Davies, Arthur Kenneth “Ken”

Force: Navy

Ken Davies was born on October 2, 1925 in Portage La Prairie MB. In 1938 he moved to Grande Prairie with his mother and brother, Pat, where his father had gone to look for work during the Depression. The boys attended Montrose School. Ken spent two years in the Navy during WW II, and after his discharge he purchased the land E1/2-71-7-W6 in Flying Shot area from Tom Waterman in November 1946. Not enjoying being a bachelor, he married Mabel Clara Hugel in January 1947 in Grande Prairie. They farmed and hauled wood to Grande Prairie for 2 years, and then they spent winters working at a sawmill in Big Mountain. In 1957 they purchased a half section in Dimsdale. The Davies had 4 sons: Wayne, Dale, Brian, and Pat. Ken died at age 85 in July 2011 in Grande Prairie, and Mabel died in 2017 at age 89 in Grande Prairie.

Source: Along the Wapiti p. 412 – Name in WW II Veterans
p. 142 – photos
AGS Obituary Index