Babcock, Kenneth

July 23, 1940 ~ December 24, 2022

BABCOCK, Kenneth Lloyd – Age 82, formerly of Brigden and Corunna, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2022 at Fiddick’s Nursing Home, Petrolia. Beloved husband of Grace Babcock (nee Gilliland) for 63 years. Loving father of Carol Willsie of Forest, Connie (Mike) Jaques of Texas and Doug (Luann) Babcock of Brigden. Cherished grandfather of Heather (Brent) Ropp, Penny (Tim) Halliday, James (Leah) Willsie, Greg (Christine) Babcock, Scott (Julie) Babcock, Samantha (Jake) Duffy. Great-grandfather of Ken, Dominik, Gracie, Jacob, Hailey, Rebecca, Ellie, Rae and Jak. Dear brother of the late Walter (late Helen) Babcock, late Ron (late Phyllis) Babcock, Maryrose (Bruce) Annett, Ilene (Ross) Annett. Predeceased by his parents Eva and Harold Babcock. Ken spent his early years working for local farmers but most of his career with Moore and St. Clair Township. He was a volunteer firefighter in Brigden for over 25 years. He was also a member of the Brigden Optimist Club for many years and on the committees that brought many improvements to the Brigden Park, including lights for the baseball diamond, the pavilion and the tennis courts. Special thanks to the staff at Fiddick’s Nursing Home for their care and compassion over the years.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS on Wednesday December 28, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Funeral service held on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.

The funeral service will be streamed live on Zoom on Thursday at 11:00am by clicking the link:

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice ( or Ronald McDonald House (


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  1. Dear Babcock family- deepest sympathy!
    Ken was a great community supporter for many years!
    Please accept our condolences on your loss!
    Connie and Mike Courtney

  2. Grace, Carol, Connie, Doug and families, I send my sincere condolences. Ken always seemed to be either smiling or laughing whenever I crossed his path. He was generous with his time, helping out with community projects which I personally benefited from and appreciated along with many others. Wishing your wonderful memories assuage the grief of your loss.

  3. Dear Grace and family. We are so sorry to hear of Kens death. Sending our deepest sympathies your way at this sad time . Gail &Ted

  4. Grace, Doug, Carol, Connie an families sorry to here of Kens passing. Our sincere condolences to all. Cherish the memories.
    Calvin & Liz

  5. Carol: My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad. My thoughts are with you, particularly as you work your way through what has to be a difficult time dealing with your loss. All the best to you!

  6. To the ENTIRE family tree of the Babcock family. We send our PRAYERS and God watch over all in times of losses when pain is strong within. May your MEMORIES be what makes 2023 a year in reflection that keeps you together.

  7. Sincere sympathy to Grace and Family on the passing of Ken. He always had that great smile & a friendly Hello.
    Marie Sheppard

  8. Grace and family, our sincere sympathy on the passing of Ken.He will be missed by many.May the fond memories give you strength at the very sad time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jack and Catharine McKenna

  9. To the Babcock family so sorry for your loss. My condolences to your family. I have lots of good memories when Les and Ken worked together. Thinking of you all Jackie q

  10. We are sorry to learn of Ken’s passing. May the Lord’s comfort be with all his family. Ray Babcock (son of Ken’s cousin, Lyle.)

  11. Grace, Carol, Connie and Doug and family. We were sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Thinking of you all and praying for God’s comfort during this difficult time. Love Mark and Debbie Burr

  12. Sending sincere condolences to all you. Ken was a great neighbour to the Newman family for many years. He will be missed.

  13. Grace & Family,

    So very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Always enjoyed our conversations when you both were getting your hair cut.
    Rest in Paradise Dear Sir.

    Paula Hoskin – Hairdresser/Barber at Fiddick’s

  14. We remember Ken always smiling and helping others. I’m sure he will be greatly missed. We send our sincere condolences. Jeannie and Ken Laprise

  15. Dear Grace, Carol, Connie, Doug & Families,
    I am so sorry for your loss. As a child, I will always remember playing at the Babcock home on Main St. in Brigden and hearing Ken’s chuckle. He was such a kind person and always had a twinkle in his eye. He accomplished a lot in Brigden and he will be missed. May the entire family be comforted by the fond memories of Ken at this difficult time. I am out of town at this time. Otherwise, I would love to be able to attend this service and share memories of your husband/dad in person.
    Love, Cindy Kramer (Fader)

  16. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Grace Carol Connie Doug and the entire Babbcock family
    Dave and Mary Steadman

  17. To the Babcock Family…. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. Sending our heartfilled condolences. Lots of memories to cherish… Ken will be missed

  18. Grace and Babcock families, So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Brian and I were fortunate to have worked with Ken on several community projects, involving the ballpark in particular. He worked for the betterment of the community, and always considered improvements which would benefit all members of our town. His service will be remembered!

  19. To the Babcock family I am sorry for your loss Ken was my Dads best man when he got marry and a true friend. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

  20. Aunt Grace, Carol, Connie, Doug and families , please accept our heartfelt condolences to you during this difficult time. He will definitely be missed by all who knew him.

  21. Aunt Grace, Carol, Connie, Doug and families , please accept our heartfelt condolences to you during this difficult time. He will definitely be missed by all who knew him.
    Jerry and Karen and family

  22. Very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Deepest sympathy to Grace, Carol, Connie, Doug and their families.

  23. So very sorry for your loss Grace, Carol and the rest of the family! Praying for comfort and strength for you all as you walk through your grief <3

  24. Our deepest condolences to all of Ken’s family. Remember to share your memories and he will always remain in your hearts

  25. Grace and family..
    I want to send my sincere condolences on the passing of Ken.. I remember so many conversations about farming and people we both knew…

  26. Grace, Carol, Connie, Doug and families, please accept my deepest sympathies at this most difficult time. HUGS

  27. The passing of Ken is a sad time for the family and friends but all have have memories they will cherish. My condolences.

  28. Grace, Carol, Connie, Doug and family.
    So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Do know you are in our thoughts and prayers. This always seems like such a hard time for a death, but as I know it happens many times at Christmas. It seems like ages since we (Allan and Lynnda Burr) saw you folks. Ken your husband, father and grandfather was such a nice man and I am sure you will miss him and it will have changed your Christmas. We are sorry that we cannot make it to Brigden for any of this time. However, our love to you all.
    Allan and Lynnda Burr

  29. My sympathy extended to the Babcock family on the passing of Ken. Ken was a great community minded man who did a lot for Brigden.- his home town. He will be missed.

  30. Grace and family. My condolences to all the Babcock family.Remember all the good times and he will be missed.Hugs to you all.

  31. Grace and family sorry to here of the pasding of ken our thoughts are with you from donna oliver linda jason april and family