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WILLIAM KENNETH HUNTLEY 1928-2010 Ken was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England on April 25, 1928, son of Ernest and Alice (nee Firth). He passed away after a short illness on August 27, 2010 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He will be deeply missed by his wife Margaret (nee Tansey), his daughter Karen Vendette, son Robert and his wife Jayne, as well as his four granddaughters: Mélanie and Stéphanie Vendette and Emily and Becky Huntley. Ken and Margaret emigrated to Ottawa, Canada in 1960 where Ken pursued a career in retail sales, first with Sears and subsequently self-employed with Busy Fingers Wool Shop first at Place de Ville and then L'Esplanade Laurier. He had a passion for gardening, was forever at home with his own thoughts, had an explanation for almost everything, and tended to command the conversation. Television was his vice and he especially enjoyed watching a good comedian, tennis championships, English Premier League soccer and Toronto FC. At the request of Ken and his family there will be no visitation or memorial service. In consideration of the outstanding service and support by the doctors, nurses and staff of the Intensive Care Unit at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, please consider supporting The Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation. 


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  • Fred A on

    I was a young management trainee assigned to work with your father at Sears in 1982. I’ve had a pretty good career in retail since then (recently retired) and have to say that of all the people I have met in the years since your dad was absolutely one of the best. He taught me a lot about business, about passion for business and about compassion for the people we worked with. I didn’t realized he passed until now. He is surely missed by all that knew him.

  • Matt Young on

    My condolences to you and your family Rob.

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