The funeral service will be held at 11am on Tuesday 19th April at Woking Crematorium
Directions for those who are attending are provided below.
Following the service you are invited to join us for the reception at Gorse Hill Hotel.
As a tribute to Ken’s working life we will arrange for a Vintage London bus to carry guests from Gorse Hill Hotel to Woking Crematorium in time for the service, and then back again after to Gorse Hill Hotel for the reception.
Join the Vintage London Bus in memory of Ken
The bus will depart Gorse Hill Hotel at 10:20am precisely.
Please arrive in plenty of time to park in the Gorse Hill Hotel car park . The team from White Rose Modern Funerals will also be there to assist people getting on the bus to ensure it leaves on time.
Capacity for the bus is 56 so please can you show on the RSVP whether you will be joining the bus. Thanks!
HOW TO GET THERE
Woking Crematorium is located off the A324 Hermitage Road in St.John’s village which is about 2 miles from Woking town centre or 20 minutes by bus from Woking Station. If coming by car, Woking is easily accessible from the M3, M25 and A3 and there is (limited) parking available at the crematorium.
Vintage London Bus leaving from Gorse Hill Hotel – see above
Hook Heath Road
Gorse Hill is located a couple of miles away from Woking Crematorium.
I worked with Ken for many years ,it must be over 30 years ago now. I always found him to be a laid back, easy going, real old school work colleague. I won’t be able to make the send off on account of my age and the distance to travel over Easter weekend. I will be thinking of you Ken RIP
I also worked at Thornton Heath Bus Garage with Ken for many years and he was always a happy and cheerful member of the engineering staff helping to maintain a fleet of buses such as the one we are due to travel on to his funeral.
I am an old friend of Simon , Ken’s son……Unfortunately due to lockdown the last time we saw Ken was during a brief hello on the doorstep last year….he still had a twinkle in his eye and a smile. My fondest memory is when Simon and I were in our early 20s in the early 1990s. Simon, me and a group of friends would go pubbing ,gigging and clubbing up in town until the early hours….we would last tube or night bus it as far as we could. Inevitably we would run out of money and couldn’t afford cabs…then there would be the dreaded walk home from Morden, Tooting or Streatham. One night Simon had a bright idea…’my dad is working tonight’ so found a phone box and called Ken…..half an hour or so passed then a smiling Ken and a big red bus turned up outside Tooting Broadway Station I’m sure unbeknown to his bosses!!! I will never forget the coolest ride home ever and the look of fellow commuters who were waiting for minicabs!! I have told this tale over the years and it always brings a smile. Rest in Peace Ken x