Kenneth McDermot Sinclair
On October 7, 2020, Ken Sinclair, our beloved Dad, Pop, Papa, passed away peacefully at the age of 80.
Born on January 21st, 1940 to Tom and Vera Sinclair, he was raised with siblings Dell and Meryl on River Road beside the Lockport bridge. Pop was a proud, lifelong resident of Lockport. The family home by the locks, family, and friends in the area held a special place in his heart. But Dad had a big enough heart for everyone. His 6 kids, 11 grandchildren, growing number of great grandchildren, and the rest of our family knew him to be very loving, supportive, and fun. Generous to a fault, and a complete push over, he never said no to anything we asked of him, day or night. He was quick to help us and to hug us.
Dad had many friends. It was a long-standing joke that he could not leave the yard without running into someone he knew and he needed to visit before we went on our way. He worked at the brick plant, Selkirk Rolling Mill and drove heavy equipment in many remote places before driving literally millions of miles in a semi. Owning a small trucking company; Mack trucks were seen in our yard for decades. All of his kids have many truck stories with Pop and he had many more tales of ice roads and highways. Dad could tell a good story and loved to do so over food and beer. He loved to laugh and was always one to do something silly just to get you to smile. Whether it was a joke, a funny hat or a silly dance, he just wanted you to be happy. His smile was a genuine one that he wanted to share. We loved his long list of “Popisms’ or little sayings that were always based in humour and usually a little inappropriate. All these traits showed Pop’s quiet wisdom; have a good time with those you care about and show them you care.
Above all things Dad loved, Dad loved Mum. He showed it when he loved and it always showed that he loved her. As the decline of dementia overtook Dad in his last years, and slowly took away aspects of his life, his adoration of her remained and shone through. Our family takes solace in knowing they are together again.
Predeceased by his loving wife Joan, daughter Lori, grandson Devon, siblings and parents, he is survived by his children, Bill, Val, Heather, Scott and Trevor, and their spouses and children and their children. Due to COVID event restrictions and the size of our big family, the celebration of life and interment are yet to be planned. Details will be communicated once arrangements have been made.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the wonderful team at Actionmarguerite where Dad spent his last months. Their compassion, care and understanding of Dad’s gentle nature made these last few months as easy as possible for him and our family, and for that we are truly grateful. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to Actionmarguerite. http://www.actionmarguerite.ca/donations/donate-now/
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