January 13, 1946 - October 4, 1997

 

Ken and I felt it was our destiny to be together.  We were married, and became best friends. to each other.  We bought a farm, and filled the barn with animals, and it became known as "Ken's Funny Farm."  He could build a fence, but it never kept the animals in, the cows and pigs were always showing up on someone's dooryard, 

 

I remember the last morning we were together as I was going out of the driveway, honking my horn and scattering the cows the goat and the pigs back into the pasture.  At this time I thought how he was still standing backat the house laughing, and thinking, "this is my little corner of the world."

 

One of Ken's favorite foods was vanilla ice cream, and he always thought of different excuses to get a taste of it.  Most of the time it was scooping the top off the ice cream from a little 4 litre container, stating, "I have to test this to make sure it is alright to eat," that is, if there was any left to eat!

 

Another favorite memory is Tim Holton's coffee and a blueberry fritter.  How many times did we go to Fredericton, Sussex, or Moncton for whatever reason, and we never left any place without going to "Timmies"

 

Ken was so good to my children, he loved them as his own.  I remember him thanking me many times for allowing him to be a father again, by adopting the four "J's", Jessi Jo, Jonathan, Josh, and Jiselle.  We were so happy when we picked them up for the first time, and all the way home we played the tape, "Tell my maw when I go home, the boys won't leave the girls alone."

 

I have so many good memories of our fishing trips, hunting expeditions, and our times out on the trap line.  Everything we did together we both loved.  You were my husband, my companion, my life.

 

The road has been hard, but you always said, "Honey, it will be all right."

 

Ken was pastor to many, welcoming all.  He shared the gospel, lent his voice to song, counseled, comforted, and prayed.  We worked with the youth group, and the last night, when the van needed a new belt, he took if off the church furnace.

 

Ken's calling to the ministry was not without its struggles, down falls, and rebuilding, but hedid it all with a constant desire to serve throughout.  He never lost that need to share God's love, and lend a helping hand to whoever needed it.  Ken was a friend to all.

 

I know that upon entering Heaven's Gates, God has said to Ken, "Welcome Home, thou good and faithful servant."

 

Ken will forever be in my heart.

                                                                                                                    

 

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

If tomorrow starts without me and I'm not there to see,

If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today

while thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say.

 

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you!

And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too.

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand

That an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand.

 

She said my place was ready, in heaven, far above

and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye

for all my life I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.

 

I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do

It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad;

I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.

 

If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while, I'd say goodbye and kiss you

and maybe see you smile.

But then I realized that this could never be, for emptiness and memories

would take the place of me;

when I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow       

I thought of you, and when I did, my heart filled with sorrow.

 

But when I walked through Heaven's Gates, I felt so much at home

When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne,

He said, "This is Eternity and all I've promised you."

Today your life on earth is past, but here life starts anew.

 

I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last

And since each day's the same way, there's no longing for the past.

You have been so faithful, so trusting, and so true;

though there were times you did some things, you knew you shouldn't do.

 

But you have been forgiven, and now at last you're free;

so won't you come and take My hand, and share My life with Me?

So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart

for every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.

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