December 29, 1937- February 20, 2017
Ken Hudgeon of Drumheller, Ab. passed away after a brief illness on Mon. Feb. 20, 2017, surrounded by family.
Ken is remembered by his loving wife of 59 years, Anne; sons, Alfred (Maureen), David (Dena) and Kenny (Nancy); daughter, Tammy (Ode); grandchildren, Blair (Janine), Dylan (Krystal), Kyle (Tessa), Tyler, Adrian, Katelyn (Dustin), Courtney (Vance); and great grandson, Benson.
Also surviving him are brothers, Bob (Norlene) and Don; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Ken was born in Drumheller and grew up on the family farm at Delia, Ab.. After high school, Ken left the farm and joined Canadian Utilities/Alberta Power as a lineman and serviceman.
He plied his trade for 20 years, spending time in Oyen and Coronation before returning to Drumheller.
In 1977, he left Alberta Power to start his own company, Hudgeon Power Systems, which he led until 2009 when he retired and handed the reins to his eldest son, Alfred.
Ken was also a successful competitive stock car racer for many years. He built and raced cars around Western Canada with his friends, Pete Benson and Dick Smeal.
At the time, he was offered an opportunity to pursue his racing career in the United States, but instead chose family and adventures in the Drumheller Valley.
In retirement, Ken continued to pursue his passion for cars and could typically be found working on his latest project in his Munson shop or having coffee with his friends at Joe DeMott’s shop.
Ken and Anne also enjoyed quading, camping and spending time at their house on Gabriola Island, BC.
A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church, 195 – 3rd Avenue E, Drumheller, AB.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken’s memory to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation of AB, #100, 119 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6.
Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.