Kenneth Edwin SILVEY

March 4, 1935 ~ May 5, 2018 (age 83)

Kenneth Edwin Silvey March 4th 1935 ~ May 5th 2018

 His mother told him he was born on March 3rd 1935 but his birth certificate reads March 4th 1935, so he celebrated the first two weeks in March. He was born on Salt Spring Island, the son of John L, Silvey and Laura G. Silvey (nee Mcfadden)(both deceased). He will be remembered by his sisters Bernice, Patricia and Eunice (Rene) and will miss his jokes and the way he all ways made them laugh.  He’s predeceased by his Brothers Jack, Stan and Sanford and his sisters Della, Silvia, Darlene. He leaves behind his wife Diana and his children, Lea Anne (Brian) predeceased Eunice, Melody (Ian), Ken Jr, Joanne (Steve). Grandchildren Trevor, Angela (Don), Jennifer (Matthew), Brodie, Crysta, Shawn (Carla), Andrea (Dan), Shaylene, Stefanie (Len), Alyssa, Nora, Janelle, Danny, Candice, Dylan, Ashly, predeceased James, Holly. Great grandchildren Jorden, Kyra, Dylan, Nicolas, Nathan, Morgan, Matilda, Ethan, Lilly, Odin, Aryonna, Trisdan, Kayne, Dean, Allan, Anthony, Randy, Sophia, Damien, Johnathan, Patricia, Julian and Trissa. He also had many Nephew’s, Grand Nephew’s, Nieces and Grand Nieces and many cousins and friends.  He also used to say that he graduated grade 3 from Reid Island. He may not been have book smarts but he had a wealth of knowledge in so many things fishing, logging, hunting and mechanics are just too name few. What ever he put his hand to do, he did it well. He was once called a Living Legend for his ability in the fishing industry. The main thing about him was that he loved his family fiercely. He thought the world of his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. He used to say “take care of those kids I live for those kids.” He will always be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

The Celebration honouring Ken's live will be held at the Eagles Hall in Ladysmith, Saturday May 19th 2018 from 1:00 until 3:00pm.

By Robert Louis Stevenson titled Requiem


Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.


This be the verse you grave for me;
"Here he lies where he longed to be,
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill." 

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