Kenneth SANDS

Obituary of Kenneth Hawkins SANDS

March 9, 1938 – Calgary, Alberta

July 8, 2021 - Calgary, Alberta


Ken Sands, beloved husband of Pearl Sands (nee Ballak), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the age of 83 years.


Ken was born in Calgary, AB, on March 9, 1938. He graduated from Western Canada High School and, while working evenings and raising a young family with Mom, obtained a degree as a Chartered Professional Accountant. Ken accomplished much through his life including raising three children of whom he was very proud, becoming a leader in the automobile industry in Calgary and creating many lasting and meaningful friendships. Ken had a passion for the Calgary Stampeders, listening to music, bird watching and staying on top of local and international news. Ken enjoyed travelling the world with Mom including trips to Costa Rica, Portugal, England and eastern Canada and the US. Ken will be remembered most for his quick wit, kindness, compassion and strong and lasting friendships.


Besides his loving wife Pearl, Ken is survived by his daughter Debbie Sands, two sons, Daryl Sands, and Alan Sands (Cathy Kesler); five grandchildren, Hanna Sands, Connor Sands, Hayley Wall, Heather Wall, and Mary Sands. Ken is also survived by his two sisters, Margaret Munkasci, and June Peddie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Emily and Gordon Sands.


Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Kenneth’s obituary at


Funeral Service

10:00 am
Friday, July 16, 2021
McInnis & Holloway, Park Memorial
5008 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 243-8200


To follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home
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