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« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2018, 09:52:58 am »

Rest in peace now, Ken, leaving the pain of your last days behind.

He will ever be remembered as the Father of Shipspotting for whom, in his later years, the site became his abiding passion and the members his unruly family.  Stern at times, and with some rebellious teenagers around, he always had the interests of the site and its members as his motivation.

We will not see the like of Ken again.

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« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2018, 10:11:14 am »

Sorry to hear the sad new of Ken Smith, I knew him quite well and met him many times at Gravesend taking his photos. RIP Ken


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« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2018, 11:49:29 am »

So sad
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« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2018, 12:06:37 pm »

my condolances and RIP Ken
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« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2018, 12:19:23 pm »

That really is sad news. Ken was always on the other side of the river to me but we occasionally crossed paths and I couldn't have wanted to meet a nicer man.

RIP Ken, condolences to your family

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« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2018, 12:32:50 pm »

Very sad news and a great loss to the shipspotting community my condolences to his family and friends R.I.P. Ken.


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« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2018, 01:16:32 pm »

That is very sad news indeed. Without Ken, this site would have gone under years ago and we would not all have 'met' each other in the pursuit of our hobby. He has left a good legacy. R.I.P. Ken.

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« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2018, 01:42:17 pm »

R.I.P. Ken,,will never forget our "fights", always fair and square !!! Sail away Amigo
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« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2018, 01:57:07 pm »

Rest in peace, Ken. Always fighting hard for the site and its members.

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« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2018, 03:00:34 pm »

R.I.P Ken you will be missed
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« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2018, 03:39:04 pm »

I would not be amiss if I say that Ken was to many shipspotters from all over the world someone we all looked up to, a father figure in our brethren of ship enthusiasts, a mentor to new recruits, a fountain of knowledge in which from time to time we had the honour to drink from, a shoulder for many in dire times during these last years of our site.
I have never met this gentleman, though I exchanged many an email. So how about any one who has a photograph of him to publish it as a remembrance of a fine gentleman.
His passing away on the 4th. of July will always be very special for me as he passed away on my 73rd birthday.
Rest in Peace dear Ken , we will miss you very much.
Condolences to his family .
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« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2018, 03:42:04 pm »

Really sad news. RIP dear Ken and condolences to your family. YouŽll be missed!
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« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2018, 03:57:22 pm »

Ken was a dear friend we met on many occasions and because we were so different in many ways we sometime argued ! We always became friends again of course. I am so glad I went to see him at his home recently, sadly the last time we would meet.He will always be remembered on this site to which he gave his undying passion.

His many friends on here should celebrate his life, and what became his life's work almost to the end.
 
So long Ken I will miss you a great deal and have no "sparring partner" now you have gone. You will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace

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« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2018, 04:01:59 pm »

My condolences to the Smith family at this difficult time.
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« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2018, 04:12:31 pm »

R.I.P. Ken
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