Kenneth Johnny Wiens was born on October 30, 1967 in Swift Current, SK and passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, SK on Monday, August 30, 2021.
He graduated high school from Swift Current Comprehensive High School and then took secondary education at Medicine Hat College. Ken & Karen met at Pizza Hut in 1987, he then followed Karen to Medicine Hat College where he took business and psychology courses. They were married on March 21, 1992 in Swift Current.
Ken was a passionate person and a hard worker. Over the last thirty years, he was a business owner, a farmer (who loved combining — as a matter of fact, had farming only constituted combining, he would have been a lifer), worked in construction, was an apartment building manager, as well as a landlord. He was very excited when the opportunity came up this year to work for his cousin Steve as Campground Manager at the Saskatchewan Landing. As he said, “it's a walk in the park.”
Ken's greatest achievement and his deepest love was for his children, Mya and Aiden. Everyone who knows Ken & Karen understands the dedication and determination involved in adopting these precious children from Haiti. The last almost sixteen years with his children were his most passionate. Ken could not have been happier than when he was encouraging and chauffeuring his children in their many pursuits.
Ken had lots of hobbies. Golf was a biggie – especially with “the boys” every weekend in Swift Current or travelling to Kokanee Springs annually with the guys. He recently even got Mya interested by enticing her with a new set of clubs.
Travelling was something he liked to talk about. Ken had some good stories about trips with friends and family. He had this “thing” about whenever he got to a new tropical place he had to “hug a palm tree.” There's an awesome picture of Ken hugging Aiden in front of a palm tree in the Dominican Republic.
He liked guns and his brother Al has many fun stories about the competitive and recreational shooting that they did together. Ken also had cool photography equipment and liked to take great photos. He was into astronomy and appreciated staring at the stars – especially with a glass of scotch and a cigar – with company, of course.
He also loved spending time at Lac Pelletier, which was a big part of his family life over the years – simply being at the cabin, boating and tubing in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.
Ken is survived by his wife, Karen; his children, Mya and Aiden; his parents, John & Carolyne Wiens; his parents-in-law, Harvey & Cheryl Nybo; his brother, Allen Wiens (Kathy Ng); his sister-in-law, Shannon Leclerc (Alan Castell); his nieces, Beverly Duncan (Dane) and son Alex, Celine Leclerc, and Rachel Leclerc; and also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He also loved and is survived by his “furry kids,” Parker, Sadie, Leonard, and Ozzy.
The family is grateful for and wishes to thank Hutch ambulance from Swift Current, Stars Air Ambulance and ER/Trauma staff, ICU, Social workers, and Organ Donation coordinators at RUH for the amazing care.
The thoughtfulness is appreciated, but flowers are respectfully declined by the family. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ken Wiens, donations made to Brace for Impact 46 or the educational trust fund for Ken’s children, Aiden and Mya, would be appreciated by the family. eTransfers for the education fund can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information about Brace for Impact 46 follow the link listed below.
The Celebration of Life for Ken Wiens was held on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm from the Living Sky Casino Event Centre, Swift Current, SK with Dan Ryder serving as MC. Tributes were given by Mya Wiens, Larry Lamont, Cornelia Funk, Gary Hildebrandt, Allen Wiens, Tracey Schlamp, and Steve Wiens. The prayer before the luncheon was given by Jake Schlamp.
The service was recorded and will be available to view on the funeral home website as soon as possible.
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