September 16, 1933 – November 4, 2020
Kenneth (Kenny) Robert Dargatz passed away on November 4, 2020, Chilliwack, at the age of 87 years old, after a short but courageous battle of Esophageal cancer. He was born September 16, 1933, in Hay Lakes, Alberta, to Albert and Lydia Dargatz.
Kenny is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Shirley-Anne Dargatz, his many adored nieces and nephews, his many brothers/sisters- surviving sister Emma, and brothers Reg and Allan, predeceased by his brothers Harry, Lloyd, Harold, Albert, Leroy, and Elmer; survived by his brother-in-law Tim (Marge), and his best wingman Billy Bohn (Ina).
Kenny was a businessman and original founder of Chilliwack’s West End Auto body (1952). Alongside his brothers, he was an owner and operator of Dargatz Glass LTD. Kenny’s greatest hobby was gardening his beautiful dahlia’s, as well as, hunting and fishing with his buddies.
Fishing trips at the Nootka float cabin brought Kenny so much joy. He told his nieces he wanted to be remembered by the giant rock in his front yard which provided lasting memories for the nieces and nephews who played on it during the many family gatherings.
Kenny’s short, but courageous battle of Esophageal cancer was fought in his home, with his family by his side. He had so much gratitude for his care team Turrey, Jeff, Kyla, Brett, and Graeson. His family would like to thank his amazing nurses Mandy and Jessica, and health care providers (Maria, Oliver, Dave, MJ), and Dr Basson.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
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