NOVA SCOTIA, Canada — Kenneth Louden Crowell, of Argyle Head, Nova Scotia, Canada, died Saturday, May 28, 2011.
Kenneth was born Sept. 4, 1921 in Argyle Head, Nova Scotia. During the Great Depression he left home at a young age to find work on Cape Cod. After the outbreak of World War II he volunteered for the United States Marine Corp. He served in combat in the Pacific Theater, first as an infantryman and later as a gunner in a dive bomber. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant. During the war he married Ellen Mary (Lyons) of Beverly, where they settled after the war.
Upon leaving the Marines he was employed at Connolly Brothers Construction, where he worked his way from being a laborer to a construction superintendent. He remained with Connolly for 39 years until his retirement in 1984, whereupon he returned to his childhood home in Nova Scotia. He was an avid outdoorsman, including hunting, fishing, canoeing and golfing.
As well as being a loving family man, he is remembered for his unique storytelling abilities based on a life full of rich experiences. He was predeceased by his wife, Ellen and his son, Kenneth James. He is survived by five children, including Joan Benedetti of Escondido, Calif., Gail Tower of Plainville, Gregory of Wakefield, N.H., and David and John, both of Beverly. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: He will be buried in Argyle Head overlooking the Argyle River which played a substantial role throughout his life. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Nakile Home for Special Care, RR1 Glenwood County, Nova Scotia, Canada B0W 1W0, where he was well cared for during the last few years of his life.