Flash Back Fridays

KATE AND KEN BLOOMFIELD 1974

Ken and Kate Bloomfield, with their son Rick

Ken and Kate Bloomfield, with their son Rick

Ken was an amazing carver; he taught carving and sculpture on several occasions at the Lodge. He died eight or nine years ago but for all of his life continued to uncover the figures in the wood that he insisted had been there all along. Ken has left a legacy of several carvings around the lodge and also the big dogwood sign that you see as you approach our property from Campbell River. He and his wife Kate met at art school. They emigrated from Ireland in 1957 when they were both quite young. Kate was a talented artist and activist. She lives with her son in Kiwanis Housing in Courtenay. In her eighties, she is trying to get support for an artist’s school in the community near where she lives in the Comox Valley.