Long, Kenneth

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Kenneth John Long
Dec. 11, 1957 to March 6, 2024
Kenneth John Long was born to Ivan and Mary Long in Drumheller, Alta. on Dec. 11, 1957 and raised on the family farm north of Delia. Ken graduated from Delia High School in 1976 and then took a trip in 1987 to Australia as part of a farm work experience exchange. He truly enjoyed the trip and the different operations that he was employed at.

The agricultural way of life was central to Ken for much of his life. Ken was a member of the Delia Ag Society and his pastimes included fishing, camping and playing cards at Luke’s Café and his Aunt Elsie’s.

Upon the move off the farm acreage in 2005, a house was purchased in Delia, where he lived with his mother. Ken was employed as a truck driver with various companies in central Alberta.

In 2017, Ken travelled to Italy for a family reunion held in Fossacesia, Chieti, the hometown of his maternal grandparents, joining family from Canada, U.S., Chile and Italy. Travels began with celebrations and touring the area and continued on to Venice and Rome.

In 2019, following the sale of the house in Delia, Ken moved to a senior’s residence in Strathmore, Alta. and then Chestermere, Alta.

Ken passed away on Wed. March 6, 2024 at the Foothills Hospital.

He is survived by his sisters, Kay Richards (Doug) and Patty Blocksom (Terry), as well as numerous nieces and nephews, along with cousins throughout Canada, U.S. and Italy.

Ken was predeceased by his brother Jim and sister Elsie Littlejohns as well as his parents, Ivan and Mary.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Foothills Hospital for their care during his brief illness.

There will be a celebration of life with an interment at the Delia Cemetery on Sat. April 20 at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 12 p.m. in the Delia Hall.

Donations can be made to the Senior Centre in Delia, Box 151, Delia, AB T0J 0W0.

Courtney-Winters’s Funeral Home entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements, 403-823-2666.

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