FOWLER, Kenneth - After a full vibrant life, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Ken passed away suddenly at sea at the young age of 90. Loving husband to Maureen. Beloved Dad to David (Dani), Peter, Doug (Robin), Melissa, Donna (Barb), Dan (Sue), Rose, Christopher (Bonnie) and Stephen (Anna). Grandad to many adoring grandchildren and great grandchildren. Uncle to many nieces, nephews and their children. Brother-in-law to Tom (Jennifer), Joan and Marian. Ken is predeceased by his brother Ted and his two sisters Rhene and Edie. Ken left behind a large community of friends, business partners and associates across North America who respected his business acumen, enjoyed his unique sense of humour and his creative vision to make things happen. Ken had a big, compassionate heart that lead him to formally create the Fowler Family Foundation to support organizations seeking to meet unmet needs in Niagara, and also privately reached out to many individuals in need. Starting with a grade 10 education, Ken graduated from the "Skool of Hard Knocks" with an Honourary Doctorate from Brock University. Arrangements are entrusted with the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, (905) 937-4444 . Visitation will be held at Southridge Community Church, 201 Glenridge Ave., on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at Southridge on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10 a.m. Burial will take place following the service at Victoria Lawn Cemetery, Queenston St. Memorial donations may be made to the Fowler Family Foundation in Ken's honour. On-Line Guest Book - www.georgedartefuneralhome.com Ken will be greatly missed.13147633
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Our Sincere Condolences
Posted by Art Ellis (Business Partner) On Saturday, February 25, 2017
The pleasures and great memories I have of a legendary business partner and friend for forty years will be with me for the rest of my life,(quoting Ken "If I die")
Sorry we missed the services, we are sailing in New Zealand. Susan and Art Ellis
Maureen & Family
Posted by Shawn Jestley (Personal friend,Airport Manager) On Saturday, February 25, 2017
I will miss my personal contact with my good friend Ken and our long phone conversations.
Blue Skies and soft landings
Thinking of Ken and Everyone Today
Posted by Peter Smith (Employee at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort) On Friday, February 24, 2017
From Fairmont Hot Springs Resort I am thinking of Ken and everyone I know connected with him who will be celebrating his life today in St Catherines.
Hope the day is full of fond memories for eveyone.
To the Fowler Family
Posted by Rick Comfort (Former Employee of KFE) On Thursday, February 23, 2017
Patti and my thoughts are with all of you at this time. You all had to share Ken with his businesses and all of us (his employees and business associates)I cannot explain the profound impact that Ken had on my life and on many others. There is not a day that goes by where I don't draw on something I learned from him in the short time I worked for him. He gave many a young person (like myself) the opportunity, the trust, and the confidence that we could make something happen!
Thinking of you.
Posted by Janine Rutherford ((former employee at KFE '96-'01)) On Thursday, February 23, 2017
I have fond memories of working at KFE. It was a pleasure to work for Mr. Fowler and to know his sons (Doug, Peter, David) and my coworkers (Cathy, Dave Mac, and later Rick, Greg, Mike). Ken had more energy than the rest of us combined. Ken and Maureen were always generous with the staff and I remember staff gatherings at their home. My sincere condolences to all in the family for your great loss.