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by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 21, 2004 12:12 pm

It is with sincere regret that we announce the passing of one of our former officials Ken Loewen suddenly on Monday evening. Ken was 36 years old. Ken loved his hockey and has been involved in hockey since he was a young boy as a player in the Eastman Region. After graduating from competitive minor hockey Ken took up officiating so he could stay active in the game. Ken was a student of the game and quickly progressed to become a Level 5 official. Ken gave many years to officiating in all levels of the hockey program in Eastman Region as well as the various adult leagues – Jr. B & C; Hanover-Tache; MJHL; MMJHL; CIS and Senior Leagues. In his career Ken worked Allan Cup and Anavet Cup Inter-provincial games.

Ken leaves his wife Angela and his 3 daughters whom he adored and had just last year decided to retire from officiating so he could spend more time with his growing family.

His friends in hockey have established a Trust Fund in names of the Ken’s daughters. The details are as follows:

Donations can be made at any Scotia Bank
“Ernie Froese c/o E/A/J”
Transit # 20727
Bank #002
Account # 207270234427

If you care to donate to this Trust Fund for Ken’s daughters please make your donation at your local Scotia Bank providing the above information. A few of the officials have suggested that the equivalent of a game fee would provide a very good start to this fund.

Ernie Froese has asked that if anyone would like to express personal memories or share some experiences that they have enjoyed while working with Ken with his family to send them to Ernie at Ernie Froese and he will ensure that they are forwarded to Angela and the girls.

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