In memory of

Kenneth John Querengesser

February 14, 1922 -  February 28, 2017

Passed away peacefully at the age of 95 surrounded by his children. He was born in Toronto on Valentine’s Day in 1922. He grew up during the Depression which shaped his outlook on life. A Veteran of WWII (RCAF), he apprenticed as a watchmaker, and then received his teaching degree from The University of Toronto’s Teacher’s College. He went on to teach in the Toronto Public Schools for 25 years. He raised four children with his wife Margaret Harding, who died after a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s. Ken cared for her at home until she died in 2003. An avid athlete, he swam, played baseball, water-skied and curled into his late 80s. He was a man ahead of his time; a recycler and composter and anti-smoking advocate before it was popular. Ken had a great sense of humour and quick wit, was the epitome of practical and frugal, and could fix just about anything. He will be deeply missed by his four children and their spouses David (Nancy), Jim (Ingrid), Jane (Alex), Anne (Bill), thirteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Pine Hill Cemetery at 625 Birchmount Road, Toronto on March 15th at 2:00 (visitation at 1:00). In lieu of flowers please send donations to Providence Villa or The Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation.


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Maureen Naylor, daugther of John and Irene Hinz (Cousin- My grandmother Louisa Hinz was Ken's father's sister)

Entered March 13, 2017 from 411-40 Museum Dr., Orillia. ON L3V 7T9-

I saw the notice in the G&M and was saddened that I couldn't be with you at the visitation and funeral to give you my condolences. in person and to meet you.
Ken and Margaret knew my parents well It was always a pleasure at Querengesser occasions when we would meet up. I remember them well.
Ken and I were at Toronto Teachers College the same year. He certainly would have been a great teacher and leader I went on to teach in Kitchener then went on to raise a family of 4 which lead me to be a willing volunteer.

David Toyne (Nephew)

Entered March 13, 2017 from Woodbridge

Extraordinarily fond memories of visiting Ken and Marg and family at their home. Learned to swim in their backyard and thought Uncle Ken was so cool teaching metal working and such at high school. Produced 4 fabulous children and raised them right!! Definitely ahead of his time in so many dimensions. Love the photo and the Snowbird hat! Says it all . See you Wednesday. lots of love, David.

Helen Driediger (Friend)

Entered March 14, 2017 from Bancroft

We were so sorry to hear about Ken's death. We have so many lovely memories of Ken (and Marg) from over 30 years of being fellow cottagers, Ken was a role model for us - always willing to help. He will always be part of the "landscape" of the lake for us. We are thinking of you. Hugs, Helen and George Driediger and family

Ronald Brown (Curler, Slo-pitch player)

Entered March 15, 2017 from East York

Always a fine gentleman


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