Kenton John Ingram or “Rufus” as he was known by family was born in Loon Lake, SK on June 12, 1989. When his parents brought him home, they realized that they wanted their children to be raised on the farm. Soon after, the family moved to a small farm near Barthel, SK just half a mile from Grandpa and Grandma Schreiner. It was there that he developed many of the passions that he would carry through his life. Hunting, trapping, fishing and farming were daily fare on the Ingram farm. He bagged his first mount-worthy elk at the age of 14 and there wasn’t a critter in the bush who didn’t live in mortal fear for the next 18 years. As a student at Ernie Studer School, Kenton had many friends and was known as the guy you could convince to do anything, who terrorized the girls, and drove a purple 75’ Dodge Dart with… zeal. He spent his teenage years quadding, fishing, riding his horse, and farming. Every summer Kenton would have everyone out for a wild quad rally to celebrate his birthday. For many of us, these outings made campfire talk for the rest of the year. Everyone would make it out of the bush – either on the front end or the back end of a tow rope.
After school Kenton moved to Alberta to pursue a career as a ranch hand, then as heavy duty mechanic, and finally as a welder. He was known on site as the guy who did great work and did it quick without complaining. He was known at home as the guy who couldn’t pass up a deal on cheap steel. He wanted to have any piece he needed for any project at any time.
Kenton’s daughter Eloice was born in 2015 and she became his guiding light. He worked hard to be the best Dad he could be for her and he was never happier than when he was playing with her on the trampoline. That was the best place to catch his famous grin and hear his goofy laugh.
Kenton was that person in your life who would go way out of his way to help you out with ANYTHING you asked him to do. We will all miss knowing that if you needed him, he would be there.
Kenton is pre-deceased by: his grandfathers, John Schreiner and Don Ingram; his cousin Jordan Ingram; and his great-grandparents John and Annie Merz.
Kenton is survived by: his daughter, Eloice Sidebottom; his parents, Norman and Marlene Ingram; his siblings Cory and Alison Ingram (Cole Tenetuik); his grandmothers, Theresa Schreiner and Helene Ingram; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The service for Kenton Ingram will be livestreamed and posted on the Marshalls Funeral Home website under the obituary at the time of the service.
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