At home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Kenneth Robert Buckingham passed away at the age of 56. Beloved husband and best friend of Karen . Loving father of Devin (Jennifer) Stephenson, Kristie-Lyn Buckingham (Rich McQuarrie), Kyla (Christopher) Pevec, Renée (Claire) Senior, and Michelle (Chris) McLaughlin. Cherished Papa of Emily, Alexis, Hailey, Blake, Nolan, Landon, Carson, Brendan, Allie and Rae. Dear son of Bob (Betty) Buckingham and son-in-law of Nellie Douglas. Loved brother of Deborah (Terry) Dewan and Linda Buckingham, and brother-in-law of Deb and Dan Bestard. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother Lily Buckingham, sisters Karen Buckingham and Barbara Short, infant brother Leonard Buckingham, and father-in-law Gerald Douglas.
Ken had a big heart filled with love for his family. He was a proud and dedicated husband, father, and Papa. He was a proud and dedicated member of Local 663. Ken enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports, music, and was a loyal Habs fan. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Legion Poppy Fund, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). smithfuneralhome.ca