Ken Seymour remembered by the industry

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KEMPTVILLE, Ont. — The Ontario trucking industry lost one of its long-time personalities last week with the passing of Ken Seymour after his lengthy battle with illness.

Founder and former-president of Kriska Transportation in Prescott, Ont., Ken began his career in the transport industry as the owner of a Navistar dealership called Ken Seymour Motors (now the Kemptville Truck Centre).

He started Kriska Transportation in 1978 with one truck and hired his son, Mark, as a driver in 1984 before they became partners in 1992. (Mark is now president of Kriska.)

According to Mark, “health problems drove Ken away from a game he loved to play.”

Truck News editor John Curran had the pleasure of meeting Ken several years back and has worked closely with the fleet he created on a number of occasions.

“Ken will be sadly missed,” says Curran. “All of us here send our thoughts and prayers out to his entire family — which includes the rather large one he built at Kriska — as they move through this difficult time.”

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