Remembering Ken Bugley, 1964-2020
By Canadian Security StaffNews
Ken Bugley passed away Nov. 10 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 56.
Members of the Canadian security community who knew Bugley well describe him as a dedicated security professional who was upbeat, outgoing and devoted to his craft.
During his prolific career, Bugley worked with Universal ATM Services, CB Richard Ellis, Symcor and most recently Securitas Canada as national manager of financial services.
“Ken was well respected amongst his peers, and was most proud of his professional designation as a CPP with ASIS International,” says Harold Wax, who worked with Bugley during several stages of his career. “Ken was a consummate professional, a diligent investigator, and someone you could seek out when you needed assistance no matter what time of day you needed it.”
Wax, the recipient of Canadian Security’s Security Director of the Year for 2020, recently dedicated his award to Bugley in his acceptance speech.
“I met Ken Bugley in 2006 when he worked for CBRE and he was the security and incident response manager responsible for the RBC portfolio,” adds fellow professional Sherri Ireland, who also worked with Bugley. “Ken was available 24/7. He was professional, he was fair, he represented his clients well and helped drive quality service for his customers. Ken also knew how to balance the stress of his work life with a love of family and the outdoors.” Ireland often golfed with Bugley, along with colleagues Lina Tsakiris and Jason Caissie, at ASIS Toronto tournaments. She recalls “a lot of good memories from those days.”
“Ken always greeted you with a smile and usually a joke. We’ll miss Ken’s positive energy.”
A GoFundme page has been set up in Ken Bugley’s name, with all proceeds going to his wife Jamie and three-year-old son Kenny Jr.
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