It is with great sadness that the family of Kenneth Brillon announces his sudden passing. Ken was born on November 5th 1936 in McLennan. He graduated from the University of Alberta and had a long, successful career as a geophysicist in the oil and gas industry.
Ken met loving wife Kathy where she worked in Peace River over 57 years ago. Together, they shared a lifetime of love and adventure. One of the things they loved to do together was travel the world. Wherever they went, they knew how to have fun, but could also be counted on the save the day when needed. On one fateful day while fishing near the Smith Sound, he and Kathy responded to a distress signal and spent 21 hours in heavy seas rescuing three of the four fishermen who were stuck in a storm near the Queen Charlotte Islands. Ken will always be remembered as the friend or neighbour who would always be there for you when you needed him.
Ken is lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Kathy, and his two sons Keith and Kirk. Ken proudly talked about his sons’ achievements with anyone who would listen. To both Kirk and Keith, he passed down his love of drawing and art.
He is greatly missed by brother Amady (Middy) Brillon and sister-in-law, Bernice (Bunk) Brillon; as well as his nieces and nephews: Wade and Sherri Brillon, Donna and Don Schaef, Jilaine and Alan Boris, Micheal and Monika Brillon. On Kathy’s side of the family, he is remembered fondly by Marion Crawford, and Pearl and Tom Klotz, along with many nieces and nephews. Ken is pre-deceased by parents Kathleen Brillon and Amady Brillon, sister-in-law Jennie and Peter Toker, and brother-in-law John Crawford.
There are so many friends who will miss him dearly, especially life-long family friend, Mary Johnson. If you were to ask any one of his friends what they remembered most about Ken, it was how much he loved woodworking. After retirement you’d often find him out in the garage working on a multitude of projects.
Both Kathy and Ken believed in giving back to their community. One of the ways they did that together was by delivering for Meals on Wheels for 32 years. It is an organization that is dear to them, and so memorial donations can be made to the Calgary Meals on Wheels at: mealsonwheels.com.
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