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Kenneth Purdon

Kenneth George Purdon

Saturday, February 7th, 1931 - Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Purdon; Kenneth George, February 7th, 1931 - November 3, 2019. Son of Harold and Bertha. Husband to Joyce Hughson Purdon who passed away December 2011. Brother to Marie, John, Helen, late Burn and Lorraine. Ken is fondly remembered by children Lane Patterson (Tina), Janice Anderson (Peter), Mary Purdon, Brian Purdon, Trish MacPherson (Tom). Predeceased by son Karl Purdon (Sarah). Loving grandpa to Belinda, Sarah, Andrea (Brent), Melanie, Jeff (Michelle), Matthew, Brian, Allison (Andrew), Craig (Freya), Emily, Brandon and Rebecca (Tyler) and great-grandpa to Everleigh, Emma and Alex.

Ken had a long and successful career in Ministry in the United Church of Canada. He was ordained in 1960. He made meaningful contributions to the congregations of Caugnawaga and Lachine Q.C., Cambridge Street United Church in Lindsay, Burton Avenue United Church in Barrie, and Hillcrest United Church in North York. His Ministry positively impacted the lives of the people within each community that he served. He had an enthusiastic passion and drive to ensure the United Church of Canada became a welcoming place for all.

The family cottage on Miller Lake, known as Basingstoke, was home base for the Purdon's. Summers were spent in the one room shack that Ken built. Days of swimming, singing and boating led by Chief Camp Councillors Ken and Joyce left children and grandchildren with many happy memories.

Ken (and Joyce) were multitalented and had many interests. They traveled, crafted, sang, acted, made art, cooked, baked, loved dogs and the odd cat. Ken was a great collector of many things. Most recently turtles as they are the FNIM symbol of the land on which we live, Turtle Island.

Family want to thank all the kind caring staff at The John M. Parrott Centre who made Ken's final months of life and death full of grace and dignity. There will be Memorial Service for Ken on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge Street E., Belleville. Memorial donations can be made by cheque or credit card to Alzheimer's Society of Canada or by cheque to United Church of Canada or The John M. Parrott Centre. On-line condolences at
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Service Details

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, November 10th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Sunday, November 10th, 2019 1:00pm
    Eastminster United Church
    432 Bridge Street E
    Belleville, Ontario K8N 1R1
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev Frank Hamper
  • Reception

    Sunday, November 10th, 2019 |
    Sunday, November 10th, 2019
    Eastminster United Church
    432 Bridge Street E
    Belleville, Ontario K8N 1R1
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Donations are being accepted for: John M Parrott Centre.


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Posted at 07:56am
To the King of Uncles who has passed on to the glory of God in heaven, RIP, peace & love from your neices Lesley and Laura and our families X0
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Leslie Mc

Posted at 02:57pm
So sorry to read of Ken's passing. Our condolences to the family. Ken had a wonderful sense of humour and was very caring with me & my Mother when we had a family member pass away. Sincerely, Leslie McMillan & Family

Adelle Lauchlan

Posted at 11:30am
Rev. Purdon was my minister during my formative years at Hillcrest United. He planted seeds in me that are now blooming decades later (I went to Seminary in my 40's and now work in a church and am also an itinerant preacher). I was saddened to hear of his passing. To his loved ones, you have my deepest condolences and my prayers. May God's peace be with you.

Elaine Williams

Posted at 10:50am
Rev Purdon baptized my 2 children at Burton Ave Church in Barrie many years ago. A wonderful man and I thank him so often in my memory . Rest in peace
Elaine Williams (nee young formerly Schimmel )
Belleville Ontario

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