It is with broken hearts that the family of Ken Roh, age 68, of Swift Current, announce his passing on Thursday, July 9, 2020.
The Private Family Service was held Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm from the Swift Current Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Sarah Urano officiating. A Public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In remembrance of Ken, the family would welcome memorial donations to STARS Air Ambulance.
It is with broken hearts that the family of Kenneth Wayne Roh, age 68, of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, announces his passing on July 9, 2020 after a lengthy and hard fought battle with cancer. Ken was a hardworking, fun loving, kind, and caring individual. He will be remembered as a dedicated family man and a dear friend to many.
Ken was born on December 30, 1951 at Herbert, Saskatchewan. He was the third child and second son of Alex and Aggie Roh. He began school at Meadow Country School, continued at Morse School, and completed his graduating year in Swift Current. Following graduation Ken attended the Saskatchewan Technical Institute’s apprenticeship electrician program. As an apprentice he worked in Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Regina, and Rock Springs, Wyoming. In November of 1974 he married the love of his life, Terry (Nicholson), and the young couple made their home in Moose Jaw. In 1975 they welcomed the arrival of daughter, Bobbi. Three years later, a second daughter, Ricki, was born. Ken was a loving family man; Terry, his girls, his son-in-law, Mike, and his grandchildren meant the world to him. He was an amazing grandpa to Jesse, Hudson, Keaton, and Parker who all brought him an immense amount of joy! Family gatherings, time spent at the lake, and trips in the “Roh Boat” are memories that will be cherished.
Upon moving back home to Morse, Ken and Terry became business owners purchasing the former Pollock grocery store in May 1975. Over their 23 years in business, they met many people and travelled extensively. Ken was very active in the Morse community serving as a volunteer firefighter, a town councilor, chairman of the Rolling Plains Lake Association, a member of the business association, and was always supportive of community events. Ken retained his ties to the land and enjoyed helping his father-in-law, Lorne, during harvest time. In September of 1992 he began real estate courses. Upon the sale of the store in 1998, Ken devoted himself fully to what would be a highly successful new career. In 2001 he purchased a ReMax franchise and in 2006 permanent office space was acquired in which the business flourished. Due to Ken’s increasing health difficulties the business was sold in 2016. Ken will be remembered for his dedication and integrity; his kind, caring, and fun-loving nature; his delicious homemade sausage; and, of course, his talented drumming and vocal performances in many different bands.
Throughout his life he had the good fortune to acquire many dear friends and form relationships that have lasted a lifetime. These friendships have meant so much over the past few years as his illness progressed and his world became smaller.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Agatha Roh. He will be forever remembered and cherished by Terry, his wife of 45 years; his daughters Bobbi Oscar and Ricki (Mike) Jarvis; his four grandsons; his siblings Ronnie (Doreen) Roh, Alice (Ralph) Arnold, and Brenda Wilson; his in-laws Lorne and Darlene Nicholson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.
The family would like to thank the medical professionals at the cancer clinic in Regina and Cypress Health Region for the excellent care and compassion shown to Ken during his illness. Your care and compassion has made a difference for Ken and his family.
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