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Kenneth Wayne Abell

June 3, 2022

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Kenneth Wayne Abell on June 3, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Ken died peacefully with his family by his side.  Most loving husband and friend to Nancy Lynn (Foster), a.k.a. “Buggs”; very proud father to Karen Marie Abell and the late Kenny William Abell. Loving step-father to Amber Lacey and Brian (Lauren) Lacey. Adored Papa to his 6 grandchildren. Ken was born February 20, 1947, in London, Ontario, he was raised on a dairy farm at Crossley Hunter. Predeceased by his parents, George Ross Abell and Willa Jean (Gilbert) Abell and sister, Frances McCracken. Ken joined the army at 16 and later became a constable for 32 years with the London Police Services Department. Ken was well known in the schools as a V.I.P. officer. He was on the Planning Committee for the Children’s Safety Village. After retirement he taught driver’s education for Jock Sheilds Driving School. He served 2 terms on the Consent and Capacity Board as a community member. Ken is well known for his sense of humour and will be missed by many; OFFCC classic car club, SPI winter group (including American friends), as well as his Pinelake pals. Ken has many deep bonds with his “brothers” from the Police Department. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life is planned for Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Cuff’s Police Association, 330 William Street, London. Donations to the Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

“You count your money, I’ll count my friends. We’ll see who is richer in the end.”

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~ Peter and Victoria Scrivens

Condolences to Nancy and family! Ken and I were part of the Children's Safety Village team that got it started. Great person to work with!

~ William Brock

Dear Nancy and family, We were very saddened to hesr of Ken's passing. He was truly dedicated to the welfare of children. To me, Ken was more than a colleague, he was a friend and I will always remember him. Roger and Sydney.

~ Roger and Sydney Gosling

Nancy your memories of this outrageous, audacious and fun loving guy will continue to fill your heart. He thrived on the attention of admirers, mentored many others through difficulty and anguish and was resplendent with his quick wit and unusual grasp of common sense and attitude. I was proud of his humanity and privileged for his friendship. Heaven just received their new "headliner". God Bless...and 10-7!

~ Gary Harding

Shocked with this news. Nothing we can say will ease your pain but we are forever sorry for losing someone so special. We hope the love of family and friends will bring you comfort through such tough times. We will miss that smile and all the craziness that goes with him. RIP our friend.

~ Gary and Lin Harding

Nancy (Buggs) and family. We would like to send our condolences to you and your family. Ken was the life of the party around our campfires at Pinelake. He always made us laugh with his his jokes and we will remember all the good memories we had with him. We will really be missed. Doug and Brenda Tiffin

~ Doug and Brenda Tiffin

"DO YOU KNOW CONSTABLE ABELL?????"...I think that was the most commonly asked question I encountered during my policing career with the LPS. Kenny had a way of bonding with everyone, rich or poor, young and old. His sense of humour and friendly disposition will be missed. Cheers Kenny!!!

~ Brent Anderson

Sincerest sympathy to Ken’s family. He was a great friend to me over the years and especially supportive to my daughter Kim during her school years. Ken was one of the first people I met when I moved to London in the 60s my husband at the time was on the London Police and they worked together for years. Rest In Peace my dear friend you have earned it, you will be greatly missed by many.

~ Ann Taggart

Please accept my sincerest condolences at the loss of Ken. He was a good copper with a great sense of humour, with a constant smile on his face. Although I have long been retried from LPS, I remember him fondly. ~ Lory Moro

~ Lory Moro

We send our best wishes & prayers to Ken's family . Ken was always a fun , smiling , happy person & I am glad to have served with him during many long years . Don

~ Don & Helen Schram

Dear Nancy, I know you will always remember Ken with a smile. We'll never forget the infamous trip we tried to take to Las Vegas. Love to you and your family xo

~ Debbie and Jim Spence

So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Sincere condolences to Nancy and his family. I worked with Ken for 30 yrs. and played a lot of baseball with him. His humour and sense of friendship will be missed by many people. Truly one of a kind. You will be missed Ken.

~ Joe Stock

Thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy and family, sorry for your loss, his chair will be empty at Cuffs!!/sincerely/Joan T.

~ Joan Turner

Worked with Ken for three decades. For me, he was the embodiment of 'The Fonze' from 'Happy Days', quick wit and a perpetual smile. Never an angry word and respect for all. He will always be etched on my mind. He was a good 'ole' boy.

~ Guy & Marianne DeBock

Ken was one of a kind. Always had me laughing with his quick wit, jokes and funny stories. He treated everyone fairly and could talk to anyone. One of the good guys. Condolences to the family. End of an era. RIP Brother!

~ Brad Carrothers

Known Kenny for a long time. He was one of the great ones RIP Thanks Kenny Frank Van De Peer

~ frank van de peer

Condolences to family. Ken will be missed, worked with him and shared many good moments. Truly one of the good guys.

~ Jack Churney

I will always be indebted to my friend Ken for the nickname “cement head” since I was 16. He was my best friend’s brother and I cared for him as if my own. They are together again.

~ Lois Lascelles

Ken made me laugh every time I spoke with him. From the time I was a Cadet till after my retirement. His quick wit never changed. I am going to miss him. My condolences to his family. RIP Brother.

~ Todd Smallman

Happy camping Ken. You will be missed greatly!

~ Dale and Dianne Whitelaw

Nancy I am so very sorry for your loss. Kenny and I grew up together as I lived next-door to his grandma’s. He was always such a character and always brought smiles to everyone’s face. My heart aches for you and your family.

~ Connie Cornwall

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of this . My heart goes out to you and your family. When I get over the hurtin’ I will remember all the fun times Ken and I had.

~ Dan Vickery

Goodbye old buddy. Gonna miss ya.

~ Mike & Chris Burgess

Services for Kenneth Wayne Abell

Celebration of Ken's Life will be held at:
Cuffs's Police Association
330 William Street,
London, Ontario

June 26, 2022 2:00 pm

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