Kenneth Frederick Harding (1926 – 2017)

Ken was born in Kamloops on May 24, 1926. His family returned to Kelowna 2 years later where he grew up, living the remainder of his life in Kelowna. Following a short career in the family hardware and furniture business, he joined Whillis Insurance Agency ultimately with Jim Whillis as a partner evolving into Whillis Harding Insurance Agency until his retirement at 75. He was a dedicated volunteer in the community starting with the Kinsmen Club at 19. He was a Junior Chamber of Commerce member, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotarian, Central Okanagan Foundation Director, founding member of Central Okanagan Bursary and Scholarship Society, B.C.I.T., United Way, Bold Horizons Campaign, Safety Council and the Gellatly Nut Farm. Honoured by receiving Queens Jubilee Medal, Honorary Fellow of Central Okanagan College, Fred Macklin Memorial Award and member of the Board of First United Church.