Bryenton, Kenneth Mark
Kenneth Mark Bryenton, 45, husband of Janet McKenna and father to Owen and Lucas, died on January 18, 2020 after succumbing to brain cancer.
In addition to his wife and children, Ken will be dearly missed by his parents, Mary (Stymiest) and Carman, brothers Graham (Kim) and Matthew (Kari), niece and nephews Hannah, Grant, Trevor, Aidan and Nathan, mother and father-in law, Sue and Greg McKenna, sister-in-law, Vicki McKenna (Mike Ries), brother-in-law, Thomas McKenna (Lorraine Pigeon), chosen brother, Jayson deVries (Heather) as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ken loved the outdoors, including kayaking, hiking, hunting and fishing. He especially treasured the fishing trips he took in recent years with his father and brothers and the first lobster feed of the season every year in Tabusintac, which also served as a birthday celebration for his mother and nephew.
Ken enjoyed playing various sports with Owen and Lucas and introducing them to the joys of kayaking and fishing. He took great pleasure in strolling the beach in Cavendish with Janet and the boys looking for treasures of beach glass and special shells. These strolls usually ended in an epic water fight started by a sneak attack from one of the boys. Ken also enjoyed music, gardening, brewing his own beer using hops he grew himself and supporting the local craft brew scene.
Ken grew up in Newcastle, moved to Fredericton to attend UNB and was a long-time employee of the Department of Environment and Local Government.
The family would like to thank all those involved in Ken’s medical care in the last year, especially staff of the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, the palliative care team and staff of Hospice House.
Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 2 pm - 4 pm and 7 pm - 9 pm. The Memorial Service will take place at the Nashwaaksis United Church on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2 pm with Rev. Nathan Wright officiating. Interment will take place in the Tabusintac Riverside Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Fredericton, the Stan Cassidy Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com.