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Lenart, Kenneth Joseph

LENART, Kenneth Joseph

1947 - 2023

It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Ken on Monday, November 27, 2023 at the Blanche River Health – Englehart Site.

Ken died peacefully after a short battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Ken was an adored Husband, Father and Grandfather who was born in Englehart to Parents, Leo and Julia (Coulas) in 1947 and was raised on their family farm.

Ken loved being outdoors where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and cutting firewood. Ken also enjoyed many hours spent fixing and modifying (MacGyvering) many things at this workshop on the farm. Some of his projects simply drove his son Mike crazy!

Ken was also famously known as “The Shit Show Supervisor” at the “Grumpy Old Man Coffee Club”. At 9:30am, vehicles started rolling in each morning and Ken had the coffee percolating and the kettle boiling for tea. This special group of guys solved many a world’s problems and were a great support group for each other.

In Ken’s younger years, while working at Adams Mine, he got his Millwright certification which led him to faraway places to work. One of his first travels was to British Guyana in South America where he worked as a Supervisor to local people at the Omai Gold Mine. After that, Ken travelled to Kyrgyzstan to work at the Kumtar Gold Mine, just north of China. There, Ken became involved in the Tien-Shan Children Relief Foundation Inc. raising money for children’s Cleft Palate surgery and gathering donations for Children’s Orphanages.  

Ken is survived by his wife, Linda of 54 years, his Daughter Tracy (Tom Lynch), his Son Michael (Noreen Snively), and his Grandchildren, Mackenzie and Brendan Lynch who called him “Poppa Ken”.

Ken is also survived by his Sister Joan (Leo Loranger) and nieces. Brother-in-law to Ingrid (Chauncey Corley dec.), Irene (Eric Moore), George Nixon (Beth), Mark Nixon (Nancy) and their families.

As per Ken’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of Life will take place this summer at the Wendigo cottage.

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Linda, Michael, Tracy, Joan and families,

My deepest sympathies. I have fond memories of Ken, especially the kind neighbour he was to the Boileau family. RIP, Ken.

Michelle Guilmette

Michelle Guilmette, November 29, 2023

Lenart Family

Very sorry to hear of your loss of Ken. My condolences.
When we were younger, Ken and I spent many hours making the cages for the chickens and then cleaning out from under the cages. Sometimes, I can still smell the very strong odor.
I last talked to Ken at the Englehart High School Reunion and shared some stories of our younger days.

Raymond Puhalski, November 29, 2023

The Lenart family

Thinking of you Linda.we would like to send prayers and condolences to you and your family

Eldon and Georgette Alberta , November 29, 2023

The Lenard Family

Thinking of you, may fond memories help you get through this difficult time.

Ruth, November 29, 2023

Linda, Michael, Tracey and all your family,

Our sympathy and prayers.

Frances & Dale Freeman, November 29, 2023


Dear Linda so very sorry for you and your families loss!

Marian Teal, November 29, 2023

Linda and family:

We are heart broken to hear of the passing of your dear Ken. Always a welcoming, friendly guy who was always concerned about others, he will surely be missed. May we have coffee together again one day Ken. May the love and support of family and friends give you comfort Linda, at this very difficult time.

Darwin/Verley and Family, November 29, 2023

Linda and family

Liz and I are sorry to hear of passing of Ken
Please accept our condolences
R.I.P Ken

Dennis johanson , November 29, 2023

Linda and family

Linda, we were so sad to hear of Ken’s passing. Cherish all the fond memories you have made as a family. Our sincere condolences…Hugs️

Bill and Joan, November 29, 2023


Sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one.

Carol Tucker , November 29, 2023


Our sympathy to you and your family. Our memories of Ken enjoying Swiss Chard and taking care of the potatoes will always be remembered.
Sincerely Betty and Orval Allen

Betty, November 29, 2023

Linda and Family

Linda and Family Pat and I are very sorry for the loss of your husband and Father. We were very happy to meet Ken and Linda at their visits to Joan and Leo’s. Such a nice man who loved to joke and have a good laugh, and pick on his Sister Joan that he was the Baby.

Pat and Doreen Ferguson , November 29, 2023

Linda Lenart , family and friends

Dear Linda, family and friends.
Please accept my sincere sympathy with the passing of your dear Hubbie Ken, he was a wonderful man. Cherish your many memories they are forever. Lots of Love to All.
Anne Cragg

Anne Cragg, November 29, 2023

Linda, Tracy, Michael & families

It makes me very sad to know Ken has passed. He always would have a chat and a smile. You all will miss him so much but treasure all the precious memories.

Barb Burrows, November 29, 2023

Lenart family

My deepest sympathies to your family. I will always remember Ken for his sense of humour. May Ken RIP.

Doug Tubman, November 30, 2023

Linda and family

So sorry to hear that Ken has passed away. As teenagers we were together every weekend. We had so many good times growing up. Worked with him at Adam’s. He always liked to have fun, always considered him as a good friend. Wish you and your family the best.

Les & Heather Foss, November 30, 2023

Linda Lenart

So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Condolences to you and all the family.

Debbie Connors , November 30, 2023

Linda and family

Thinking of you with sympathy at this sad time. May your memories give you comfort.

Pat & Albert Cousineau, November 30, 2023

Linda, Mike, Tracey and family,

Sincere condolences to you all, so very sorry for your loss

Kelly Brownlee, December 1, 2023

Michael and the Lenart family

My deepest condolences to your family Michael. I have many fond memories of working with your Dad. He was a great millwright but most of all a true gentleman and loved by all who came into contact with him. We shared a lot of laughs.
May he rest in Peace.

Roy Deacon , December 1, 2023

Linda and family

I am so genuinely sorry for your loss.

Sharon Black, December 1, 2023

Linda, Tracy, Michael, Joan and all Family

We are so sorry for your loss. Ken was a great neighbour to our family for many years. He always loved to get a rise out of my mom (Odette)and spent lots of time with my dad ( Germain). Mom & Dad always thought of him as a son. We are all very saddened and he will be deeply missed.

Lizanne (Boileau) & Brian Blodgett & Family, December 2, 2023

Ken’s family, and Joan

To Linda and family, my deepest sympathy as you struggle with the loss of such an important person in your lives.
Joan, some of my best childhood memories are of spending time at your house with you, your wonderful parents, and your kid brother, Ken. Our mothers were cousins, and our parents were good friends. I’m so grateful for those days.
I moved away but would occasionally see Ken at family events in Englehart. He was delighted to tell me about Tracy and Michael.
Ken will be missed by many. Gone too soon.

Mary Ann (Yantha) Ruske, December 3, 2023

Linda, Tracy and Michael

My deepest sympathies to you all as well as your loved ones. Thank you Tracy for contacting me to let me know. I appreciate it so much. I have so many fond memories of times spent on the farm, mopedding and ski-dooing. Big Ken the Pollock as my Dad always called him. After we moved away, Ken’s name came up several times throughout the years. Dad would always brag about the size of his hands to the farmers around here (chuckle). He would say to his buddies over here that he would never want to mess around with Big Ken! AND let’s not forget the way Ken would tease my mom and dad for being Montreal Canadian fans. I remember when the Canadiens won the Stanley cup in the 80’s when it was Patrick Roy the goaltender. Dad just had to call Ken to tease him that his Leafs were not so hot! lol. I still to this day think of Ken when we on occasion watch the HABS play. I feel honoured and privileged that he was once a part of my childhood. Ken, continue to do great things up in heaven. May you rest in peace. With love, Lise Paris

Lise Paris, December 5, 2023


I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I have so many wonderful memories of Ken when we were kids. Sending you all much love. Take good care of each other.

Tammy Reilly, December 5, 2023

The lenard families

Sorry to hear of your loss. Jim enjoyed his time hunting with Ken. Our deepest condolences.
Jim and Marilyn Mallette

Marilyn Mallette, December 8, 2023

Ken Lenart

Worked with Ken for many years at the Adam's Mine in the plant. Was was always entertaining to hear his stories.

Gary Mauzon, December 30, 2023


Deepest sympathy in your your loss and wishing you comfort.

Carolyn Sauve, February 11, 2024