"With great sadness, Basketball Manitoba announces the passing of longtime basketball referee Ken Epp of Winnipeg. Ken was very active (in) the Manitoba basketball community as a referee with Manitoba Association of Basketball Officials. He worked at all levels of the game, including many high school provincial championships and Canadian national championships at the university level. We have lost one of the truly nice guys in our game." -- Basketball Manitoba statement
"I knew Ken as a basketball referee for many years. He was an excellent referee and a very good man; always honest, fair and willing to talk to the players. My thoughts are with his family and friends."
-- Brent Corrigan (friend and colleague)
"I remember Mr. Epp as our band teacher in grade 7. My arms were not long enough yet to fully play my trombone yet somehow he taught us to play and play well. I was amazed at his sound and tone on the trumpet. We always loved it when Ken would ref our games in basketball -- he was so good at it and fair... we know that Ken is enjoying the music with the saints and angels now and we can all play some tunes together again some day. Ken has a head start on practising." -- Posted by: Hans E. Boge (former MBCI student)
"I will always remember Ken for his dedication to all that he did. He always gave 110 per cent no matter whether he was teaching band or playing slopitch. He was a natural leader and a godly man. Our thoughts are with Connie (wife) and family. Godspeed Ken. You're in a better place now." -- Gerry Teigrob (former student, slo pitch teammate)