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Kenneth Carl (Ken) Seafoot


Able Seaman, RCNVR


Born: 14 Jun 1925, Carroll, Manitoba


Died: 24 Sep 2011, Brandon, Manitoba


SEAFOOT, Kenneth Carl - of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the age of 86 years. Ken is survived by his loving wife Eleanor (Patterson); sons Sheldon (Judy) of Brandon, and Carl (Jennifer) of Strathmore, AB; grandchildren Dan (Melissa Schmeichel) of Winnipeg, Dale (Erin Garden) of Nesbitt, MB, Sean of Strathmore, AB , and Shannon of Strathmore, AB; and great-grandson Mardigan Garden. Also surviving are brother Garth (Wilma) of Carroll; sister Dorothy Metcalfe of Winnipeg; sister-in-law Doreen Seafoot of Nesbitt, and Eva Gooden of Brandon; brothers-in-law Earl (Doreen) Patterson of Boissevain, and Murray (Yvonne) Patterson of Brandon. Ken was born on June 14, 1925, to Fred and Gertie Seafoot of Carroll MB. Ken was a radar operator on a Corvette in the Royal Canadian Navy in WWII. After the war, Ken returned to his father's farm at Carroll during the summer, to work and play ball. Ken sharpened his cooking skills through the winters of 1945 1948 by working at Salisbury House in Winnipeg, where on the dance floor he met a Normal School student, Eleanor Patterson. In 1949, he bought a farm and married Eleanor on October 22. After gaining some car sales experience at Canadian Motors, a Ford-Mercury car dealership was bought in Virden in 1962. In 1972, Ken became the Supervisor of Transportation and Maintenance for Forte la Bosse School Division until his retirement in 1986. Baseball, curling, hunting, fishing, the Royal Canadian Legion, and the Lions Club were big parts of Ken's life. There were many stories told about playing baseball with the Riverside team, starting up the Virden Oilers team, his rise to umpire-in-chief of the MSBL, and umpiring at the Canadian National baseball championship. Ken was president of the Virden Legion. Ken was a Lions member for more than two decades and talked often about cooking at the fair booth they operated. Baseball was his true love, watching teams each spring in Phoenix, and watching his beloved Blue Jays, right up to his last few days. Funeral Services were held at Central United Church on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Interment followed at Carroll Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3 or to a charity of your choice. Thank-you to Brockie-Donovan, Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood and the staff at Central United Church, and Rev. Harvey Hurren for officiating at the interment at the Carroll Cemetery. (Brockie-Donovan Funeral and Cremation Services)


Ships served in:

HMCS CHIPPAWA - Enlisted 23 Mar 1944. Commenced active service 27 Mar 1944

HMCS VISON - Served in VISON 08 Jul 1944 - 14 Jul 1944 while in training at HMCS Cornwallis

HMCS NORSYD - Served in NORSYD 21 Oct 1944 - 18 Jun 1945 as an OS & AB, RCNVR. Rated AB 27 Mar 1945

HMCS CHIPPAWA - Demobilized 06 Nov 1945




(KS01) Portrait of Seaman Ken Seafoot

(KS02) Naval Training and Active Service record



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