In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
FRANKLIN, Kenneth Verner (Benji) - It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce that retired CPO1 Kenneth Franklin passed away in Halifax on November 1, 2021 at the age of 71. His death marks the end of a life of illustrious service to Canada and devoted love to his family.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 28 January, 1950 to the late Maudie and Gordon Franklin, Kenneth was one of two children.
Kenneth joined the Royal Canadian Navy on the 21st, June 1967 at the age of 17 and proudly served for 40 years as an electrical technician on HMCS PRESERVER, HURON, ATHABASKAN and FREDERICTON, and also worked several land assignments in both Halifax and Ottawa.
In 2007 Kenneth retired and spent his time traveling with his wife, walking, gaming and doting on his much loved grand-children.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara, his son Gordon (Brandy), his sister Karen, his grand-children Calla, Mallory and his niece Monika (Xander). He will be sorely missed at the grand-children's birthday parties and at annual Thanksgivings in Ottawa.
Cremation has taken place and arrangements are being made for a future burial at sea with the Command Chaplain.
Donations in memory of Kenneth may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Funeral Services are under the care and direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, NS.
Ships served in:
HMCS PRESERVER - Commissioning crew
HMCS FREDERICTON - Served in FREDERICTON as Cox'n