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On September 11, 2018, Kenneth Saunders of Spruce Grove passed away at the age of 94 years.

Ken leaves to mourn his loving wife of 68 years, Sheena; son, Julian; daughter, Amanda (Ben Schindel); grandsons, Joseph McLaughlin and Christopher Saunders.

Ken was born in London, England and served as a flying officer in the R.A.F. in the UK and in Calgary in WWII. He went down to the Antarctic on a whaling expedition so he could marry the love of his life, Sheena. In 1949 he became an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He had his own practice in London under the name of Kenneth C. Saunders for several years and was joined by his partner Norman Croll. They added 2 children to their family, Julian and Amanda, and in 1966 moved to Canada. In 1967 he became a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He practiced in Edmonton for several years and was joined by his partner, Edward Gooch, and the firm became Saunders Gooch. Ken worked well into his eighties. He became President of the Edmonton Club in 1978.

Ken never forgot his love of flying and with 2 business friends invested in a small plane, which he used for business and for many holidays with his family including his parents from the UK to the US and one year to the Turks and Caicos Islands but for a thunderstorm over the Bermuda Triangle, and they had to return to the safety of Fort Lauderdale.

They were delighted to welcome 2 grandsons to complete their family, Joseph and Christopher.

Ken will be sadly missed by his golf and card playing buddies and his many business friends and of course his family.

Special thanks to the kind and caring Doctors and staff at the Misericordia, especially Danielle in Kenís last hour.

Celebration of Kenís life will take place on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Astros Restaurant, 10038 - 167 Street, Edmonton for family and friends from 2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Edmonton Humane Society, 13620 Ė 163 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5V 0B2.

In Loving Memory of
Kenneth Saunders
 
 
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Funeral Service:
Celebration of Life
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
2:45 PM
Astros Restaurant
10038 - 167 Street, Edmonton
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