

Thinking of you during this very sad time. May your wonderful memories bring comfort.

Love Tara Cannon & Michelle Tone
Comment | Posted at 09:42pm via Condolence

Janet Vanderveen

Ken was a dear friend and neighbour to my parents, Jack and Anna. His cheerful demeanour, enthusiasm and warmth will be missed. Our family is so thankful for his supportive friendship with our father over the last few years especially.
Comment | Posted at 09:42am via Condolence

Kenneth & Sandra Sornberger

We will really miss Ken, really enjoyed his joyful spirit. He really loved to talk about the Thurston family history. He was well liked by everyone. May you rest in peace Ken.
Comment | Posted at 09:19am via Condolence

Randy and Debbie Cowling

We offer our condolences to the family. Ken truly was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed. Randy and Debbie Cowling
Comment | Posted at 07:31pm via Condolence

Shelley Golden

I am so very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a true gentleman for sure. I enjoyed our great conversations, some where he shared many of his childhood memories growing up near my family.
Shelley Golden
Comment | Posted at 07:00pm via Condolence

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