Sorry to report the death of one of our Metro Bowlers

Sorry to report the death of one of our Metro Bowlers: Ken Howell

Sorry to report the death of one of our Metro Bowlers

One of our bowlers Ken Howell passed away in hospital on the 5th of August 2020 at the age of 78.  He was diagnosed with cancer a year ago and battled through his chemotherapy treatment, and stayed at home until shortly before his death.

I first met Ken when he was my model for my final exam at the physiotherapy school in 1964.  I passed the exam and went onto work for the NHS, and Ken qualified 3 years later and went on to have his very successful private practice with his wife Anne.

Ken was a regular bowler at White City, Ravenscourt Park in the summer and at Brixton in the winter.  When I organised the Metro Singles and Pairs tournaments, he was always happy to mark the games when I was short of markers. We will all miss him at the bowling and in the pub later.

Metro bowlers group photo at the metro singles 2019
Ken Howell – top row  -2nd from the right  – Metro bowlers group photo at the metro singles 2019 at Ravenscourt park –

On Friday the 4th of September, his wife was restricted to having only 30 people at his funeral due to Covid19.  Josie with her husband David, Gordon, Miriam and I were invited to attend the service in Billiricay, then onto the crematorium in Chelmsford then off to his son’s house for the wake.

We will all miss Ken and his big ho, ho, ho laugh.  Rest In Peace friend.

Eric Gallacher.

 

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