Ken on the Katoomba Train
Ride June 2017
Ken at Lakes
Entrance on the Long Thursday
It is with great sorrow I inform our
Riders and friends of the passing of our mate
Ken Irvine on 18th October 2017, succumbing
to the evils of the Black Dog of depression.
Sadly although Ken presented a happy go lucky
persona it appears he had worries and stresses
that no-one else could fully appreciate the
extent of and this all went to feed the
insidious Black Dog to a point he did not feel
he had any other option.
Ken was a very jovial, good looking, very fit,
affable mate and a stalwart of the Branch
having been a committee member and Ride
Captain and a damn fine ukelele player and BBQ
Meister at our ride planning meetings always
wearing interesting aprons..
Ken will be sorely missed by all of us who
knew him so rest in peace Kenny you will be
remembered with great affection.
The Ride for Hatman
Arriving early at the Caltex Heathcote as
usual, I had a coffee, a lot of thoughts and
reflections and a few tears. Riders starting
arriving all in a most sombre mood. Most had
heard through the grapevine or were informed
by others as they arrived.
There were more tears and many hugs at the
passing of Hatman and I asked all to hold
hands and observe a minutes silence.
The ride was at a slow pace and proceeded to
one of Ken's favourite destinations,
down to Gerringong, Geroa, Bomaderry and
Cambewarra lookout, where we had a memorial
photo taken with sixteen riders all comforting
one another and heads bowed in remembrance
Everyone was deeply
moved and distressed and had solace and some
good thoughts about the enjoyable past times
happy joking jester, with
the golden voice and his majical ukelele. Rest
in Peace our dear friend - may you now find
with your maker. We also
wish Judy and family all our commiserations and
if we can help in any way please ask.
God bless you Hatman.