It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of long time Columbia Valley resident Kenneth Lautrup on December 8, 2015 in Golden B.C. Ken was born October 10, 1934 in Gunningsville, New Brunswick to Valdemar and Karen Laurtrup. When Ken was one his parents decided to move their family back to Edgewater B.C. Where Ken and his brother George were raised and schooled.
Ken first met his wife Lisbeth on a family trip home to Denmark in 1953. They were later reunited when Lisbeth came to Canada and were married September 21, 1957. They continued to make their home in Edgewater while Ken supported their growing family as a truck driver. After moves to Calgary and then to Golden in 1970, Ken, together with his brother George became the owners of Brisco Sawmill. Later Ken bought Golden Insurance and after successfully learning and working the business he retired for the final time.
After his family, came his community and Ken was involved by being a participating member of the Masonic Mountain Lodge #11, AMFM, Golden Mountain Shrine Club #44, Golden Chapter #25 of the Order of the Eastern Star and Golden & District Golf Club.
Ken’s family and friends could always count on having expressive debates, discussions and possible solutions to the local and worlds problems, both financial and otherwise. They will all miss him.
He leaves his wife Lisbeth to mourn his passing, along with their children Laurie (Leena) Lautrup of 100 MIle House BC, Karen (David) Peacock of Langley BC and Bruce (Kelly) Laurtup of Edmonton AB and eight grand children, Kristin (Ryan), Kelsey, Sam, Ben, Cameron, Krystyna, Katie (James) and Tom and Tom, his brother George (Jeanette) of Edgewater BC, cousins Bente Peterson and Neils ( Marie) Molbak of Calgary AB and their families, family in Denmark and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ken’s family would like to thank Dr. Stark and the staff at the Golden Hospital and Durand Manor for their compassionate care of him.
A memorial for Ken, date to be announced, will be held in the spring, 2016.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3550 Wayburne Drivie, Burnaby, BC V5G 3K9