SHIELDS, William Kenneth

February 04, 1928 – December 24, 2016

It is with profound sadness and a deep sense of loss that we announce the passing of Ken, on December 24, 2016 at the age of 88 years. He was born in Victoria Park, Calgary, Alberta on Feb. 4, 1928. He joined the Calgary Fire Department in 1951 and retired as a Division Chief in January 1987. He often told us he loved his 36 years with the fire department and said he would go back tomorrow if he could. He had a life long passion for horses that started when he was a teenager.

Ken was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife Edith of 66 years, three children, Ken (Carol), Karen (Jim) Floyd, Kathy (Gord) Dodwell. He was an amazing family man and was a loving grandfather to Lisa (Rory) Greaves, Lindsay Dodwell, Kelsey (Matthew) Ravlich and Allison (Kelly) MacKenzie. He loved his five great grandchildren dearly, Zoey and Liam Greaves, Lochlan Ravlich and Hudson and Harper MacKenzie.

No formal service will be held as he had requested a family celebration of life.

Arrangements in care of Lawrence (Larry) Slywka of Cochrane Country Funeral Home 403-932-1039.

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  1. On December 29, 2016 at 9:15 am Brenda and Paul Davison Said:

    Dear family,
    Our hearts and our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We are thankful to have known such a wonderful and interesting man.
    Brenda and Paul

  2. On December 31, 2016 at 9:27 am Dan and Cindy Diduck Said:

    Karen, Jim and Family: We were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Karen. Please know we are thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

  3. On January 1, 2017 at 11:18 am Carol and Elwood Mikalson Said:

    Dear Karen and Jim, Kelsey and Matt and little Lochlan,
    We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your Dad, Grandpa and Great- Grandpa. Over the years we have heard so many wonderful and amazing stories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.

  4. On January 2, 2017 at 4:14 pm Gerry,Domenico and Maria Volponi Said:

    Dear Karen, Jim, Kelsey, Matt and Lochlan,

    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad and grandfather. It’s so hard to lose our loved ones. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

    Love, Gerry, Domenico and Maria

  5. On February 2, 2017 at 9:42 am Captain Frank Silliker ( ret) Said:

    Dear Karen and family.

    Ken was my Captain at #5 Station and I was one of his drivers. I truly enjoyed working with him and we had a lot of good times. Thank you Ken for your friendship and god bless you.

    Love Frank and Linda Silliker