After a year of fighting late stage lung cancer, Pastor Ken Stravens finally rested peacefully, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Toronto, Canada surrounded by family and friends.
Ken was predeceased by his parents, the Gobines and the Stravens, and his children Stephanie and Stuart. Those left to cherish his precious memories include his dear wife Emily Liluka and his daughters, Natalie Nina and Eva Chiedza.
Celebrating Pastor Ken
Nairobi memorial service – Thursday August 2, 2018: Mamlaka Hill Chapel, City Campus Mamlaka Road at 2 pm.
Toronto visitation, funeral and burial
Visitation – Friday August 3, 2018: Glendale Memorial Home at 1810 Albion Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5T1 from 5 pm to 9 pm including fellowship from 7 pm to 8pm.
Funeral Service – Saturday August 4, 2018: Morningstar Christian Fellowship at 7601 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1B 2Y7 at 9.30am to 12.30 pm. Viewing is scheduled between 9:30 am and 10:30 am. The funeral service will be streamed live from the church at: http://www.morningstarfellowship.ca/morningstar-live/
Burial: Glenview Memorial Gardens located at 7541 Hwy 50, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A5. The funeral convoy will leave the church at 1 pm for the cemetery where Ken will be laid to rest.
Reception: Royal York Baptist Church, 1520 Royal York Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9P 3B5 from 4 pm to 6pm. Everyone is invited to share a meal and fellowship with the family.
Pastor Ken’s work
Ken served in several ministries including Life Ministry Kenya. He pastored in Uganda, India, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, and the Comoros, church planting and training leaders in outreach and discipleship. In Canada, he served with Power to Change on campus then went into church planting with Royal York Baptist Church. Most recently he pastored the Heaven-Sent Fellowship and helped with the student ministry at the University of Toronto in Mississauga.
Ken was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his siblings, Patricia & Allen Pompee (Mauritius), Kathy Stravens, Gracie & Vincent Pillay and David Gobine all of the Seychelles; and in Canada, Shiela & Dean Delpeche, Angela & John Labrosse, Kevin Gobine, and Terrence & Tracy Gobine; his in-laws in Kenya Dr. Grace Miheso, Stanley & Millie Miheso and Gilbert M’mudi, Henry & Penny Miheso in Rwanda and Cynthia & Norman Sharp in Bermuda; his parents-in-law Hezron and Jennifer Miheso in Kenya; his special cousin Warren Stravens in Seychelles among several cousins, many nieces and nephews such as Nigel Pompee in the UK and Ruth & Jonathan Linhares in Canada, and numerous other relatives and friends.
Well-wishers can contribute to the funeral expenses and support for the family through https://www.gofundme.com/ken039s-battle-with-lung-cancer
“For me to live is Christ; to die is gain” – Philippians 1:21