January 15, 1941 – October 31, 2021
With profound sadness, the Wilson family regretfully announces the passing of Ken Wilson. Ken died peacefully at home on October 31st, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Indian Head Saskatchewan in 1941, Ken grew up on the prairies and at the age of 17 joined the Royal Canadian Navy, in which he served for five years. After leaving he went to Midwestern School of Broadcasting in Chicago.
After managing a logging camp for a short while, he found the love of his life, Cynthia, they were married in August 1965. That year Ken also began his broadcasting career in Quesnel while Cynthia attended and received her degree as a teacher from UBC. Ken remained in the broadcasting profession for the next 25 years, throughout the Cariboo and worked at CKBX, CKWL and CFFM Super Country until Ken retired from the Cariboo Radio Network. He did keep his radio voice and a willingness to participate in events and volunteer to MC special activities.
Ken was very active in his communities. In Williams Lake he was busy with Kinsmen, supporting provincial and local politics, the United Church, Toastmasters, Community Futures, the Legion, he loved his Chamber of Commerce and writing his weekly cooking column for the Williams Lake Tribune newspaper. He had a flair for cooking, enjoyed trying new dishes and especially barbecuing. Football was a passion and the colour green was Ken’s wardrobe throughout the season, the bigget Roughriders super fan ever! Another love, his most important activity, was fishing, fishing and then more fishing! Especially at his cabin at Canim Lake. When he was out on the water, he lost all sense of time and it was just him versus the fish!
Ken is survived by his wife of 56 years, Cynthia, their son Wade, his wife Theresa and his only grandchild, Cynda, who he spoke of with love and pride!
Because of the current Covid situation, a memorial service will be put on hold until a more appropriate time in the spring of 2022, when his ashes will be spread on his favourite lake. The family wishes to thank all who provided care and support during Kens final months and days, especially doctor Glen Fedor and the Palliative home care aides.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken’s memory can be made to the Hough Memorial Fund or the Williams Lake Hospital Auxiliary.
We know for sure that Ken would have wanted to share his favourite fish recipe with everyone one more time so here it is…
Salmon or Trout with Creamy Dill Sauce
1 salmon fillet approximately 2 pounds
1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning 1 teaspoon onion salt
1 small onion sliced into rings
6 lemon slices
1/4 cup butter cubed
1/3cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish (optional) 3/4 teaspoon dill
1/4 teaspoon garlic
Salt and pepper to taste.
Directions: Line a baking pan with foil and lightly butter. Put salmon skin down on foil then sprinkle with lemon pepper and onion salt. Top with onion and lemon. Dot with butter. Fold around salmon and seal tightly. Add dill sauce upon serving.
That’s all for ever, unfortunately, and of course… GOOOOOOD COOKING!!!
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