Kenneth Threndyle

Kenneth Leslie Threndyle, 93, died June 24, 2024 at Bluewater Health after a brief stay in palliative care with his daughter Alison by his side. His full life, a blessing to many, began in Hanover Ontario July 3, 1930. The oldest of 5 siblings, Ken started helping out with family life from a young age. His strong academic record led him to graduating with all the courses available at his high school – well above and beyond what was required. As a teenager he raised chickens, worked at the lumber yard, life guarded at the pool and played the organ at the Presbyterian Church having been awarded the ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music. At Western in medical school, Ken made lifelong friends and attended many a spirited reunion. In London he met Betty Mitchell through the young people’s group at New St. James Presbyterian Church. Their marriage in 1955 began the next chapter with adventures to Euclid Ohio, Corunna, Mt. Vernon, Texas and finally to Courtright. The “Doc” as he was known to some, served his patients with compassion and dedication into his 80’s. He was sincerely interested in all the families of the area through the generations, offering a listening ear and the medical care needed. In his “spare” time he relaxed by doing projects with his hands – be it with yarn, wood or in the garden. He was an active choir member throughout his life and continued playing the organ and piano. Always interested in current events and new technologies, he spent time each day reading the Bible on his tablet. His faithful canine Hazel, was his companion to the end. Ken’s phenomenal memory was a great source of family history. His sense of humour will live on in the stories shared. He was an inspiration to all and will be especially missed by: sisters Rose Marie and Shirleyan Threndyle; sister-in-law Evelyn Mitchell; son John; daughters Alison and Maryan; grandchildren Kyle, Brett and Cole (Katelyn), Katherine, Alison (Austyn), Nicolas and Blake. Predeceased by his parents Hildred (Willoughby) and Walter; wife Mary Elizabeth (2009); siblings Mary Lou (2022), Douglas (2024); son Andrew (2023).The family extends their gratitude to all the doctors, nurses, physio and occupational therapists associated with Ken’s care in recent years including the many PSW’s that visited him every day at home. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Mooretown on Saturday July 6, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Cruickshank officiating. Friends will be received at the church 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Sutherland Cemetery, Courtright. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Ken and would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845
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Saturday July 6, 2024 from 1-2 p.m.


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A celebration of life will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Mooretown on Saturday July 6, 2024 at 2 p.m

4 thoughts on “Kenneth Threndyle”

  1. John Cruickshank jr

    I was sorry to hear this news today. Ken and Betty were great friends of our family and we have many fond memories of time spent with them.

  2. Paula & John Ling

    Our heartfelt condolences Alison, Maryan, John, Rie, Shirleyan and Evelyn. A visit with Ken always included some great stories and a few laughs. He will be missed. Take heart in a life well lived that impacted many! We will certainly remember him fondly!

  3. Brigitte Dewey

    My condolences to the family. I had fond memories of both Dr. Threndyle and Betty. I looked after Betty for many years as a PSW. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Jim Cruickshank

    Ken was someone that I admired greatly. I had many discussions with him on a future in Medicine and also shared a love for music. Ken was a close friend of my father and I know he will be missed but the memories treasured for many years.

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