We all lost a close friend and a huge supporter of the West Van LBC in Ken Hope. Kenny was an amazing contributor to the success of the club over the last 14 years. Always volunteering his time to organize tournaments, draws and even volunteering to make sure everyone’s drinks were filled, you could always count on Kenny to be there to make the day run a little bit more smoothly. He did so much for the community to try and make a difference. We will all miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sydney and the Family.

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Ken Hope – Leyland Cup

William Kenneth (Ken) Hope June 29, 1943 – September 27, 2014. Ken passed away peacefully early Saturday morning. He is survived by his wife, Sydney, of 48 years, his sons and their spouses Christopher and Sally, Michael and Marcia, and his grandchildren Mia and Oliver. He also leaves his siblings, Ruth and Bob.

Ken enjoyed a successful 40-year career as a stockbroker before accepting the proverbial gold watch of leisure, retirement, and a bounty of memorable experiences. Always a thinker and strategizer, Ken was an avid card player, a crossword puzzles magician, and after discovering the iPad, an impossible to beat Words With Friends slayer. Ken’s love of games extended into the sports arena, where he used to coach his boys’ soccer, hockey, and baseball teams. More recently, if you ever needed to find Ken you’d only have to look to the greens of the West Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club, his home away from home.

He was always willing to give you the shirt off his back in work and life. Staying true to that idea he spent the last 16 years serving as both driver and dispatcher for the Freemason Volunteer Driver Program, a partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society in the Lower Mainland.

We’ll miss you Hon, Dad, Pops, Grandpa. In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable donation to one of the following foundations: Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation (604) 688-2204. Providence Kidney Care Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital 604-806-8936

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3 thoughts on “Condolences to the Hope family…

  1. Werner Schoth on said:

    Ken we will miss you ,and where ever you are. I know you will-look
    down on us ,and give us some advise .
    When some of us after a game will have a glass of Wine we will
    be thinking of you , and see your smile .
    Rest in peace , Werner

  2. John Brownlee-Baker on said:

    Rest in Peace Ken. Thank you for all you did for me personally and the Club

  3. Grethe Jensen on said:

    Thanks for the games and being me friend. I know you will still be watching us bowl. I will miss you and never forget you.
    Rest in peace. Grethe

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