Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Kenneth Pearl E. Smiley

Male 1928 - 2011  (82 years)


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  • Name Kenneth Pearl E. Smiley 
    Born 21 Mar 1928  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-466216 
    Died 12 Jan 2011  Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I466216  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 

    Father Pearl Edward Smiley,   b. 1 Dec 1904, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Esther Levan,   b. Mar 1908, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Sep 1927  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F10060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen M. Hewitt 
    Children 
     1. John Smiley
     2. Donna Smiley
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F290328  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Smiley, Kenneth (Ken) Pearl Edward

      Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital in his 83rd year.

      Beloved husband of Helen Smiley (nee: Craig) for 43 years.
      Loving father of John Craig and Donna Diebel of Kitchener.
      Adored grandpa of Stephanie, Jessica, Kevin, Kathryn, Erin and great-grandpa of Liam.
      Dear brother of Donald Smiley (Geraldine), brother-in-law of Joanne Smiley of Kitchener, Janet and Darryl Hilliard of Kincardine.
      Ken will be greatly missed by his furry friend "Buddy."
      Predeceased by parents Pearl and Esther Smiley and brother Garry Smiley.

      Ken was a 35 year veteran of the Kitchener Fire Department. Previous to the Fire Department, Ken was in the Merchant Navy and a sailor on the Great Lakes. Ken was affiliated with the St. John's Cadets, Kitchener Legion Pipe Band, Kitchener Firefighter's Band and the Dutch Boy Cadets. Ken was a member of Olivet United Church.

      Ken's family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 2-2:45pm at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home immediately following visitation at 3pm, Rev. Randy Banks officiating. Reception to follow the memorial service.

      Donations can be made in memory of Ken to Olivet United Church, KW Humane Society or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (cards are available at the funeral home).
      Special thank you to Drs. Gregor, Houbay, Kachura, Prins and Ward.

      "It is a deep mystery this matter of life and death, that the same person who brought us a thousand joys can one day leave us shedding a thousand tears."

      Visit www.henrywalser.com for Ken's memorial.

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      [Photographic image] Smiley/ Kenneth/ Pearl E./ 1928- / Helen M./ Hewitt/ 1935- / Together Forever/ K.F.D. Professional Firefighter 35 Years/ Proud Parents Of John & Donna [2020 update] Ken 1928/ Mar./ 21 - 2011/ Jan./ 12; Helen 1935/ Oct./ 11/-

    2. [S3172] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177339725/kenneth-pearl_edward-smiley.

    3. [S3172] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177340016/pearl-e-smiley.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jan 2011 - Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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