KENNETH GEORGE BOOTHE

Boothe-DeathKenneth George Boothe beloved husband of Elaine Lefevre-Boothe (nee Hughes) passed away December 28, 2014 at home in Kagawong, ON (Manitoulin Island) after a courageous six-year battle with colon cancer. Ken was born in Hebburn, England on September 20, 1948. His 37-year-career with the gelatin plant of Canada Packers, eventually sold to Nitta Gelatin, was entirely spent at the same location in Toronto’s west end. Ken was predeceased by his beloved parents Canadian George Henry Boothe, a WWII Vet (1918-2009) and British war-bride, Irene (Douglass) Boothe (1923-1998.) He was also predeceased by his youngest sister Sharon (1959-1989.) He will forever be missed by his cherished step-children Sergeant Derek Lefevre based at CFB Esquimalt, Victoria, BC and biologist Dr. Kara Lefevre, Rob Saint and young sons Cedar and River of Hamilton, ON. Grandsons Cedar and River were an immense joy to their Grandpa. Ken will be deeply missed by his devoted Boothe siblings: dear sister Lynda and James McVarish; brother Doug and Eleanore (Galloway), Lacey, Scott; brother John and Carol (Caleb) Laing, Jeniffer Skye, Dolly, Darlene, Phil, Rachael, Ian; brother Andrew and Michelle (Laing), Sarah (and predeceased infant Ryan.) Ken was also predeceased by many loving aunts and uncles both in Canada and England. He will be sadly missed by Aunt Helen (Boothe) Chapman Knowler (Doug); Uncle Lennie Boothe and Uncle Jim Henderson. Also mourning are many Boothe, Hutcheson and Henderson cousins in Canada, along with many Douglass cousins in England. Ken was also dearly loved by his wife’s Hughes, Needham and Moore families in ON, BC and PEI. Elaine’s Hughes sisters Blanche (John McGill), Rita (Edward Needham) include eight nieces and nephews in ON and BC. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law Rita in August 2013. Both growing up in Toronto, ON, Ken and Elaine became permanent residents of Kagawong, ON, Manitoulin Island in 2001 after many years of summer vacations at Viva Villa on Lake Kagawong. A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11 am. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to the Manitoulin Health Centre as expressions of sympathy. www.culginfuneralhome.ca.