Family History Notebook

Kenneth Ernest Swindale

Son of Ernest John Swindale and Mabel Rose Burch, born on the 7th of November 1915 in the Lewisham district (5225)

Married Margarete Payer in 1948 in the Westminster district

Married Katherine O'Brien



Died on the 20th of November 2010 in Toronto, Canada

Person ID 05225


0    Text in red represents information obtained from the internet (family trees etc) which I have not yet confirmed.

1    In the 1937 Electoral Registers there is a Ernest Kenneth Swindale living at 77, Perry Vale, Lewisham


a)    1939 Register    Kenneth (born 7 Nov 1915) is living with his parents in Worthing, Sussex - a bank clerk.
        1953        Emigrated to Canada (see #c)

b)    The birth of Kenneth E Swindale, mother's maiden name Burch, was registered in the fourth quarter of 1915 in the Lewisham district (FreeBMD 1d 1996)

        The marriage of Kenneth E Swindale and Margarete Payer was registered in the first quarter of 1948 in the Westminster district (FreeBMD 5c 832)

c)    UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line] 

Name: Kenneth Swindale ; Gender: Male ; Age: 37
Name: Margarette Swindale ; Gender: Female ; Age : 31
Departure Date: 30 Oct 1953
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Destination Port: Quebec, Canada
Ship Name: Atlantic
Intended future permanent abode - Canada

d)    Canada voters lists
    1963    K.E. Swindale    York, Scarborough, Ontario
    1974    Kenneth Swindale    York, Scarborough, Ontario
    1995    K.E. Swindale    Toronto, Canada


SWINDALE, Kenneth Ernest - Peacefully at Streamway Villa on Saturday, November 20, 2010 in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Katherine (nee O'Brien). Loving step-father of Wilfred Grieve of Toronto, Douglas Grieve (Jackie) of Demorestville and Cathy Harrington (Jeff Dickinson) of Peterborough. Cherished step-grandfather of 10. Dear step-great grandfather of 14 as well as many step-great, great grandchildren. Predeceased by his sister Rene. Friends will be received at the MacCOUBREY FUNERAL HOME, 30 King St. E., Cobourg on Thursday, November 25, 2010 from 10:30 am until 11:15 am. A graveside service will be held immediately following at 11:30 am at St. Michael's Cemetery, Cobourg. Those wishing may make donations to the Kidney Foundation. Condolences received at

Published in the Toronto Star from Aug. 20 to Sept. 19, 2008 -

RAYMOND LEO O'BRIEN Passed away after a short illness on Monday, August 18th, 2008 at Scarborough General Hospital, in his 77th year. Born October 11, 1931 in Cobourg. Former employee of Outboard Marine and long standing General Motors Grandmaster Salesman. Loving father to daughters: Mary-Anne O'Brien (Raymond Leeder, predeceased), Sheila Lewis (Stephen), Lorrie O'Brien (Mark Mahler) and son Michael O'Brien (Katie). Ray was very proud of his grandchildren: Laura, Douglas, Jennifer, David, Jessica (predeceased), Kristofor, Paul, Matthew and Liam along with six wonderful great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Sid and Mary O'Brien (nee Behan). Caring brother to Kay Swindale (Ken), Pauline Hayes (Bill) and Josephine Baker. Remembered by the mother of his children, Margaret O'Brien (nee Graham) and extended family members. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 21st at 1 p.m. at the Giffen-Mack Funeral Home Scarborough Chapel', 4115 Lawrence Avenue East (just west of Kingston Road), followed by Funeral Service at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to The Canadian Diabetes Association, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Foundation For The Study Of Infant Deaths, or a charity of your choice. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.