Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happy 90th Birthday Celebrations

Ken & Alma celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary
together with their family - August 1997.
This information relates to the main Lincolnshire tree - descendants of Johannis [John] and Elizabeth Pask née Archer, who lived in Lincolnshire.

Very special wishes to Ken Pask who this weekend will be celebrating his 90th birthday with his family. Ken is Stuart's cousin. He was born in Alfreton, Derbyshire, England, the son of Arthur Edward & Rachel Pask née Sanders.

He joined the RAF in December 1940, was awarded his pilot wings in January 1942, and was posted to Kilbride for test pilot training. In August 1943 he was posted to India, joined 155 (F) Squadron in Burma, South East Asia Command. In May 1945 he moved to 226 Group, Delhi, and on to Risalpur and Karachi on test pilot duties until returning to Britain in June 1946. After the war, Ken returned to university and graduated in 1947. He joined Pfizer Canada Inc. and retired in 1987 as Regional Manager, Western Canada.

Kenneth married Alma Yvonne Laughton, daughter of Francis Thomas Abraham & Amelia Laughton née Langford, on 23 August 1947 at Christ Church, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Sadly his wife, Alma, died on 29 June 2009, at the age of 85, after 62 years of marriage.

In 1949 the family immigrated to Canada. Ken has four children, eight grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

Alma & Ken preparing to fly away on their honeymoon
23 August 1947