12th May 2016
Greetings all friends of Ken,
Before retiring tonight I just have to send an email to you all to say that today Aubrey and I attended the Memorial Service for Ken at the Presbyterian Church in Mutare. It was beautiful! The Church is where Ken worshipped every Sunday for many years, and many of the congregation today ( over fifty folk) were members of the Church. The music was played by a group of five musicians and the words of the hymns, which all seems very fitting for Ken, were projected onto a screen with a background picture of the historic Cross Kopje, and later a musasa in deep spring colour on a Mutare granite kop. The service was led by a young Mutare doctor, a lay pastor, and the tribute was read by Des Becker, a leader in the church and much respected member of the Mutare community. This was wonderful - written by Ken's scout friend in Bulawayo, with further information added by one of Doreen sons. I asked for and was given a hard copy but shall ask for a copy on computer to send to you all. The sermon was by the priest, a lively, sincere African man who spoke about 'going home'. I took photos but tonight the camera is refusing to download. Forgive me too for not getting the names of those involved; I shall remedy this. (We proudly told quite a few folk that we were representing Ken's Scouts !)
During the tea in the church garden we set up the laptop, and your wonderful Presentation played on a slide show. There was a little crowd watching throughout the morning. Doreen's brother, Shaun, asked if I would send him the presentation so the family could watch it on Saturday - with the Rest of the World. We feel that Baz, Julia, Ev, John and all those who were involved in putting together this tribute, have not only given the Scouts a special means of recalling memories of Ken, but prompted the family to commemorate his life as he would have wished. The amazing tribute made by you all through the financial support given to Doreen over the past few months must have given the family an insight into just how much Ken was appreciated by you all.
The plan is to spread Ken's ashes in the Chimanis on his 90th birthday in October.
Chris you asked if anyone has Ken's CV. Have a look in 'Yarns of the 2nd Salisbury Seniors' page 87 onwards, there is a wonderful 'interview' with Ken.
With best wishes to you all,
Aubrey and Ann (Logan)
Peps' sister and brother- in- law.