Kenneth Bennidict Norlock, 70, was surrounded by loved ones when he passed away suddenly from lung cancer on June 16th, 2019 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Barry’s Bay. He was born on April 12th, 1949 in Renfrew, Ontario to Philip and Amelia (Prince) Norlock.
After high school, Ken moved to Kitchener to apprentice at Jerry Zister’s garage, and became a licensed automobile mechanic after studying at Conestoga College in Cambridge ON. In 1984, Ken returned to Barry’s Bay to work for Walter Dombroskie and later Leo Potvin.
As a youth, Ken was adventurous, mischievous, and enjoyed life. He loved hunting, fishing and cottaging. He had an affinity for old cars, especially the Thunderbird and Impala. Throughout his life, Ken could be found tinkering with things, whether it be taking apart electronics, fixing his daughter’s car or building his motorized meccano kits. Ken’s kitchen table was always filled with his latest hobby which included puzzles, knitting and cross-stitch and model making. He also spent a lot of time “cruising” the streets in town on his three wheeled bike. Ken was always willing to help someone in need and to share what he could. He cherished his time spent with his children, grandchildren and friends.
Ken is survived by his three children; Jenniffer (Jerry) Maher, Stacey (Brian Voldock) Biernaskie; and Philip (Jennifer) Norlock, from his marriage to Barbara Dombroskie; his 6 grandchildren Victoria, Johnathan, Alyssa, Amelia, Jacob and Ethyn; his 2 brothers, Clemence and Nicholas; and his 4 sisters, Shirley, Annie, Esther, and Bernice.
In keeping with Ken’s wishes, the funeral services will be private . In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and/or share with his family a memory of how he touched your life.