OELRICH, Kenneth Lea, MWO (Ret’d), RCOC

Ken, age 70, passed away on 25 January 2017 in Calgary.  Ken is lovingly remembered by Margaret his wife of 49 years, his son Keith (Kathleen) and his three grandchildren, Erin, William and Marion.

Born in Princeton, BC, he joined the military as an RCOC Soldier Apprentice.  He retired after 33 years of service as a Master Warrant Officer.  After he retired from the military, Ken worked for The Corps of Commissionaires for twenty years.

Ken was a Beaver, Cub, Scout and Venture Leader as well as a square dance caller.  He loved the outdoors with lots of years fishing, hunting, camping and gardening.

A Celebration of Ken’s life will follow at a later date.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. or to The Veteran’s Food Bank of Calgary, suite 210, 1235-17 Avenue SW, Calgary AB T2T 0C2 Telephone: (403) 543-4670. info@canadianlegacy.org.

Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.   In living memory of Ken Oelrich, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

From Good Friend, Bill Hicks

I’ve been very close to Ken over the years and we served together in many locations.  He will be missed.  Our hearts and prayers go out to Ken’s family.  Ken only had one child, Keith and three grandchildren who he was extremely proud of.  My three girls went to school with Keith when we lived in Lahr.  Marg was a good friend as well and our heart goes out to her.  Another RCOC Apprentice gone.


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