KENNETH JAMES LISSIMORE. APRIL 21, 1921 ~ AUGUST 15, 2014.
Kenneth (Ken) James Lissimore passed away at Worthington Pavilion on August 15, 2014 at the age of 93. Ken is predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Dulcie Violet Lissimore, his daughter Diane Milner (Tom), his grandson Joshua Pasher, and sister Pearl Games. Ken is lovingly remembered by his children Barb (Walter), Ken (Liz), Dennis (Marilyn), Brian (Sheryl), his 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Ken was born in Vancouver, BC on April 21, 1921. He grew up in Ocean Falls and moved to England and was there when WWII broke out. At sixteen he enlisted in the British 8th Army and was in active duty in North Africa and Europe until the war ended. He met his beautiful wife Dulcie (Dot) in England during the war and they got married in 1944. They returned to Canada on the Queen Elizabeth with their infant daughter Barb in 1947, and settled in Mission where he owned and operated a very successful plumbing and heating business. Ken was an active member of the community. He was the President of the Soap Box Derby, a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary, a member of the Legion, a volunteer fi reman and Fire Chief. In 1987 Ken was Citizen of the year and in1987 he was made a Freeman of the City of Mission. Ken enjoyed music and had his own dance band where he played trumpet and saxophone, loved to travel and spend time with his family. The service of remembrance and celebration of life, will be held at Mission Fire Hall 33330 7th Avenue on September 13th at 11 am. with Andy Kwak offi ciating. Burial to follow at Mission Cemetery immediately following the service. A reception will take place at Mission Fire Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mission Fire Rescue Service.