Advanced Search:

Regular Search
❮ Go Back to Listings
KEN MATCHIZEN Obituary pic


Born: Sep 15, 1963

Date of Passing: May 21, 2020

Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory

Adjust Text Size: A+ A-


It is with heavy broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Ken Matchizen, 56, of Thalberg, Manitoba on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
Ken leaves to cherish his memory, his best friend and wife Betty (nee Hryciuk), sons, Kevin (Meagan) and Blair, and grandson Nathan. Also mourning are mother Clara, sister Karen (Orest), sisters-in-law, Cheryl (Barry), Marianne (Tim), Patti (John), and nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his father Ben, in-laws, Alice and Murray Hryciuk of Rossburn, MB.
Ken was born on September 15, 1963. Working alongside with his father, Ben, at the garage or on the farm, it was apparent early on that he had an aptitude for both professions. He married his love and best friend, Betty, and together they worked as a team in the shop and on the farm, along with their sons.
Ken loved farming, was a skilled mechanic and a great problem solver. It made Ken proud to see his sons grow up and establish such strong work ethics to carry on his legacy. He had many interests and talents, from carpentry to outdoor cooking and barbering. He made sure to take time to enjoy other things in life such as camping, fishing, travelling, daily crop tours and snowmobiling. Ken cherished the time he spent with family and friends, but his overwhelming joy in this last year was his little grandson Nathan.
Ken will be remembered by many friends and neighbours for his generous and helpful nature.
If friends and family desire, a memorial fund is being set up in Ken's memory. Donations may be forwarded to the Brokenhead River Community Foundation, Box 2225, Beausejour, MB R0E 0C0.
Due to the current pandemic and public health orders, a private family graveside service will be held.

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
204-268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 30, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • My Sincere Condolences to you Betty and your family at this sad time, Kelly and I always had Vehicle dealings with you both that we were always happily satisfied with and thankful for. May Ken rest In peace and you find solace with your family and close loved ones, Jean - Posted by: Jean Evans( formerly Brisco) of Gull Lake (Former friend(customer)) on: May 30, 2020

  • I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of our loss of Ken. His memory will be with me always. He can Now tour the farms with his dog Snoopy on the handlebars of his motorcycle. Nothing but respect for Ken as a genuine good person. - Posted by: Bob Molinski (Neighbor,friend) on: May 30, 2020

❮ Go Back to Listings