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Born: May 28, 1938

Date of Passing: Feb 12, 2023

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It is with a deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father Kenneth Torrance on February 12, 2023, at the age of 84 years.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Elsie and parents, Hugh and Amelia (Molly). He will be lovingly remembered by his three sons, Hugh, Jamie, and Kevin (Jolene). Ken was born in Winnipeg on May 28, 1938.
Ken grew up in West Kildonan on St. Anthony Street. He enjoyed a notable career in the printing industry where he was also known as "Chopper". First at Stovel Advocate/Lawson Graphics from 1957 to 1978, then at Bulman Brothers from 1978 to 1993, and finally at Premier Printing from 1993 until his retirement in 2003.
Ken had a passion for the outdoor life and thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing especially with his boys. He also enjoyed watching or attending sporting events - especially our Bombers where he had the rare distinction of attending games at Osborne Stadium, Winnipeg Stadium and Investors Group Field.
Ken was very proud of his three sons; they were his pride and joy and he would do anything for them. Ken's stories, colourful remarks, and classic one-liners will be deeply missed.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at St. Boniface Hospital, the Winnipeg Fire Department and Paramedic Service for their service, care and compassion.
Condolences may be left on his memory wall at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 18, 2023

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Condolences to the family. - Posted by: Sharon Forrest (Family friend) on: Feb 22, 2023

  • RIP Chopper! - Posted by: Todd Bennett (Friend ) on: Feb 18, 2023

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