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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2018, 10:16:26 am »

Sorry to hear this news of Ken. We only met once, I think, and I found him very warm, friendly and engaging.
It has been obvious, from his contributions, over the years that Ken was very knowledgable and cared deeply about this site.
I wish him well and hope for better news soon.
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2018, 12:33:10 pm »

Get well soon Ken, as you rest and heal, know that you are thought of warmly and wished a quick recovery.

Very best regards,

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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2018, 01:00:31 pm »

Get well again Amigo Ken !!!!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2018, 09:51:15 am »

Sincerely hope you get well soon Ken.kind regards Gerry Hayes.
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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2018, 06:10:52 pm »

This is very sad news. I don't contribute very often but from a fellow Thameside resident...all the best oll boy.
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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2018, 09:40:05 pm »

That's very sad news Derek and I really hope Ken can pull through.

As has been said by others he always had the very best of intentions for this site and its members from day one, even if this made him unpopular with certain people at certain times! But he is a man true to his beliefs and would not be swayed to appear popular. I have met Ken on a number of occasions and always found him to be a no nonsense straight talking person with an absolute heartfelt passion for our subject matter, not to mention his great depth of knowledge gained over the years.

Let's all hope we can see him back on here at his very best.

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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2018, 07:21:16 am »

It is with much sorrow that i had a phoned call this morning,that Ken Smith passed away at 2000 yesterday evening.I have no other detail at the moment.Photoboy
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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2018, 07:24:24 am »

Very sad. Condolences to his family.
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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2018, 07:39:39 am »

Very sad RIP Ken.
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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2018, 07:55:01 am »

very sad news about Ken
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« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2018, 07:56:49 am »

The sad new was expected.Many among us are getting older and this is law of life.
No doubt that Ken loved this site and fought for it.
We are here many and from many countries,I am sad among all and send my condolences to the whole family of Shipspotting,he rest in peace
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« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2018, 08:31:35 am »

Very sad news, my condolences to his family.
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« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2018, 08:34:09 am »

Very sad news. I'll miss our periodical and pleasant email conversations.
He was a real lover and supporter of the site.
Condolences to his family.
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« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2018, 08:52:07 am »

That's very sad news indeed. For many years, Ken was the backbone of this site, putting in many hours trying to make it work for the members. Occasionally, it made him unpopular with some, but he always had the members best interests at heart. I often had correspondence with him and was lucky enough to meet him at his regular spotting spot at Gravesend a couple of times. He was a good man and very knowledgeable. I'll miss him.

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« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2018, 09:31:35 am »

It is a very sad day and send my sincere condolences to his family.

I spent a lot of time working with Ken as his understudy and he became a true friend, we had our ups and downs but I would not of missed the ride for anything.

I will miss the old bugger!!

Derek
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