Passed away peacefully at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, Hamilton, ON., February 28, 2021 at the age of 82. Born Kenneth James Alkerton at Casa Maria (St. Josephs Hospital), Hamilton, Ken left behind his family and many close friends and he will be lovingly missed by all who knew him well. Predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Catharine Alkerton, Ken will be remembered by his family, Karolin Alkerton (daughter), Doug Scheer (son), Pat and family; brothers, Arthur (Art) and partner Jack, Michael (Mike) Alkerton and Joan, and youngest sister Brenda MacLeod and Barrie; predeceased by sister Christine Mormul (Ron); grandsons, Kieran (Hannah) and Tristan Alkerton; nieces Michele (Mimi) Karen, Barbara, Lisa; nephews Steven (predeceased), David; first wife Charlotte and Ken’s partner Recia (predeceased); life long friend and RCAF veteran Peter Holroyd and Angie. Ken lead a storied life full of his love for jazz music and knowledge of it, travel and bad jokes. He was a marching band member during his time in the RCAF and is a veteran of 2 Fighter Wing Grostenquin, France. Ken found his calling after retirement as a Chemical Technologist and Quality Control Manager, where his passion for Craft Beer lead him to continue working in a brewery lab and lots of taste-testing! He will be deeply missed by his many friends, colleagues and associates in Cambridge and will have left a special place in many hearts.Thank you to all the fabulously kind healthcare providers, nurses, administrators and volunteers at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice in memory of Kenneth Alkerton are greatly appreciated.