In Celebration of

Kenneth Ivan Dwhytie

March 21, 1923 -  February 18, 2023

With sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Ken just short of his 100th birthday on February 18, 2023. Ken will be reunited with his true love Jean who predeceased him in March of 2000. He is also predeceased by his brother Bill and sisters Betty and Joan.

Ken is survived by his 4 children Jeffrey (Cherie), Mike (Jeannie), Chris (Nancy) and his daughter Joanne. Ken is the loving grandfather and mentor to 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Ken served in the RCAF during WWII as an air force trainer. After which he held a number of senior positions over the years with a number of trailer manufacturers Freuhauf, International, Hawker Siddley - Can Car, Hi-Way Trailers, Thorncrest Ford, and Roadmaster. Then in 1982 at the age 55 he founded K.I.D.Truck and Trailer Sales in Oakville with his wife Jean and two sons Mike and Chris at his side.

Ken was well known throughout the Canadian Truck and Trailer industry and was a longtime member of the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA). He was a former member of Kiwanis and gave several years of his time to managing a very successful midget AA GTA and Ontario minor hockey team.

He worked daily until he was well into his 90's selling various trailers all across Canada and guiding his business K.I.D. which is now run by Mike and Chris.

Ken will be remembered as a special husband, dad, grandfather and friend to all who knew him and was loved and respected.

A celebration of life will be held March 18, 2023 at Parkland on Eglinton West (4650 Eglinton Ave. West from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Salvation Army, or YWCA Camp Tapawingo to help send kids to summer camp.


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Kathy Gordon (Family friends)

Entered February 24, 2023 from Etobicoke

Joe and I have wonderful memories of Ken and visiting him at the family home on Farningham. Ken had the warmest smile . Offering to pour us a drink to enjoy on his back patio. Joe and Chris have been friends over 60 years. We are offering sincere condolences to the whole family and will always remember Ken fondly.
Kathy and Joe Gordon

Ginny and Brian O’Sullivan (Friend)

Entered February 24, 2023 from Toronto

We send our heartiest condolences on the death of your father, father in law and grandfather. What a wonderful life he lived! May your precious memories of good times with him sustain you at this difficult time.

Bob & Patti Mathers (Family friend)

Entered February 25, 2023

Sincere condolences to the Dwhytie Family on the loss of their Patriarch.
Very fond memories of their great friendship with Helen & Bill.
Bob & Patti Mathers

Jo-Ann Zoon (Family Friend)

Entered February 26, 2023 from Thornbury, Ontario

To Jeff, Cherie and the rest of the Dwhytie family: I am so very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. May your wonderful memories of Ken’s long and full life help you through your deep loss.
Thinking of you with love

Michelle Leschak (Niece)

Entered March 16, 2023 from Miller lake ontario

It is with a very sad heart to hear of Uncle Ken’s passing. Uncle Ken was such a gentle, kind, loving man. I dearly respected him. The last of the dear six friends. I pray you will be with all six again
Last time I visited Uncle Ken, at his retirement home, he said to me “. Michelle I just don’t know why l lived so long” you almost made 100!!
We talked about so many family memories and incidences in his youth and joining the RCAF with my Dad and Uncle Jim. Uncle Ken was a true family man , loved and cared for us all deeply. “ The Rock of the family”.
My condolences to all of the Dwytie family I am so sorry I can’t be with you on the 18th. I Will celebrate Uncle Ken’s life in Texas
Lots of Love and Hugs. Michelle Leschak❤️🙏


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