Ken Lahoda passed away at his home in Barbados on January 6, 2015 at 60 years of age after a lengthy illness. Ken was predeceased by his father Frank Lahoda and his brothers George and James Lahoda.
He is survived by Naomi and their sons Chris (Erica) of Baker Creek, Matthew (Alicia) of Quesnel and daughter Melanie (Marc) of Prince George and 6 grandchildren Alia, Samantha, Liam, Lily,Tiberius and Hadley. He is also survived by his mother Hazel Lahoda (Vern), sister Darlene Jasman (Morley), brothers Jack (Carol) and Gordon (Lynn), sisters-in-law Bev and Kay, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ken was born on April 6, 1954 in Meadow Lake Saskatchewan and lived in Fort St. John and Kamloops in his younger years. The family moved to Sicamous in his late teens where they started a family business, the Tempo Truck Terminal and the Welcome Inn restaurant. Ken worked along with numerous family members in this business until it sold. Ken started the software company Digital Rez in 1993 in Sicamous. The company expanded to include offices in Barbados and Australia.
A memorial was held on January 19th in Barbados. There are plans to have a celebration of life on April 6th in Sicamous with details to follow at a later date.