With sadness, we announce that Kenneth 'Ken' Cowen late KOYLI and 2LI passed away on 10 February 2019 aged 76 in Doncaster Infirmary. Ken enlisted into the KOYLI on 11 Oct 1960 and continued to serve with 2LI after vesting day in 1968.
A popular member of the Regiment Ken will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and condolences are with all of Ken's family and friends. RIP Ken as you join your brother KOYLIs in the FRV. Stand easy Ken your duty done the Bugles sounds No More Parades. Cede Nullis.
Ken's granddaughter has asked for the following message to be published:
"Ken passed away peacefully aged 76 on Sunday 10th February 2019 at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Ken leaves behind him: sister June; wife June and daughter Mel. Stepchildren: David; Linda and Jan. 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Born in Newcastle Ken joined the light infantry at age 18. Ken always held his KOYLI family in high regard and close to his heart. He loved nothing more than having a catch up with the lads to talk about times gone by over a cup of tea and a cigarette.
With his heart of gold and a great sense of humour, he was well liked by everyone who knew him. He was there with a helping hand for anyone who needed it. Ken loved his family and always had time for his friends. He enjoyed the caravans he had on the East Coast and of course not forgetting how much of a soft spot he had for animals, big or small.
Ken was loved and adored by his family and will be missed terribly."
Letters of condolence can be sent to Ken's eldest granddaughter:
Lianne Arnison, 229 Warning Tongue Lane, Doncaster, DN4 6TT
Date and Time - 25 Feb 19 at 10.20am
Location - Rose Hill Crematorium, Cantley, Doncaster, DN4 6HE
Bugler Requested - Yes
Standard Bearer Requested - Yes
Coffin Drape Requested - Yes (KOYLI)
Afterward - Woodlands Rhino's Club, Princess Street, Doncaster, DN6 7LX
Association Members welcome - Yes
Family flowers only please. Donations welcome and will be donated in Ken's name to his chosen charities.