It is with regret that I have to advise you of the death yesterday of Ken Lupton.
Ken was not a member of long-standing but had contributed with a short talk one Members morning. We had not seen him at Forum since last October when those present may recall him not being well and an ambulance having to be summoned. It transpired that he was battling cancer and although in his early nineties stayed cheerful and medication kept him going until latterly.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made although his daughter advised me there will be a short cremation service in Harrogate and a Memorial Service in Hartlepool where he comes from and where he played the organ at his local church for 40 years.
I have offered mine and the Forum’s condolences to his daughter and family at this sad time.
NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY