Kontturi, Kenneth “CBC Ken”

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Ken Kontturi at his "happy place on the lake" at the age of 63. Ken was the son of Arni and Marcella (nee Foran). He is survived by his wife Deborah Ullman (nee Maki) and stepson Johannes Ullman (Kaila). Also survived by his favorite brother Dave (Sandi) and favorite sister Marni (Arthur). Uncle of Chandra (Tony), Cassidy (Brett), Courtney (Matt), Kristin Hahnimaki (Mike), Becky Punkari and great uncle of Chloe, Lincoln, Kailer, Miia, Davin and Alli. He was so proud of the amazing and brilliant women they have become. He will be missed by his many cousins & extended family from Wawa, Manitoulin and coast to coast to coast, and especially his fur babies Jack and Ollie. Although Ken disliked counting years, he began his career at CKSO, then went to CBC and stayed there for 38 years, retiring in 2016. He was happiest when he and Deb had their winter vacations in the Carribean because that meant he would be soon returning to his happy place on Black Lake, spending time at "The Grotto" and enjoying the sauna. One of his proudest memories was being President of #177 Royal Canadian Legion and building the Cenotaph between Mindemoya and Spring Bay. Special thank you to Johnny and Louise Welch for all your help and friendship through the years. Celebration of Life at the Copper Cliff Italian Club Sept 12th from 3 to 7 p.m. Please come share your stories (and we know there are a lot of them). Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund Branch 177 or Anderson Farm Heritage Society would be appreciated.



9 Condolences

  1. Sincere condolences to Marni and the Kontturi Family.

    By: J. Wayne Dane
    September 13, 2019
  2. Dear Deb: We were so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. Ken will be fondly remembered by us and the Lakeview crew. We will miss him..

    By: Bonnie and Larry
    September 13, 2019
  3. Sandi, Dave & Family,
    My condolences to you and your family.
    Praying that your happy memories bring you some peace and comfort during these difficult times.

    Lisa Pirsich

    By: Lisa Boudreau-Pirsich
    September 12, 2019
  4. Ken/s story will always encourage me either at work or in the life.
    My sincerely condolences.

    By: Howard Zheng
    September 11, 2019
  5. Dear Deb: We are sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Our most heartfelt condolences to you and other family members. We’ll miss him.

    By: Paul & Wilma MacDonald
    September 11, 2019
  6. I am so very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I worked with Ken for over 15 years here at CBC Transmission. He was a pleasure to work with – fun, kind, and always willing to work together to find solutions and solve problems. His dedication to CBC was unwavering.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, his family and friends during this difficult time. Sincere condolences on your loss.

    By: Tracey Walsh
    September 11, 2019
  7. Sandi,

    We are so sorry for your loss, we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!

    By: Brandon and Olivia Johnson
    September 11, 2019
  8. Dear Sandi and Dave, I wanted to send my condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Dawn Johnson

    By: Dawn Johnson
    September 11, 2019
  9. My sincerest condolences. Sending comfort at this time.

    By: Joe Rouleau
    September 11, 2019

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