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Kenneth O. Crocket

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, Kenneth O. Crocket aged 69 on Wednesday July 17th in the comfort of his cottage in Linden surrounded by his family after a short but brave battle with cancer. He was born
It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, Kenneth O. Crocket aged 69 on Wednesday July 17th in the comfort of his cottage in Linden surrounded by his family after a short but brave battle with cancer. He was born in Sydney, NS to the late James and Jessie (Osmond) Crocket. Ken will be lovingly remembered 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. Ken was raised in Newcastle, NB and later moved to Amherst (1968) to play junior hockey with the Ramblers. He remained a fixture in the hockey community as Head Coach for the Ramblers and many minor hockey teams including the Bantam Legionnaires which he proudly led the team to a Provincial championship. He also served as President of Amherst Minor Hockey and chaired the Bluenose Tournament. In later years, Ken was always found in the stands cheering on his grandchildren playing his favorite game. He also enjoyed watching his beloved Toronto Maple Leaf’s which he was finally able to see live. In earlier years, Ken was employed by Enheat Limited where he made many lifelong friends. He started as the mail boy and successfully became the General Manager holding many positions along the way. He later co-owned and operated AMS Building Supplies, IMS Machining. Kengary scrape yard, Ken was currently employed by Kent Building Supplies since their opening in Amherst, where many would say he put the Ken in Kent. He truly enjoyed his time at the project desk and loved his Kent family. Ken enjoyed spending time with family and friends on warm summer days at his cottage. He shared many stories of fun times in Newcastle and hockey trips over the years. He could sit and talk sports for hours. Ken was loved and respected by so many. He will be missed at the bonfires, but his stories will live on in our hearts and memories. We would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff of CRHCC palliative care and VON for their amazing compassion and care they gave our Dad. There will be no funeral service following Ken’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St. Amherst NS, 902-667-9906. Memorial contributions in Ken’s memory can be made to Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association. Online condolences & sharing of memories can be forwarded to the family via: www.campbellsamherst.ca or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.

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