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August 10, 1934 - March 30, 2021
August 10th, 1934-March 30th, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Ken Nutt, a loving husband, Father, Grandfather & Great Grandfather in the early hours of March 30th. Ken was born in Toronto Ontario in 1934 to Florence & Edmund Nutt, the youngest of 13 children. He joined the Queen’s Own Rifles in 1952 and was stationed in Canada, the Far East, and Continental Europe as a rifleman. He was awarded the UN’s Service medal for his service during the Korean war. He participated as an honor guard at Her Majesty, The Queen’s Coronation in 1953. Ken married Barbara Rabey on August 24th, 1957 and they spent a few years living in Germany and travelling Europe. They returned to Victoria to raise their three children, Brian (Lindsay), Debbie (Bob) & Teri (Alan). He was blessed to have 9 Grandchildren-Ali, Lauren, Jess, Andrew, Ashley, Taylor, Courtenay, Kim & Luke and 3 Great Grandchildren-Payton, Hunter & Amalia. After his Honorable discharge from the Queen’s Own Rifles, he spent the rest of his career as a Longshoreman, Foreman, and a proud ILWU Union member, Local 504. After he retired, he and Barb threw themselves into helping organize the annual Longshoremen’s golf tournament at the Gorge Vale golf club. They also did volunteer work at the Glengarry long term care facility. He was an avid fishman and took up woodworking and attending craft fairs to sell his wares. His wooden wishing wells and Christmas reindeer live in a multitude of homes. Then something happen that changed his life forever, and her name was Peanut. They adopted Peanut from the Victoria Humane Society several years ago. No other dog has been so lavished with love and treats. His greatest joy was his family, his friends, and of course little Peanut. He was the guy you could call anytime, and he would be there to help. He was a rock-solid friend to so many people. He maintained many of his relationships with his fellow longshoremen, who became his lifelong friends. Never has there been a better husband and father. Nor a better “Bubba” to his many grandchildren & great-grandchildren. We will forever miss his quick smile and his bad jokes. Thank you to all the staff at Nurse Next Door, RJH 8 south and Victoria Hospice at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. They made it possible for him to spend quality time with his many loved ones, including little Peanut. A special thank you to all our extended family that made Dad’s last few weeks a special time for him.
There will be no service at his request. The family gratefully asks that any donations be made to the Victoria Hospice in his name. We will hear your laughter and remember your smile everyday.
Until we meet again, we will love you and miss you forever.