Passing and funeral information for retired Deputy Chief Ken Wilfred
Asphodel Norwood Fire and Rescue has lost a cherished retired member of the department Deputy Chief Ken Wilfred Thursday April 09 2015 in a Motor Vehicle Accident occurring within the Township of Asphodel Norwood.
His wife Christina was involved in the accident but will recover and is in Campbellford Memorial Hospital recuperating from her injuries.
ANFR personnel extricated Ken and Christina from the vehicle with Peterborough EMS. ANFR wishes to thank Peterborough EMS for their professionalism and assistance.
Peterborough OPP assisted with traffic control and accident investigation and their efforts are greatly appreciated by the municipality.  Interdepartmental cooperation from everyone involved made a tragic situation more tenable and the manageable for all involved.
Ken Wilfred dedicated 35 years of volunteer service to Asphodel Fire and Rescue before his retirement and his dedication has definitely defined what the department is today.
His loss is a great loss to all and the Department with the insistence of his family wishes to celebrate and give tribute to this remarkable individual
  • During Viewing an ANFR honour guard will stand with Ken at Hendren Funeral Home
  • 36 Queen Street Norwood Ontario during visitation hours. Hours are Wednesday April 15th 7-9, Thursday April 16th 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral procession to start at Hendren Funeral Home Friday 17th 1 pm and march to Asphodel Norwood Community Centre for funeral services 
  • Pall bearers some with the Department will carry him too rest
  • A procession of honour will carry Ken from the Hendren Funeral Home to the Asphodel Norwood Community Centre
1.       The procession will consist of  Asphodel Norwood Pump 1 leading
2.       The casket will be carried in a 1931 GMC Lafrance modified fire truck supplied by Jeff McNeice by request of the family
3.       Flag Colour Guards if available
           - Norwood Legion
                                   - Peterborough County Fire Department Colour Guard                                       
4.       Family of Ken Wilfred
5.       Asphodel Norwood Fire and Rescue Personnel
6.       Honour Parade and is open to any Fire from Peterborough and Northumberland County’s
7.       Apparatus ANFR Tank 2 
8.       Reception at the Asphodel Norwood Community Centre
9.       The internment will be a private family affair
Parade Muster will take place at 12:30 at the Hendren Funeral Home 36 Queen St. Norwood.
Parking will be at the Community Centre, 88 Alma St. Norwood. A 5 min walk to the Funeral Home.
We are asking that all chief officers planning on attending the funeral to please advise Chief Gord Jopling at or 705-292-7282 as we would like to reserve seating.

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