1964 – 2016
Mr. Kenneth “Kenny” Brian Mantei of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the age of 52 years. With his passing, we lost one of the most gentle of souls. Ken was born to Al and Martha Mantei on July 5, 1964. While outwardly quiet, Ken was a determined man who exuded kindness and found great joy in tending to those around him. Ken spent many of his years living and enjoying life in the community of Red Deer. A Red Deer College graduate from the School of Business, he worked and excelled in the field of customer service. The second half of Ken’s career was spent in the Hospitality Industry. This enabled him to use his natural abilities in serving, management and organization. A large part of Ken’s focus was his family. He spent his time connecting and helping in any way he could. There was not a day he wasn’t out shopping or buying gifts for those he loved. He was always looking out for the people and pets in his life. Ken will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Martha; brother, Ron; and three sisters, Sharon (Stan) Dennis, Karen (Brad) Oliver and Sandra (Pride) Davis. He will also be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, Cara (Samuel) Howlett, Michael (Faith) Dennis, Jonathan (Alexandra) Dennis, Cassidy Mantei, Jesse Davis, Nyah Oliver, and Jordan Davis; great-nephew, Oliver Howlett; his treasured cat, Razor; and his many dear friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by his father, Al.
“Never forget or neglect anyone because who knows what is coming tomorrow. You will know their value when you can’t meet them once again in this lifetime.”
~ Saint Mother Teresa
A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held at Unity Baptist Church, 139 Northey Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. A Private Family Interment will take place. If desired, Memorial Donations in Ken’s honour may be made directly to The Mustard Seed, Red Deer Branch at www.theseed.ca. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the First Responders and the Medical Team at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre who provided medical support to Ken when he most needed it. Condolences may be sent or viewed at
Arrangements in care of
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive),
Red Deer. 403.340.4040.