- 61 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 9, 1953
- Date of passing: Jan 27, 2015
|Let the memory of Ken be with us forever|
Ken had friends and family all over the world. I created this website for all of those who knew and loved him to share pictures and stories of his life so that we can forever keep his memory alive.
He is survived by:
His wife, Jan
His childrens mum, May
His children, Amanda, Margaret and Alan
His stepchildren, Peter and Jenny
His grandchildren, Harley, Spencer, Alexandria, Olivia, Kennedy, Jack and Alfie
And lost but never forgotten, Conner (1993-2002)
His American grandchildren, Skylar and Camelia
Brother and sisters, Barbara, Brenda and Jimmy
His Auntie and stepmum Lois, Auntie Margaret and Auntie Brenda
We are holding a Celebration of Life for Ken in Jacksonville on Sunday, February 8th from 3-6pm at the Outback Pub on Mayport Road in Jacksonville.This is the pub where I worked and met him and where everybody loved him. I think this is what he would have liked. We hope you will join us if you can.
In lieu of flowers, you can contribute to a "Fun Fund" for his grandchildren. He has 7 in England and 2 in America- he adored his grandchildren and we know he would be so happy to do something fun for all of them to remember their Granddad and Papa. You can send a contribution to Jan Mauch-Bradford, P.O. Box 331152, Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233 or Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org.) We'll post information soon about how to contribute in the U.K.
THANK YOU so much to all that contributed to the grandchildrens fund. I took the money and had Remembered Things make all 9 grandchildren very special gifts that they should cherish in the memory of their Grandad and Papa. Again myself and the family thank everyone for their kind words to all of us during this very sad and hard time.
"Just thought i would leave this poem i found
"If i could write a story it would be the greatest ever told. Of a kind and loving dad who had a heart of gold. I could write a million pages but still be unable to say, just how much I love and miss him every single day.I will remember all he taught. Me i'm hurt but wont be sad because he'll send me down the answers. And he'll always be MY dad." love you always Amanda xx"
"Merry Christmas! Still thinking about you, today everyday and always. Miss you sending all my love where ever you are love Amanda xxx."
"Well sweetheart, its been almost 2 years since you left me. Your on my mind today, still can't get it out of my mind, why you left. Never will know. Hope your in a happier place. I am so trying to move on, but you have made that difficult because of the unanswered questions.
"More thoughts are going to you on your 63rd birthday Love you and miss you love Amanda xxxx"
"Happy Birthday sweetheart. Missing you every day. Love you and so wish I could laugh with you and hug you just one more time. So many good memories loving you."
"Missing you today on fathers day cant be leave it is the second fathers day without you . I love you and miss you always love you dad . Amanda xx"
"I can't believe it's been a year. I don't think I will ever forget that big smile or all the great stories that you had. It doesn't seem real to know that I will never see you again. So many happy memories of you and Jan. I hope you are at peace and I know your watching over Jan and smiling. God Bless ya Ken, you are missed by many."
"So what do I say to you after a year, a man that was such a big part of my life for the time we had together. I'll always have you in my heart and I will keep our good memories with me till I see you again. I hope you have found the piece you were looking for and I hope you remember our good times together and hold onto the love that I had for you. jan xoxo"
"Dad, well its been a year. sometimes it fells longer and some times it feels like yesterday since I last talked to you. I wish I could give you a big hug and kiss but all I can do is send my love. Will love you always Amanda ,Mick, tinker bell ,Olivia and Kennedy XX
"Ken, you are still in our hearts. We miss you and hope that you have found peace. Love, Jenny"
"It is my first Christmas,not saying to you a merry Christmas,however my thoughts do not stop me thinking about you, so you will always be with me. I love you dad, merry Christmas. Amanda,Mick and the kids"
"Merry Christmas my sweet,sweet Ken. I so wanted to tell you that Jenny and Fabien are giving us another gift from God. That my sweet, will carry me through and get me through this life. Pete, Jenny, Fabien, Camelia, Skylar and this new little bundle is what my life is all about now. Please help me look over them and keep them safe. Love you, you are missed so much."
"Thinking of my dear brother always your loving sister Brenda and family xx"
"Still hard to believe your not with us any more. We miss you Ken.Thinking of you on this Birthday and wishing you Peace. xoxo"
"Thinking of you today Ken. xxx"
"Happy Birthday sweet darling, I so miss you. Love you forever and back, jan"
"Today you would of been 62 doesn't matter where we are in life or what we're doing you're still in my thoughts and always will be. Blowing you a big kiss and sending all my love always
Amanda Mike and kids xxxX"
"just thinking of you on fathers day miss and love you always
"just thinking of you on fathers day miss and love you always
"I so miss you, it was all just so unfair. Maybe someday I will understand better. Your love , with mine, will always be one. I'm so hoping that you are watching over me. I need to know your there for me when I need strength to carry on. People tell me you are, I have to believe that is true. I didn't really get to say good-bye, so I won't, just see you later my love. My everlasting love, jan"
"It's saddens me to hear about kenny I've been thinking what to put I've found a quote today which I've adapted to suit this tribute to him " the hands of time keep turning as the years they come and go some things may change forever but one thing I'll always know no matter where life took us in all the years that passed we'll both live through our children and grandchildren and life will still go on through these generations" god bless you Kenny you know the saying one light goes out and a new light begins I'd like to say since Kenny's passing we have become grandparents to another baby girl called blossom on the 20th of march which is also our daughters birthday. I'd like to send my deepest sympathy and thanks to Jan and her family
Love may x"
"I don't know you but my heart goes out to all who lossed a loved one... Rest in peace ken... With respect
"I was so happy when my brother Kenneth got in touch last summer and our phone calls since then are now even more precious. I have always described my little brother as a very lovable rogue - a character as a boy and as a man. My sympathy to Jan, who I know made him very happy and much loved. Wishing I could have said goodbye, your loving sister, Barbara x"
"rip kenny gone but not forgoten from charlie ethel aberdeenxxx"
"Rest in peace granddad I will miss our weekly skype calls we used to have and finding out what you've been up to, from what I've heard from mum you have traveled so much, most of those places I'd love to visit, I am so proud to call you my granddad(or as Kennedy would say grampa) I love you so much and I can't wait to see you again
Love you lots, tinkerbell xxx"
"This is from mick
Rest in peace ken you was a father in law and a good friend god bless mick"
"God,where do I start
I'm not going to leave any memories as there's too many to pick. All I can say is that you did good for a fisherman from Fleetwood. Your work took you all over the world.Some places only people would dream of going to. I was so proud when you come home and told us where you have been and what you have been doing,but most of all I was proud that I could call you dad. I will miss you and I love you and always will until we meet again night night god bless you my dad
Love you lots Amanda xx"
"gone but not forgotten will remember the fun times we all had in immingham R.I.P kenny from fred and sandra x"
"Gone too soon. I look back with fond memories when we were young, and happy memories with Mum and all of us. I will see you at full time our kid. God bless"
"I remember when Uncle Kenny got his first car when I was about 7. He was so proud of it. Although it was old, it was polished to a high shine. He took me outside to sit in it. After a while, it was past my bed time and my Mum came to see what was going on. She found us both giggling at some silly joke. Two cheeky little boys together - despite one of us being in our twenties at the time! That cheeky little boy never quite left Uncle Kenny and that was part of what made him such a character. RIP - fondly remembered."
"Great sense of humour our Kenny and always up to something,he had a wide variety of jobs but I remember once he told me he was a window cleaner and he was wary of dogs,anyway he checked the backyard no pooch so up the ladder he went cleaned the window and when he got to the bottom of the ladder he got bit by a RABBIT.
R.I.P Kenny another one gone far to soon,
Condolences from all the Blade family."
"Ken was truly generous person always ready to share good time around a Buddington. I really enjoyed the time we spent with the family in the Bahamas, New Orleans and Boston... We'll all miss you."
"I recall growing up in our house that the most common conversation started “What’s Kenny done now?” He seemed constantly to be in some scrape or another. When my Dad, his Uncle Bill, passed away last year he asked me to place a bottle of Dimple Scotch Whisky in the casket. Dad had been given a bottle which he thought remained untouched as he was never a whisky drinker. Eventually it was discovered that someone had been helping themselves to it sip by sip over time. The blame immediately fell on to teenager Kenny - he couldn’t deny it for long. However, my Mum, his Auntie Lois, always says that she couldn’t stay cross with him for long when all he needed to do was smile at her. RIP dear cousin."
"Oh Jan I am so very,very sorry to hear this news. Ken was such a fun guy and always had a smile. Clay and I are heartbroken to hear this news. Please,if there is anything at all we can do let us know. We loved all the wonderful time we spent with Ken at the Pub. I am just at such a loss for words. you and your family are in our thought's and prayers. We love you both."
"Ken, I'm glad that you were part of our family. We had a lot of fun times and good memories. We'll miss you."
"Will always think of you with a cheeky smile , sleep well our Kenny x"
"Loving memories of a dear brother ,brother in law ,uncle ,nephew and cousin who will be sadly missed by all his family in Fleetwood . R.I.P our Kenny ."
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