Mr. Ken Sillman, age 62 years, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Ken was born in Port Arthur, Ontario on June 27, 1952 to Helen and Leimu Sillman and was a lifetime city resident.
An electrician by trade, he worked with various local industrial/commercial companies and, for the past ten years, he was employed by E.S. Fox Ltd. as an Electrical Manager and, most recently, as their Electrical Division Manager.
Ken was an outdoorsman in every sense of the word. He belonged to various clubs and associations over the years, including the Thunder Bay Trap and Skeet Club, Ducks Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Ken’s paradise and his future “retirement home” was his camp at Whitefish Lake where he relaxed, entertained, hunted and fished. He was forever building something new, including outbuildings, a sauna and additions to the camp to accommodate his family and friends and all his outdoor “toys.”
Ken “loved” his Harley and relived his youth’s zest for fast and powerful vehicles during his many motorcycle adventures. He shared his children’s appreciation for music and “dabbled” in the art by learning to play the guitar and banjo.
His absolute life passion was his children, Justin and Kaila, who gave him unending joy and pride, no matter their age or journey.
He will always be loved and forever remembered by his children, Justin and Kaila, and their mother Aileen, his mother Helen Ceresino (Joe), sisters Charlene Sillman (Dalton Prince) and Janet Sillman (Tom Walters) and numerous nieces and nephews including Laura Dahlgren, Ryan and Michael Belluz, Tim and Ali Walters, and numerous other relatives. He was predeceased by his father Leimu and brother Gregory in 1969.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street with Lay Chaplain Heather Morrison presiding.
The internment will take place at the Sillman family plot at St. Andrew’s Cemetery following the reception. Visitation for friends will be held on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Sargent & Son Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy memorials to the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, St. Joseph’s Care Group – Seniors’ Health or the Lakehead University Music Program would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be made at www.sargentandson.com.