July 19, 1922 to May 20, 2019
Ken Wilbee – formerly of Listowel, passed away peacefully at Huronlea Home for the Aged, Brussels on Monday May 20, 2019 at the age of 96. Ken was a member of Calvary United Church, Listowel. He was a saxophone player in the Ken Wilbee Band for over 40 years and the band played in Parkview Gardens for over 25 years. Ken had a love for cattle and farming. In retirement, he and his first wife Grace established and operated Napanee Apple Orchard. Beloved husband of the late Grace (Dennis) Wilbee and Isabel (Pearson) Wilbee. Loving father of June (Howard) Giles, Ruth (Philip) Paul and Bruce (Heather) Wilbee. Cherished grandpa of Pamela, Heather, Erin, Ken, Julie, Christine, Patricia, Melissa, and Rebecca. Missed by many great-grandchildren. Brother-in-law of Eunice Wilbee. Remembered by step-children Don (Kathy) Pearson, Bob (Theresa) Pearson, Bill (Brenda) Pearson and by many nieces, nephews and the extended Dennis and Pearson families. Predeceased by his parents Russ and Edna (Carr) Wilbee, brothers Roy Wilbee and Ian (Elva) Wilbee. Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Saturday May 25, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon followed by the funeral service to celebrate Ken’s life at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. George Russell officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to: Canadian Cancer Society Huron-Perth Unit 536 Huron Street Stratford, ON N5A 9Z9 or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make a Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice.