BIRCHALL, Kenneth Gorman November 3, 1940 – April 13, 2017 With sadness the Birchall Family announces the passing of Ken. Survived by his wife Patricia, sons Ken, Michael, Jeffrey, Traevor, Robert and James; and Colleen Saunders. Treasured out-law to the Klassen, White and Clegg families. He will be missed by his twin Walter (Frances), Joan (Richard), Elaine (Michael) and Nancy (Art). Uncle to many nieces and nephews, and cousin to the O'Brien, Shepard and Birchall families. Kenny served in the Royal Canadian Navy, then became the owner of Birchall Insurance Company for 25 years. He dedicated a lifetime to community service, including the Ottawa Kiwanis, Sage Club, National Crime Stoppers, Shepherds of Good Hope, PQ Community Health Centre, and Whitehaven Community Association. Ken had a great interest in music starting with rock 'n roll at Saint Mary's. He was known for his sense of humour, kindness and enjoyed making connections for others. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home – Somerset Chapel 585 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON K1R 5K1, 613-235-6712 Tuesday, April 18 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Service in Memory of Ken will be held Wednesday, April 19 in the Chapel at 1 p.m. In memoriam donations to the Shepherds of Good Hope appreciated.
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