Obituary for Kenneth Breitenbach
Kenneth Alexander Breitenbach, 62 of Pelham Ontario passed away peacefully on Friday April 28th, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones after a long hard fought 6 year battle with cancer. He was born in Welland Ontario, January 9th, 1955.
Ken was a professional hockey player in the National Hockey League and was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1975 hockey draft. He played professionally until 1979. After his hockey career, Ken was an entrepreneur with Breitenbach Trucking, a metal fabricator at E.S. Fox, and was a Team Captain with Canadian Tire JumpStart. Above everything for what he was known for he wished to be remembered for by what he was most proud of, being a papa to his 5 grandchildren.
Ken is survived by his loving wife Rosemary who was there every step of the way during his battle with cancer. Also survived by his loving mother Joyce Breitenbach and his children Ken Jr. (Gayle) Breitenbach, and Erica (Jeff) Horton. He leaves his grandchildren Victoria, Jenna, Emily, Jeffery Jr. and Megan, his sister in laws and brother in laws Denis and Angelina Carrier, Guy and Adriana Wilson, Clayton and the late Rita Booth, Joe and the late Fernanda Curcio, Kevin Kirk and the late Sylvana Pace. Ken will be sadly missed by his many uncle's, aunt's, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ken is predeceased by his father Ernie Brietenbach, and his inlaws Terzo and Stella Pace.
Special thanks to all of the staff at Hospice Niagara who provided exceptional care and comfort to Ken and his family.
A celebration of life will be held at Faith Welland Church located at 380 South Pelham Road, Welland Ontario on Tuesday May 9th, 2017. Family will be receiving guests at 10 am with a service at 11 am. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in his honor to Canadian Tire’s JumpStart program or to Hospice Niagara