Kenneth Campbell Sobiski, BArch’72
Ken passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Hospital in Newmarket, ON, on September 13, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Janine (née Farmery); son David (Whitney); granddaughter Leighann; and brothers Bruce (Nathalie) Campbell and Tom (Jan) Campbell. He is predeceased by brother Wayne Sobiski and his son, Edward (Ted) James.
Ken was born in Kingston, ON, on December 25, 1935, the son of Kenneth W. Campbell and Thelma Mary Todd and adoptive father Lawrence Sobiski. His primary education was in Scarborough, ON, at RH King Collegiate. He graduated in 1960 from Ryerson Institute of Technology in Architectural Technology. He worked as an architectural draftsman in Bethesda Maryland until he went to UBC. He graduated in 1972, receiving the Alpha Rho Chi medal for Leadership, Service and Professional Merit. He was a member of the OAA and RAIC until retirement. He was inducted into the Ryerson University Sports Hall of Fame in September 2011 as a member of the 1959 Championship Football team.
His professional career included many public buildings, such as sporting and school facilities, and residential design. He was employed by William G. Whitney Associates before becoming senior partner with Whitney Bailey Architects, Engineers. Following retirement he was a theatre set designer, musician and community volunteer. He loved all sports and was an avid golfer. His professional integrity, sense of humour, gentleness and human kindness will be remembered by all who knew him.