George “Kenny” Kenneth Layton, 78 of Coldbrook, passed away peacefully, after a long-fought battle with cancer and most recently a stroke, on November 25, 2021 in the Valley Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Chisholm) Layton.
Ken started working at McDermaid Insurance in 1967, and purchased the business with partners. He eventually became the sole owner before retiring to the Kentville area where he enjoyed spending his time riding his motorcycle, playing cards, and woodworking. He also enjoyed spending quality time with his family, many friends, and his dogs. Ken had a passion for sports including hockey and baseball.
Ken will be remembered for his smile, big heart, and the way he lit up a room.
He is survived by his sister, Helen (Howie) White; his children, Kim (Kevin Clark), Scott (Sheryle), Nadeen (Jason), Breanne (Andrew), and Steven (Destiney); grandchildren, Amanda, Justin, Dakota, Brett, Taylor, Bryce, Devin, Phil, Sophie, Amelia, Ace, and Cruz; great grandson Louis; and niece Marguerite Brown, nephews, Dominique White, Ken Keeping and Joe Keeping.
In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by his sister Peggy Keeping.
A special thank you to the staff at the Valley Regional Hospital for their amazing care and support, and much appreciation to Dr. Broaders, Dr. Mulherin, Dr. Ravi, Dr. Livingstone, and Dr. MacMillan.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be a celebration of life at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).