Ken Fowler

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Ken Fowler, president and CEO of Ken Fowler Enterprises (KFE) and owner of Clevelands House.

Fowler, 90 — an entrepreneur and a trailblazer — passed away in February 2017 while enjoying a Caribbean cruise with his family. He has been laid to rest in his hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario.

Fowler was involved with a number of major Muskoka real estate projects, including Red Leaves and The Rock Golf Club. His loss comes in the midst of realizing his latest passion: the multi-million-dollar restoration of Clevelands House, one of Muskoka’s most iconic summer resorts and a place Ken Fowler held close to his heart.

“Ken and I crossed paths several times over the past decade, but it wasn’t until more recently that I have had the pleasure of working for him.  Ken had a love for Muskoka that we all share.  In fact humble, I don’t believe any single person will ever fully appreciate the breadth of Ken’s generosity, inspiration or the care he had for his community.” says  Greg Knight, VP of Development for Clevelands House.

Knight adds: “Ken touched the lives of so many.  We can only hope that his zest for life and entrepreneurial spirit will continue to motivate those in the future as he has in the past.”

“Everything is proceeding as planned,” says Ken’s son, Peter Fowler.  The crew in charge of Cleves’ renaissance continue to forge ahead without interruption. Their goal: to unveil restoration of the resort’s main building in time for the summer season.

“The family is committed to fulfilling Ken’s vision for Clevelands House and are excited to move forward,” says Peter.

Clevelands House Bids Farewell to Ken Fowler
(From left to right) Greg Knight, Kit Redding, Tim Kenny, Doug Fowler, Peter Fowler, Chris Fowler and Rob Wilson

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