Kenneth Joseph Seepish

After a lengthy illness, we are saddened to announce the passing of Kenneth Joseph Seepish, beloved husband, brother, uncle and Gido on April 21, 2021 at the age of 72.

Ken was born in Winnipeg and attended St. Alphonsus and Miles Mac Collegiate. For 35 years Ken worked for the City of Winnipeg in arenas and swimming pools.  He truly enjoyed his job and being with the public.  He simply loved being with people, telling jokes and drinking coffee.

 In his retirement years moving to Sandy Hook gave him an opportunity to enjoy birds, biking, walking and cross-country skiing.  His love of beer, coffee, the Stones and telling jokes was well known.  Ken loved hockey, golf and especially tennis.  He always looked forward to his two brothers visits and calls from Cousin Bill, talking about the good old days.

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife and best friend, Dana, also her two sons Chris (Alana) and Jeff (Kareen), two very special grand children, Haley and Owen.  He was so honored to be called Gido.  His brothers and sisters Wayne, Frank, Tom, Theresa, Diane, Linda, Marie and many nieces & nephews all of whom will miss him greatly.  He is predeceased by his mother, father and nephew.

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Homik and Debbie, and to Palliative Care for all of their support and kindness.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation,

Condolences may be left on Ken’s Memorial Page at

Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services.

10 thoughts on “Kenneth Joseph Seepish

  1. Cynthia Gordon

    Ken was truly loved and a devoted husband.
    He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

  2. Sharon Mussellam-Gluting

    To my sweet dear friend, Dana
    The greatest way to describe your beloved Ken – very kind and gentle sole who embraced everyone who came into his life with lots of laughs, jokes and true friendship. He made everyone feel special. He will be truly missed. RIP sweet man. Love Sharon

  3. Diane and Dennis Banash

    Dana, Dennis and I are thinking of you during this very difficult time. We are thankful we had that lovely visit with the city “gang” at your home COVID style with you and Ken laughing and even a couple of references to stones music!. Ken always managed to squeeze in his favourite greeting to me “Banish the thought”. He had a smile and kind word for everyone when we worked together at the City he was a special man. Ken will be missed. Our condolences Dana.

  4. Keven Hawkins

    We will miss him a lot.Very sorry for your loss.The pool was never the same after the two of you left. Keven Hawkins

  5. Rose Yakimchuk

    So shocked and saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. We always appreciated his easy going friendly ways.
    Sincere sympathies
    Rose and Al Yakimchuk

  6. Maureen & Randy Purdy

    Dear Dana and family. We wish to express our sincerest sympathies. It is our hope that your memories will give you great comfort at this time. Ken will be missed but never forgotten.

  7. Gerrie & Henry Dzwonek

    We were very saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. we were friends in our teen and I have a lot of fond memories. Thoughts & prayers to the rest of the family.
    Gerrie & Henry Dzwonek.

  8. Art Zuke

    I was saddened to learn of Ken’s passing this week. Ken always had such a positive demeanour, and was so always generous with greetings and conversation every time I saw him in my frequent walks down our Sandy Hook lane. He exuded joy, even through his difficult health challenges over the years. Godspeed, Ken, and my deep condolences to Dana and family.

  9. Rainee

    I am so saddened not to have been able to visit one last time but thankful that he is no longer suffering. Losing him in the midst of country-wide lockdowns is especially hard to bear. My heart goes out to everyone grieving in these difficult circumstances.

    My Uncle Ken was an extremely genuine person, whether it was the intention to make you laugh or some way to let you know how much he cares. He could rebound with a quip, story, joke, anecdote, or kind assurance of his caring, to avert any potentially awkward moment and keep the flow of social energy going. Always a smile and very social, taking sports and instruction in the facts of rock and roll very seriously. Any time spent together was the feeling of being at ‘home’ with safety and comfort. I’m so thankful of the many times he helped me in any way he could: backing a bank loan for school, make-work jobs to earn money for a big trip (or anything else), and a place to study for exams when it was too noisy at home. I came to know I could always count on him when I asked for his help. In my last visits with him he would get emotional and say if there’s anything I needed, he would do anything “you know,” and that if I had needed to study at his place more often than what I had done, that it would have been fine, too, or even to stay with him. His sincerity was a heartpouring and I cherish the memory of his good intentions in life. A truly wonderful, genuine, fun, and authentic person.

    The little laugh he would make when thinking over something funny or watching the landing of one of his jokes, is unforgettable, and then a few moments later after quietly reviewing the telling, the same small laugh to himself…these are the warm things I will endearingly remember. Never anything but positive and wholesome uncle-niece enjoyment.

    I recall the impression I had as a child that he was a hard worker, focused, and reliable, specially beloved by our Granny. His presence in the home on Harbison brought the feeling of safety, security, and ties of love and loyalty with family. I associated him specially with the beverages at Christmas, hauling out a great 4L amber jug of very sweet cherry cider chilling in the back bedroom, saying “manum-manum,” like Granny, and rubbing his hands together. He offered me my first sip of beer (lesson not to be interested in adult drinks). Never forgot the scene of rising laughter after making the face of disgust. We were truly blessed kids to have a family full of energy and vitality, great and large family gatherings, with so much grit and the uniqueness in each person.

    I remember with great detail the first time I met Dana, the love of his life. I am forever thankful he found the half to his whole. Dana’s boundless positive energy, smiling voice, always making it possible to have a visit, and taking care of Uncle Ken through failing strength, will be forever cherished. I’m so thankful that Uncle Ken’s spirit was always positive despite every reason to be down. It allowed us to be social and have much needed quality visiting, making up for some lost years and lost opportunities. He never missed the chance to speak well of our Granny, the nostalgia for the old days and Christmases of the past, meanwhile always heaping praise on Dana and bragging about her to the room. Thankful, too, that I got to share recent visits with other family: Uncle Wayne, Auntie Terry, and Auntie Linda. It is a great consolation to remember all this during this time of sorrow.

    I wish we could have had more time and that I could have had you and Dana visit Toronto. I’m thankful for having you in my life and for all we had.
    Love you forever. Niece, Rainee

  10. Jeri & Cam Breckman

    Dear Dana, Cam and I were saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. We will always remember the good times, and many laughs shared at Sandy Hook with both of you. We always enjoyed Ken’s upbeat spirit, jokes and stories. Love, Jeri & Cam

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