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Former Rambler player, coach passes

Former Amherst Ramblers player and coach Kenneth Crocket died July 17. He was also president of the former Amherst and Area Minor Hockey Association.
Former Amherst Ramblers player and coach Kenneth Crocket died July 17. He was also president of the former Amherst and Area Minor Hockey Association. - Contributed

Kenneth Crocket moved to Amherst in 1968 to play for the Ramblers

AMHERST, N.S. – A former player and coach with the Amherst Junior Ramblers has passed.

Kenneth Crocket, 69, died July 17 following a short battle with cancer.

Crocket was born in Sydney and raised in Newcastle, N.B. before moving to Amherst in 1968 to play for the Ramblers. He remained in Amherst following his playing career and served as head coach of the Ramblers and numerous minor hockey teams, including the provincial-champion Bantam Legionnaires.

He was also president of the former Amherst and Area Minor Hockey Association and chaired the Bluenose Minor Hockey Tournament.

Crocket worked for many years at Enamel and Heating (Enheat) in Amherst and later co-owned and operated AMS Building Supplies, IMS Machining, Kengary Scrap Yard and was employed with Kent Building Supplies from its opening in Amherst in the early 2000s until is death.

There is no funeral.

He is survived by his daughter Kim Burbine (David), son Jamie (Cathy), their mother Vickie and his grandchildren Jessica (Rothesay NB), Jarrett, Emily and Hayden whom he cherished. Also left to mourn, his partner, Susan, his sister, Joy, whom he shared a special bond. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Charles.

Memorial donations can be made to the Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association.

Online condolences can be made at www.campbellsamherst.ca or by visiting Campbell’s Funeral Home Facebook page.

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