Kenneth Lionel Siira


Kenneth Lionel Siira passed away peacefully at home with family by his side in Kenora on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 84 years old.

Ken was born June 27, 1935 in Fort William, Ontario. He was a hard-working man, who spent many years hauling logs and steel in and out of Thunder Bay, later becoming a heavy-duty mechanic. After moving to Kenora, he drove snow ploughs and worked with dear friends in general contracting.

Ken was a humble man, but had a lot to be proud of.  He was close to his family.  After more than 43 years of sobriety, he was a friend, mentor, supporter and created lifelong bonds with many people he met in AA.

Ken enjoyed the company of friends and family, playing cards, fishing and blueberry picking.  He was happy spending as much time as possible at Lake of the Woods Speedway with his son, Ken Jr.  One of his fondest memories was a weekend at Vegas Motor Speedway with his son and friends Keith and George.

Ken was pre-deceased by daughter Susan (1990), wife Wilma (1991), companion Joyce (2014), parents Walter (1976) and mother Taimi (1979). He is survived by his son Ken Jr. and sister Kathy Milani (John Naysmith) of Thunder Bay.

Our appreciation goes to Doctors Kerr, Southerland and Cooke at Cancer Care Manitoba. Special thanks to Dr. Wesley and staff at Lake of the Woods District Hospital and palliative care nurse Alexis Peplinskie for their compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation or Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

A celebration of life will be held in Kenora and Thunder Bay in the near future.