Cressman, Kenneth Franklin
With deep sorrow, the family announces the passing of Kenneth Cressman on November 3rd, 2022 at age 81.
Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Dorothy Cressman. Survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Penny (Rand) Cressman and children Jennifer (Jeff), Glenn (Sarah) and Brad. Brother of Mary Sue (Vince) Catania and John Cressman. Proud grandfather of Katie and Jaime Couvrette, Julia, Jacob and Jennah Cressman and Graydon and Lucas Cressman.
Ken was a man of integrity, impact and quiet strength, who said very little so that others could find their voices. Born and raised in Kitchener, he chose to return to the area after attending McMaster University. As an educator and administrator at 10 area schools, he shared his gifts for building community and guiding youth. Ken’s fellow golfers, curlers, artists, community volunteers, colleagues, choir members, Gourmet friends, and the Gentlemen Adventurers of Awkward Bound have all come to appreciate his steadfast support and to admire his artistic and administrative talents.
Ken also had a special place in his heart for outdoor education and the YMCA camping association, serving as a member and chairperson. He volunteered for many years at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, Project Lift, Kidney Foundation, Laurier Association for Lifelong Learning, and at St. Andrew's Church as Session Elder, Clerk of Session, Convenor of the Board of Trustees and choir member. In everything he did, he stepped into a leadership role and provided the opportunity for others to flourish.
The family is grateful for the professional care and endless compassion of the staff at Lanark Heights LTC and Dr. Tara Somerville.
Memorial Service to be held Sunday, November 20th at 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kitchener followed by a reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Andrew’s Music Program at www.standrewskw.com/music
(cards available at the Henry Walser Funeral Home).
Visit www.henrywalser.com to view Ken's memorial.