Kenneth Grant, a KOYLI National Serviceman, sadly passed away at home earlier today 16 Sep 2017 from cancer. Our thoughts and condolences are with his beloved wife, of 51 extremely happy years, Diane at this sad time. RIP Ken your duty done. Cede Nullis.
Kenneth was a deferred entry National Serviceman who joined the KOYLI after completing his apprenticeship. After 6 months service in Aldershot he was posted to Sandhurst as a Batman. On completion of his National Service Ken worked for the Gas Board and late becoming British Gas. Kenneth was a life-long cyclist and a keen amateur competitive cyclist, Kenneth and Diane enjoyed 48 years of caravan and cycling holidays all over the UK but there was never any place better than Yorkshire for him.
I met Kenneth and Diane about 10 years ago when Diane was having computer problems during the writing of her first book. Kenneth, a quiet man and a perfect gentleman, always made you welcome and would do anything to help anyone in need of help. I soon became a family friend of Kenneth and Diane and always enjoyed sampling their cake baking talents when ever I visited. Kenneth and Diane were very much a couple in love who enjoyed each others company, cycling together on their tandem and cultivating their vegetable and fruit garden.