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Biography of Ken Riley - Ordinary Signalman - (b. December 9, 1925 d. November 18, 2016)

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March 1945 Photo Nene Lives Book Photo
Extracted from the photo of the Crew of the Nene on deck taken March 1945
Photo from the book "NENE LIVES The Story of H.M.C.S. Nene & her Crew" - 1993

Kenneth P Riley - Ordinary Signalman
Kenneth P. Riley was born in Montreal on December 9, 1925, and died in Ottawa on November 18, 2016. He attended the High School of Montreal and worked briefly before joining the navy in October 1943. He is married to Dorothy Campbell (d. 20 Oct. 2013) and they have four children, David, Robert married to Jayne Laprade, Deborah married to Alexander (Sandy) Stiles and Peter and four grandchildren David and Matthew Stiles and Sarah and Christina Riley. Kenneth was discharged from the navy in October, 1945. He attended Sir George Williams College and obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree and pursued further studies in economics. He is a member the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Corporate Administrators and served as Chairman of the local Chapter and as a member of the national Board. Ken worked for Canadian Westinghouse Company while residing in Montreal and then worked for the federal department of Agriculture as the Chief of Financial Planning, then Supply and Services Canada as a Sector Comptroller and the Canadian International Development Agency in Ottawa. In 1960, the family moved from Montreal to Ottawa. Ken retired from the federal public service in March 1988. Following retirement Ken took on the volunteer job of Secretary Treasurer of the Friends of the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa for a period of three years. He does some consulting work and some family genealogy research.

Update - January 2010 - Ken found a photo taken during the War. Here he is in his greatcoat.

Update - November 2016 - Ken's Obituary in the Ottawa Citizen:

Ken Riley in his greatcoat


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