Kenneth Lloyd Pollard


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Kenneth Pollard

Kenneth (Ken) Lloyd Pollard of Bothell, Washington died of natural causes on January 31, 2022 at 64 years of age. He was with all three of his children at the time of his passing.

Ken was a beloved son, devoted father, and grandfather. He is survived by his mother, Darlene; stepfather, Sonny; sister, Terri; his three children, John, Laura and Brittany; daughter-in-law, Carrie; grandsons, Ellis and Logan and many, many friends. Ken is preceded in death by his father Dick and brother Rick.

Born in Renton, Washington and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Ken worked a handful of jobs throughout his life, including as a deckhand on a freight ship on the Great Lakes and in the lumber department at the Home Depot. Though he spoke the most fondly of his career as an elevator mechanic at Western Elevator. Ken was mechanically minded, and he never missed an opportunity to talk about elevators.

Ken had a special zest for life. He was social and loved being with friends and family. He will be remembered by many for the funny stories and jokes he told–he never failed to make people laugh. Ken was a Harley Davidson enthusiast, coffee lover, and got a thrill out of finding a good deal at a garage sale. He also loved listening to the blues, playing backgammon and cribbage, shooting at the gun range, and going for long drives. He had a soft spot for animals and had many pets throughout his life. Although never a pilot, Ken also had a lifelong appreciation for aviation and airplanes.

Ken was generous with his time and never hesitated to lend a hand to loved ones and strangers alike. On many occasions he invited people down on their luck to stay at his family’s home. Additionally, Ken was sober for many years and consistently offered rides to those who needed to get to an AA meeting. His kind heart and optimistic spirit will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

His family plans to honor Ken by striving to live with the same vivacity and love he embodied. This summer we will hold a celebration of life ceremony to honor Ken’s life and memory. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your local AA chapter.

6 Responses to “Kenneth Lloyd Pollard”

  • Erik Philp says:

    You have my condolences. I knew Ken from the many coffees we had together in Kirkland. He was a wonderful person.

  • S. Max Mclaughlin says:

    I’m sorry to hear of Kens passing. Many afternoons we shared coffee, conversation and cribbage. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  • Bonnie Springer says:

    Ken and I were close friends for a number of years now. I will miss his quirky sense if humor, exploring places with him, shooting handguns, sharing discussions about Canada and hockey, our love of animals and many other things. Ours was a close friendship I treasure and will miss.

  • Steven Schulfer says:

    Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing, my condolences to his family he was a good friend

  • Asrat says:

    My sincere condolences to the whole Ken family during this difficult times. I am so sorry you are going through this.

    I know Ken as a family friend since I came to Canada three decades ago. Ken had always been full of life, also compassionate to those down on their luck, including myself.

    Ken will be missed by all who know him.

  • Alison Fordham says:

    I was very lucky to meet Ken when I was just 19 years old. He was spontaneous, fun and full of life. He had a soft heart for people that struggled with life, or had disabilities and was the first one to lend a hand, or give someone encouragement.
    Ken and I were married and had three beautiful children. He loved them dearly and we had many good years together. Although the marriage did not last, Ken was always an extremely special person to me. He helped me grow up and made me feel very special. He overcame alot of adversity in his life and yet still remained happy and optimistic.
    He was a big star on this earth and I am going to miss him.
    May he be surrounded by heavenly peace and feel extreme love.

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