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Forsyth, Kenneth Donald
October 12, 1968 - September 9, 2019
Service:  As per Ken's wishes no service will be held.
Notice:  In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Ken’s name to the Flags of Remembrance – Veterans Voices of Canada. www.vetvoicecan.org

Obituary

Kenneth Donald Forsyth
October 1968 – September 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Canadian Forces veteran Kenneth Donald Forsyth on 9th of September 2019, loving father, son and brother.
Ken was born into a military family in Vancouver, BC on 12 October 1968, to Don and Joyce Forsyth. He graduated high school in 1986 and joined the military immediately after. In 1990 he married Diane and in 1994 he welcomed his son Rayne (Cody-Jerrod) into his life. In his 20 year career with the Canadian Armed Forces he spent time in Namibia (1989), Kuwait (1991) and the former Yugoslavia (1993) as a very proud United Nations Peacekeeper. He also had the pleasure of 6 months of darkness at CFS Alert (2000). In his youth Ken AKA Punkinhead could be found going to various households around meal time, obtaining multiple dinners – he was always very resourceful.
Ken was never a stranger to anyone, he always made quick friends and those friendships would last a lifetime. Whether he was traveling around the world as a peacekeeper or on a motorcycle trip from AB to Vancouver Island, the people he met and friends he made were amazing. He touched many hearts and lives along the way in his 50 short years.
Ken was predeceased by his mother Joyce (Roach) Forsyth.
Ken will be sadly missed by his son Rayne (Cody-Jerrod) Forsyth, of Calgary, AB; his father Don Forsyth, of Courtenay, BC; Diane Forsyth of Calgary, AB; sister Karen (Stuart) Lavoie of Courtenay, BC; sister Kim Forsyth of Atlanta, GA; and brother Kevin (Kari) Forsyth of Surrey, BC.
He made SO MANY friends along the way in his short life that there are too many to name, however, he will be greatly missed by all he came into touch with.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Ken’s name to the Flags of Remembrance – Veterans Voices of Canada. www.vetvoicecan.org

Condolences

Wade Lester:
I met Jr from a mutual friend known as TK. He came to watch our kids hockey game and I believe this was the first time I met him and we went and had a beer in the parking lot. I can say like the other comments, I liked him right away. Over the short time I got to know him and the half dozen times I was able to visit with him I heard some stories, had some laughs, and shared some beers. You will be missed and I hope your somewhere looking down on us in peace. We had a toast for you the other night thinking about you. I’m sure it won’t be the last one.
Jack & Bernadette :
Our hearts are filled with great saddest today as we heard of the passing of a very kind soul! We met him as Jr!
We always enjoyed his company when he was visiting in Cabo.
Trevor kerr aka Tk :
Junior will be missed by our family so much he was a great friend
Bev & Gerry Kipp:
Dear Forsyth Family. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Kenny will always be remembered as the little freckled face boy that lived next door. God Bless.
Jamie Griffith :
Ken, RIP my brother. Words cannot Express the type of man and friend you were. Although we only knew each other for a short while before I left Cold Lake you made my time there one hell of a ride. Many people come and go in our lives, we become friends and acquaintances, after the first time I met you I knew you were more than that. I am saddened to hear of your passing, even sadder that we lost touch. May you rest in peace my brother in arms.
Ian Whiteley:
I had the pleasure of working with Ken for many years in Cold Lake. As many have already noted, you were always there to help, make people laugh and offer advice. Nothing but great memories.

My sincere condolences to all of Kens family. RIP Ken.
Darren Evans:
I had the privilege to serve with Ken with UNPROFOR in the former Yugoslavia in 1993. I agree with the comments that he always made quick friends.
He was a pleasure to be around and was always there to raise morale with a joke or some well times sarcasm usually under some very adverse conditions. I enjoyed our short time together but always considered him a Brother in Arms based on our experiences together.

Sadly he was always a guy I wondered about after the tour and hoped he had gone on to good things. A life too short and he will be missed. He touched so many. Rest Well Brother.
Kelly Wamboldt:
I worked with Ken for a couple of years in Calgary and Kuwait. May he Rest In Peace.
James Lane:
RIP Ken, you are great friend, comrade, soldier and the one person I grew to trust and count on. You were always there when help was needed, laughs were needed, and when morale was low. You made everyone who was in touch with you, contact with you, served with you, very proud and honored to have met you and to be friends with you. You will be, and are dearly missed brother. Till we meet again, rest my brother.
Stephen:
Thank you for your service, Ken. Rest easy, friend.
Lisa Richards :
My heart hurts hearing of your passing, I cannot think of one person who I’ve ever liked more upon meeting for the first time, your personality was charismatic and you will be greatly missed...rest easy Ken
Laurie McWillis:
RIP little Ken your tour of duty is done. Will always have memories of you comming over to my parents for snacks and cadets with my brother. Then in later years in Calgary you looked out for me when Ross was on exercise. Now you are eternally watching out for yours family and friends.
Jeff Bentley :
Great guy. We served together and lived close to each other. Breaks my heart. You will be missed my friend though never forgotten. Until we meet again.
Travis Morehen:
To Diane, Rayne, family and friends of Ken,

It has been so long since Ken came into my life, 1986. He was a very positive influence at the beginning of my journey into adulthood. With Mac, Steve, and the gang, those were wild times. Though we drifted apart, it is with the fondest memories that I remember Ken. The generosity, the smile, the fun. Thank you my friend for what you gave me, thank you for shaping me for who I am today.

Rest easy soldier, your watch is over.

Til Valhalla.

Travis Morehen
Colonel
RCAF
Mike and Judie Hache:
Ken clearly made a difference in everything that he did and an impression on everyone that he met. This is the true measure of the man he was. Gone too soon, but back in the arms of the family who have gone before him. RIP Ken.
Ken & Christine Grant :
Very sorry to hear of this terrible loss to your family. Our thoughts are with all of you during this tough time.

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