Ken (Kenny) Hertes
March 24th, 1964 – September 13th, 2009
Ken (Kenny) Hertes of Regina, Saskatchewan passed away with his wife Sandra by his side, on Sunday, September 13th, 2009, after a courageous three year battle with Melanoma cancer. A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held on Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Cheryl Thul will officiate and a private family burial will take place at a later date. Ken was predeceased by his father Edward in 1982 and his nephew and godson Kyle Bailey in October of 2008. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years Sandra; his mother Marie; his brothers Richard (Sue) and nephew Aaron of North Battleford and David and niece Shanna (Michael) Heistad and Brayden, Josh and Hudson, of Avonlea. Ken will also be forever loved and dearly missed by Sandra’s family, Doreen (Mike) Pylychaty; Bernie (Aggie) Clark; Debbie (Barry) Sullivan and their family Leah, Heather, Ryan and Sean; Cindy (Dan) O’Connell and their family Amy (Cam) Wood, Aron and Salina; Brenda (Gregg) McSherry and their family Donavon (Maralee) and Jessica (Adam); Terry (Perry) Rayner and their family Candace (Brian), Darci, Sarah and Jodi; Kevin (Teresa) Clark and their family Kennedy, Teagan and Colby; Glenda (Robin) Bailey and their daughter Kellyn; and Chris Clark. He will also be forever remembered by his numerous friends, all the staff at Citigate DQ Grill & Chill, and his work buddies. Ken made many friends during his work career at Valley View in Moose Jaw and in his 17 years at Sask-Tel in Regina. Ken was a perfectionist in everything he did and expected no less from those around him. He had a real love of music and a keen sense of humour that stayed with him to the very end. Though Ken may have been small in stature, his generosity and heart were as big as the great outdoors. He was always the first to offer a helping hand to a neighbour or friend. Sandra would like to extend a very special thanks to Ken’s family physician, Dr. A.J. Miller; the doctor’s in the oncology department at the Pasqua hospital; nurses Mary, Donna and Cindy; the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of the Pasqua Hospital; and all who went above and beyond the call of duty in their care of Ken. You made his last days as comfortable and caring as humanly possible. In lieu of flowers donations in Ken’s name may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, c/o Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Sask. S4T 7T1, The Moose Jaw Humane Society, Box 1658 Station Main, Moose Jaw, Sask. S6H 9Z9 or the Regina Humane Society, P.O. Box 3143, Regina, Sask. S4P 3G7.