1946 ~ 2013
It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of Ken Bellmann on February 9, 2013, after a short sharp battle with liver cancer.
He leaves behind his partner Faye, his two children Rod (Danielle) and Lori, three step-children Colleen (Tony), Kate (Randy) and Tim (Alleen), eight step-grandchildren, little RJ due in one month and his sister Judy in Winnipeg.
Ken was born in Winnipeg on August 10, 1946 and moved to BC in 1965. Ken did his pipefitting apprenticeship with CN Rail, and after becoming a journeyman he became the area pipefitter for the territory between Vancouver and Prince George, also including Kamloops.
After 25 years he retired from CN Rail and moved to Loon Lake where he established his plumbing business Water FX, to serve the surrounding area. He was always available to help and will be remembered as a kind person who would drop everything if a leak developed or a pump quit working.
Ken was active in the Loon Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Clinton TV Society, as well as being involved with community events. He loved living at Loon Lake, being surrounded by nature and the feeding of the variety of wild birds and squirrels was a particular joy for him. He was getting ready to enjoy the fishing and backwoods area that retirement would enable him to get to again.
A celebration of life will be held for Ken at the Loon Lake Community Hall on May 18, 2013.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kamloops SPCA, 1211 – 8th St., Kamloops, BC V2B 2Y3.
Arrangements under the direction of Thompson Valley Funeral Home.