September 4, 1940 - June 2, 2018
Ken Andries of Winnipeg, formerly Dauphin, passed away in peaceful serenity on June 2nd, 2018, at River Park Gardens Care Home, at the age of 77 years.
He was the 6th of 8 sons born to August and Mary Andries. Ken had a black belt in karate and was proud of his expert autobody repair skills. Ken loved cars, repairing them, some from the ground up and also racing some of them at the quarter-mile oval track at Dauphin Airport, including his favourite, a ’34 Ford 3 window coupe with 454 hemi. Fishing was another favourite pastime, receiving 2 angler awards. He loved the great outdoors, including camping with many trips to the Duck and Riding Mountain Parks, Asessippi and more, along with many camping vacations to British Columbia as well as to American States. Unfortunately, his fourth back surgery in 1988 put an abrupt end to the pastimes. A man with a passion for always being on the go had to cope with a big change in his life
Ken was a regular blood donor, donating 50 times before age 45.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Val (nee Huska), daughters Shawna Goossen (Brad) and Charlene, son Kevin (from a previous marriage), granddaughters Raina and Clara, grandson Alexander; brother Fred (Gail) Andries, and many sisters and brothers-in-law: Joan Andries, Frances Andries, Hope (Len) Sovak, Liz Karuk, Pat Karuk, David (Cheryl) Huska, Carol (Paul) Kraska and Darlene Huska (Wayne Dean), as well as many nieces, nephews, and their extended families.
He was predeceased by his parents, August and Mary Andries of Dauphin, brothers Maurice (Bev), Jim, Henry, Tom, Richard, and Collins, who passed away in early childhood; his two nephews, Henry and Mickey Andries, and one great-nephew, Willy Rank.
A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held mid-August in Winnipeg with interment to follow at the Andries plot in the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin. For more information, please email Val at ValandKids@gmail.com.
If desired, contributions in Ken's memory may be made to the Parkinsons Society Manitoba or Alzheimer Society of Canada.
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