Rest in peace, Ken Milner
What a lovely man Ken was! He loved St Paul’s and all his new friends at St Paul’s who compensated for the loss he felt at 101.
“All my old friends are dead” he told me about two years ago. We all want to live as long a possible, but Ken was expressing that downside to living so long, but he never complained and was a smiling shining example of a generation who had given and sacrificed so much to create our modern age. His daughter Maureen spoke to me about what her father meant to her and the light and love he brought into so many lives. A fond memory is when we shared in celebration his 100th birthday as the Covid 19 lockdown forced us to be more creative with drive-by tributes, waves and kisses from our cars. We are still working out plans for celebration of Ken’s life, but here is prayer for him:
O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of thy servant Ken, and grant him an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of thy saints; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.