Kenneth William Bent Freeman, 1921-2008
Kenneth William Bent Freeman was born June 8, 1921, in Carberry, Man. to Kenneth and Elizabeth Freeman. He moved to High Prairie in 1926 where he attended Prairie River Consolidated School.
Kenneth joined the Canadian Army - Princess Louise Dragoon Guards in April 1940 and went overseas in July 1940. He served in England, Sicily, Italy, Belgium and Holland until October 1945. He returned to Canada and was discharged in December 1945.
On his return to High Prairie, Kenneth became part owner of his fatherís store, Freemanís General Store, until 1950 when he joined the High Prairie Post Office as postmaster. In February 1957, he moved to Hinton, Alta. as postmaster until October 1962 when he became postmaster in Fort St. John, B.C. Kenneth worked there until his retirement in 1981 at the age of 60.
During his years in Fort St. John, he met and married Barbara Corbett. There were no children but they truly enjoyed the three little dogs that shared their home over the years.
From 1945, Kenneth was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Masonic Lodge and for a short time the Elks Lodge in High Prairie.
Kenneth enjoyed curling. He also played hockey in a fun league in High Prairie and did a bit of game bird hunting.
Kenneth is survived by his sisters, Kathleen Randall and Marjory MacKay, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by: his wife, Barbara; his sisters, Frances Miller and Helen Cameron.
Kennethís ashes are interned at the Anglican Cemetery in High Prairie.
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