Ken on the Katoomba Train Ride June
Ken at Lakes Entrance on the
Ride September 2015
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 with that happy joking
jester, with the golden voice and his majical
ukelele. Rest in Peace our dear friend - may you
now find peace 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.