It is with heavy hearts that we must say goodbye (for now) to Kenneth Roy Albert Jr. of Chippewa of the Thames First Nation. Ken died peacefully at his home with his beloved wife, Joyce and his family and friends, by his side on Friday March 18th, 2022, from the progression of Pulmonary Fibrosis at the age of 73.
Ken was born in Windsor, Ontario on November 27th, 1948. Beloved husband of Joyce Albert (nee Pattenden).
Predeceased by his parents Kenneth Sr. and Faye Nicholas Albert, brother Vaughan and sister-in-law Joan Deleary Albert, granddaughter Gabrielle and niece Georgia. Loving father of Kenny (Sheila), predeceased son Dean, Gail, Suzanne, Darren, and Vince. Ken was a stepfather to Kelly Phillips, Dory Cowell, Jim Phillips, Donnie and Darrell McLaughlin, and Colleen Sturgeon. Ken will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews . His granddaughter Amanda and great grandchildren Keith, Judy, and infant Hector lived in the home with Ken and Joyce for many years. Whenever you saw Ken and Joyce little Keith and Judy were with them always. Remembered brother to George (Tuck) and Agnus, Sheila Albert and Judy and Rodney Dyer.
Ken was a Board Member to the Chippewa of the Thames Education Board for over 16 years. Although Ken was retired, he was presently an employee of the Paradise Bingo Hall. He dedicated his life and great energy to providing service to his employer and Bingo clients. They will all miss him very much.
Ken was known throughout his home community, as well as the surrounding community as "Uncle Ken", the guy with the “biggest heart” that would do most anything for whoever was in need. He had the gift to gab and swore like a sailor but that’s what made him so special. He enjoyed cooking and spending money on food and treats! Many will miss his great fry bread and homemade goulash.
Ken loved the outdoors and nature and would spend hours cutting his grass while drinking Pepsi, and smoking Export A’s. He was a bit of a Hoarder when it came to cases and bottles of Pepsi, he always had a stash of it in his house.
During the last several years he donated his love and energy to his wife Joyce who is suffering from a long-term illness. Ken’s wish was to “Go before Joyce” as he couldn’t bear his life without her. Everyone knew his Joyce was his world.
Ken was diagnosed with this lung disease only 7 days prior to his death. His final stage of life came suddenly. During the last few days of his life Ken was so happy to be at home. His last wish was to tell everyone he “Loved them and wanted to shake their hands”. He was blessed to have a host of friends and family who came to bid him love and farewell. They brought gifts of food and donations.
Ken will be laid to rest at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home 22424 Adelaide Road in Mount Brydges, on Tuesday March 22nd, 2022. Visitation will be held from 11am-1pm, where the funeral service will commence at 1pm. Interment Middlemiss Cemetery.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Kenneth
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Elliott-Madill Funeral Home Ltd.