Kenneth James Paxman, late of Colgate, SK passed away on July 21, 2022 at the age of 87 years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Delois and Laura Paxman.
Ken is survived by his wife, Jean; his children: Scott and daughters, Nicole and Morgan (Mike); Brett (Shishawna) and daughters, Shelby and Shenae; Greg (Kim) and daughters, Shayla (Brendon) and Jaedyn. Ken is also survived by his great-granddaughters: Jessica, Josephine and Winnifred; and his sister Rhoda Yung.
Ken worked for the Department of Highways early in his life, where he met a lot of great friends and was able to travel much of the province. After he married Jean they settled at the family farm near Colgate in 1962. Ken’s identity was “farmer” and he embodied this title for most of his life. As he started to scale back his farm land, he switched his efforts to his large garden, where he grew enough potatoes to feed his whole family. He continued to actively farm until the end of harvest in 2021.
Many people will remember Ken driving down the highway in his red and white grain truck, arm out the window and a smile on his face. Ken enjoyed watching all sports, particularly the CFL and the Roughriders. He liked to travel when he could and especially liked driving to Las Vegas.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation, Box 1416, Weyburn, SK, S4H 3J9.