Kenneth George Allan Lylack

was born on June 21, 1941, in Port Alberni, BC to Cecile and William Lylack. Ken was predeceased by both his parents, his sisters Diane and Yvette, brothers Robert and Ted. Ken was survived by his children Lisa (Kenton), Michelle, Simone (Benny), and Craig; 7 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. In 1972, Ken graduated from UBC with a degree in Business Management. Ken, who was affectionately referred to as Kenny, had a long and successful career with the Port Moody Police Department proudly donning Badge #6, starting October 30, 1972, as a Constable, and retiring as a Corporal with the Major Crime Section on August 1, 1997. In 1973, Ken single-handedly established the Port Moody Police Department’s first Identification Squad and continued for 15 years. Ken was recognized for his outstanding dedication, integrity, and cooperation for being an expert in the field. Ken was the first professional photographer and film developer for Port Moody Police. Ken was the recipient of the Governor General of Canada Police Exemplary Service Medal. In Ken’s 25 year policing career, he deeply impacted and enriched so many lives. Ken was also the founding member of the Family Council for Holyrood House, and sat on the Board. In his spare time, Ken would volunteer his services to many organizations. Most recently, he acted as a Diabetic Coach in partnership with the University of Victoria. Ken will be fondly remembered and adored for his great sense of humor, dedication to all things policing, and deep loyalty to his friends. A memorial service will be held at Garden Hill Funeral Home, located at 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge, on January 26, 2017, at 11:00 AM.

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  1. Christine Wozney :

    I knew Ken for many years while working as a Police Officer in Burnaby and Coquitlam.
    On many occasions, Ken was working Uniform while I was working “the Hill” in Uniform
    in Coquitlam. Many times Ken would appear as “backup” for me although we worked
    for different, neighbouring Police Forces. I sincerely loved Ken. We often had coffee together
    and several times met on joint days off just to talk. Ken was like a “Papa Bear”. Gentle, kind
    and oh so smart! To this day, I think of him when I drive through Port Moody. Rest in Peace
    my friend. Christine Wozney – Retired S/Sgt RCMP

  2. Sandy Richardson :

    The staff at the Pitt Meadows Library will fondly remember Ken for his sense of humor and extreme kindness along with his wonderful sarcastic wit. He treated all of us as if we were family, treating the entire staff for gifts of salmon and halibut when he had a successful fishing trip.
    We are also the proud owners of his wonderful Bear/Christmas tree and will think of him every time we put it up.
    we will miss him… customer and friend- Sandy Richardson

  3. Doug & Debbie Bradley :

    So sad sending our condolences to Ken’s family. ..Doug enjoyed their fishing trips every year

  4. I will miss Ken’s regular visits to the Pitt Meadows Library! In the 8 years I’ve worked there, he was always fun, kind, generous, always upbeat, pleasant, and polite. I will think of him often, and definitely every December when we bring out the wonderful bear-hugging-a-tree that Ken donated to the library. Most of all I’ll miss his smile! My sincere condolences to the family.

  5. We knew and worked with Ken from day one during his many years with The Port Moody Police Department. Ken introduced me to ‘dark room’ tecniques and Maggie worked with Ken on special assingment. We are saddened by your loss.
    Maggie Thomasen – Retired RCMP task force member
    Jim Thomasen – Retired Port Moody Police Deputy Chief

  6. Eileen Diersch :

    Deepest condolences to Simone, Michelle and Craig on the loss of your father.
    Eileen and Tom

  7. Dan & Ruth Dorling :

    May we offer our deepest condolences to you and all of your family. Kenny was my first real friend in B.C., when I was first transferred out here to Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam RCMP Detachment in December 1972, in my “younger” R.C.M.P. days, before he convinced me to join P.M.P.D. in 1980. We more or less started our careers together. He always made me feel like part of the family with his many invites to the house in Glenayre, and the many subsequent homes since then. He will always be remembered in my heart.

  8. Ray & Armande :

    I will miss my cousin so much. We kept in touch through the internet, sending each other emails. We more or less met at his mom’s home (my aunt) in Mission almost every week end. I had not known him before as I was from Winnipeg. When we first met Ken, he was like a magnet for us. He and my husband were the same age and they had a lot in common. They both thought the same. We had many laughs with him. When I had to delete his name off my mailing list, I think it ripped part of my heart out. I will never ever forget him.

  9. Chris Ricard :

    My deepest condolences to all of the family. I only met him a couple of times when I was younger but do remember him fonldly

  10. Richard Trippel :

    My apologies to all since I just stumbled upon this listing by accident and instantly recognized the name.
    About 40 years ago I did a relatively short stint as an auxiliary constable in Port Moody.
    Ken Lylak was such a decent man to me. He was always curious about things and willing to share.
    All this time later I remember his name, but mostly how he made me feel.
    We were not friends or buddies or pals like all of you. I had been to his home once on days off so he could show me his new cruise control he had put on his car. (Yes…I am dating myself)
    My time with Mr. Lylak was minimal compared to others here. I was about 20 years old and now I am 62. And I remember how he made me feel good about things in general and myself in particular, and simply what a nice
    guy he was.
    I am sorry for your loss of friend and father.
    I hope that these words will help. Just an inarticulate speech from the heart.
    Kindest regards,
    Richard Trippel

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