Ken Bridge passed away peacefully at the age of 87 at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook on Sunday, February 15, 2015.
Ken was born in Vancouver, BC on August 29, 1927. He moved to Cranbrook with his job at CP Rail when he was sixteen years old and continued to work with the railroad for 42 years. In Cranbrook, Ken met Phoebe Dyer and at nineteen years old they eloped to Libby, MT. At 58, Ken retired from CP Rail and he and Phoebe moved to their lake property on Monroe Lake which they’ve had since 1962. Ken and Phoebe enjoyed the lake and there they made many special memories with family and friends.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 67 years Phoebe, his three sons Steve (Krista), Henry, and Kenny (Karin); his daughter Sue; his six grandchildren, Marcy, Lisa, Candice (Sean), Kenny, Chrissy (Cody), and Jenny (Ryan); and his one great grandson Jack.
A memorial tribute to Ken will be held at McPherson Funeral Home (2200 – 2nd Street South) in Cranbrook at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 20th, 2015. Memorial donations can be made in Ken’s honour to the East Kootenay Health Foundation, c/o East Kootenay Regional Hospital, 13 – 24th Avenue North, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 3H9.