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Born: Apr 14, 1955

Date of Passing: Aug 15, 2022

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April 14, 1955 – August 15, 2022

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ken Carpenter with his family by his side, at the young age of 67. He left us gently and peacefully and we will miss him dearly.
Left to mourn his passing are his son Jesse (Lindsay) and daughters, Sara and Kiara; as well as three beautiful grandchildren, Eve, Luke and Aidan.
He will also be lovingly remembered by his mother Colleen; brothers, Lawrence and Kerry; sister Deedee and other family members. He will also be sadly missed by his former spouses Cathy and Cheryl; as well as many other close friends and colleagues he met over the years.
He attended Pinkham School, Hugh John MacDonald, Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and the University of Manitoba. Ken had a rewarding 35 year career with the City of Winnipeg Parks and Recreation before retiring in 2012. Throughout his career, his wit and sense of humour made him countless friendships.
Ken had a passion for sports whether it was baseball, hockey or football and always excelled at everything he played. You could always find him either watching it, playing it, betting on it or coaching it. Ken was a great coach for his children's teams and taught them from the heart and did everything possible to make it fun. His children have fond memories of his stories about coaching their teams.
Ken was a smart, kind, funny and loving man. He was a firecracker and he always made people light up and laugh everywhere he went, which made it easy for him to meet new friends. But most importantly, he always remained close to the old friendships throughout the years.
Ken's grandchildren were the apple of his eye and he always enjoyed visiting with them and giving them goodbye hugs. He will live on forever in their hearts and they will be his legacy. We love you Papa.
Our thanks to all the staff at CancerCare and Palliative Care who honoured Ken's wishes to remain at home as long as possible, while providing outstanding care and comfort and to Riverview for keeping him comfortable during his last days.
Ken loved a good social gathering so please come and share your "Kenny" stories and memories at his Celebration of Life with his family and friends on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at the Norwood Community Centre, 87 Walmer Street at 1:00 p.m.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 20, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • My sincerest sympathies to the Carpenter Family and Friends. I worked with your Dad for many years in the Parks and Recreation Department. He was a great employee and very dedicated to his work and his colleagues. I am sure he will be missed as his passing is way too soon. I hope that you will cherish his memories forever. Gerald Mirecki - Posted by: Gerald Mirecki (Recreation Colleague) on: Aug 24, 2022

  • The thoughts of the lacrosse community are with Lawrence and his family. The Carpenters are a close family and the loss of Ken will be felt by the family and the community. - Posted by: doug Krochak (Friend) on: Aug 23, 2022

  • Heartfelt condolences to the Carpenters. Ken and I share two lovely grandchildren. He was a loving Papa, and Eve and Luke will miss him dearly. He will leave a hole in their lives, but he forged wonderful memories to his whole family, and many friends. Rest in Peace Ken - Posted by: David Pratt (Friend) on: Aug 20, 2022

  • There is not room enough on the world wide web to express our sorrow and explain who Kenny is to me. I love you man! Our condolences to Kenny's family...He will truly always be with us. - Posted by: Dan Gusztak (Brother ( in Law)) on: Aug 20, 2022

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