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Kenneth Rae Hymers


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Dianne Margaret Campbell

Kenneth Rae Hymers 2

  • Born: 12 Apr 1947, Vanguard, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Marriage: Dianne Margaret Campbell
  • Died: 11 Oct 2019, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada at age 72 190

bullet   Cause of his death was Myelofibrosis.

bullet   Another name for Kenneth was Kenny.


bullet  General Notes:

LATI N50.2855
LONG W107.7978

bullet  Death Notes:

Hi everyone:
Just a quick note to advise that Ken Hymers passed away October 11th.
For several years, Ken struggled with myelofibrosis which recently tra nscended into acute lukemia. Ken spent his last few days in the same c are home as mom, so she was able to say her goodbyes to her oldest son .


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

ē Obituary: Swift Current Funeral Home, Oct 2019. 191 Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
Ken Hymers, age 72, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 11, 201 9 at Clover House, Swift Current, SK following a difficult and hard-fo ught battle with a rare form of blood cancer, called myelofibrosis.
Ken is survived by the love of his life and wife of 50 years, Dianne ( nee Campbell) Hymers; his three children, nine grandchildren, and tw o great-grandchildren - his daughter, Melanie (Roger) Wolf (Sherwood P ark, AB), and their children Kaythlynn (Jeff) (Ava and Oliver), Lochla n, Adam, and Emelia; his son, Darrick (Randi) Hymers (Swift Current, S K), and their children, Brady, Cameron, and Ian; his daughter, Selest a (Clay) Beauchamp (St. Albert, AB), and their children, Avery and Cav elle; his mother, Patricia Hymers; his brother, Eldon (Terry) Hymers ; his sisters. Donna (Keith) Lange and Judy (Peter) Newman; and by man y nieces and nephews.
Ken was predeceased by his father. Clifford Hymers, in 1988; and by hi s brothers-in-law, Jim Woolsey, Larry Faber, and Lawrence Cassidy.
Kenneth Rae Hymers was born in Vanguard, SK on April 12, 1947 to Cliff ord & Patricia Hymers and spent his first twelve years on the family h omestead farm at Glen Bain, SK. The family moved to the Swift Curren t area in 1959 where Ken attended Ashley Park School, Beatty Collegiat e, and OM Irwin School. Ken went to the college of agriculture for on e year and loved the farm, having helped from a very early age durin g summer months with farm activities.
Ken spent some time playing with a local rock and roll group, travelli ng to local communities in SW Saskatchewan. He also spent one winter w orking at a sawmill in Cranbrook, BC - operating a chipper, which is u sed in the production of what is now called OSB. Ken also worked at th e Swift Current Research Station in the soil lab and operating agricul ture equipment. In 1968. Ken started farming with his parents followin g a purchase of more land in the Cantuar area.
Ken married Dianne Campbell, who was from a farm near Beverly, SK, o n January 25, 1969 and they spent their life together on their farm i n the Cantuar area. He was actively involved in the community in his e arly years, serving on the local telephone company, community hall, an d Saskatchewan Wheat Pool committees in Cantuar and Success. Ken & Dia nne maintained a voluntary membership in the National Farmers Union un til their retirement.
Following the death of his father, Ken & Dianne began to move the far m into a sustainable certified organic operation. They became certifie d in 1991 and maintained a certified organic operation until they reti red in 2016. Ken was instrumental in developing and operating the orga nic certification co-operative (Canadian Organic Certification Coopera tive Ltd.) to provide organic certification services to members. He al so became a partner in an organic beef marketing company (COLA - Canad ian Organic Livestock Association - Beef Marketing Inc.) in an effor t to develop a reliable and sustainable market for organic beef. He wa s a part of this company for a number of years until the BSE crisis de stroyed potential export markets. A large part of Kenís life involve d raising and working with cattle. He enjoyed touring family and frien ds out to the pastures to see the cows and new baby calves.

Ken was a talented, kind, humble, and loving man who shared his time a nd knowledge with family, friends, and neighbors in the community. H e was very passionate about his career and his enthusiasm was admirabl e. In 2006, Ken survived a major stroke. With the help from his lifelo ng companion, Dianne, he recovered almost completely. They were able t o maintain their farming operation until 2015, when they rented part o f the farm out. finally renting all the land out in 2017.
Ken enjoyed playing hockey, baseball, camping, fishing, horseshoes, do wnhill and cross-country skiing, and anything outdoors with family an d friends. He never outgrew his love of 1970ís rock and roll and it wa s often blasting out of the shop radio. Family gatherings with relativ es were very common and special holidays were always spent surrounde d with lots of love and laughter. So many amazing memories were made o n the Skyline Farm over the years - it was his favorite place to be.
Ken was a loving son, husband, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa who alw ays showed support, encouragement, and kindness. Our family will alway s remember him as a kind-hearted, generous, intelligent, thoughtful ma n who showed his selflessness through his everyday actions. He will b e missed dearly by everyone who was fortunate enough to know him, an d he will be in our hearts and memories forevermore.
At Ken's request, no formal funeral services will be held, a private f amily gathering will be held at a later date.
In memory of Ken Hymers, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Societ y (1910 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK. S4P 2R3) in the search for a cur e of myelofibrosis, or to a charity of one's choice would be appreciat ed by the family.
For those wishing, cards of condolence for the Hymers family can be se nt directly to Dianne (Box 2175, Swift Current, S9H 4V1).


Kenneth married Dianne Margaret Campbell.

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