In memory of Ken Harris

This page is in memory of my dad, Ken Harris, who passed away on 4th September 2014.

In the short time he was at Myton, the staff were so kind and caring, we can never thank them enough for making his last precious hours so peaceful and comfortable and for the care and compassion shown to us all as a family. We will be forever grateful, Libby, Wayne and Claire xxx

Many of you will remember him from his ‘playing’ days with The Down County Boys, The Playboys, Station Break and Grass style and we were all lucky enough to have shared and enjoyed the music he played for us.

To us, he was our Dad and Grandad, He was a good man, who loved his family fiercely and we will miss him forever, Libby Wayne and Claire x x x

Total amount raised £605.00

£100.00 – Offline Donation on 15 October 2014
” donated by Clifford Austin ”

£25.00 donated by Ron Stevens on 16 September 2014
” Ken did it for the stories he could tell, and he told us all. A life lived to the full and always steeped in music. We shall miss you my friend. ”

£30.00 donated by Peter Summers on 16 September 2014
” God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be So he put his arms around you and whispered “Come With Me”. Thanks for all the good times since 1965 God bless you. Dawn Cynth & Pete ”

£30.00 donated by David Clarke on 15 September 2014

£20.00 donated by Howard Gregory on 15 September 2014
” I knew Ken through music, and am proud to have stood alongside him on stage on many occasions. I reckon he touched many of our lives,and anybody who knew him will treasure their memories of this warm, witty, very special man.With love from your friend Howard G. ”

£100.00 donated by Peter Parker on 15 September 2014
” Ken – you have created and inspired a whole family of Bluegrass lovers and musicians who share your love of the music. With the 50th anniversary of the Down County Boys coming up in a few weeks time and with the continuation of the Band, your memory will live on. Much love and thank you. The Down County Boys ”

£100.00 donated by Terri Hollis on 12 September 2014
” Throughout the years Ken meant so much to us in so many ways, and from his music talent to his storytelling to his generous heart our lives were better for having known him. From the early days of knowing him, Ken was a friend in every sense of the word, and meant so much to Martin and I. There was an ease about Ken that made you immediately feel that you had known each other for years, and even when we hadn’t had a chance to see him for a while the minute we got back together it was like no time had passed at all, and I’m so happy that our children had a chance to spend time with the man that had meant so much to us. Ken was like family and his music and stories will live on in all the lives he touched. Love Terri Hollis and Family, RIP Ken xxx ”

£20.00 donated by Claire Galloway on 11 September 2014
” “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” My Dear Grandad Ken, rest in peace. I thank you for your love, your support and your loyalty. You were my friend & my confidant. A person who under the gray hair was just a little boy at heart! Love you forever always Claire, James, Phoebe and Willow xxx ”

£10.00 donated by Anne Cannon on 11 September 2014
” In our thoughts at this sad time ”

£50.00 donated by JOHN ATKINS on 11 September 2014
” It has been a pleasure and privilege to have known Ken for many years, His enthusiasm for everything he valued, music, family and friends never diminished. ”

£20.00 donated by Natalie Farrington on 10 September 2014
” Ken- a genuine & kind man who welcomed me into his family immediately. I loved his endless stories and the laughs that came with them. Olivia and Jack are privileged and fortunate to have had such a fantastic Great Grandad and have fond memories which will live on forever. Olivia had her 1st guitar lesson today which I know you’d be super proud of! Lots of love Natalie, Olivia & Jack xxxxx ”

£100.00 donated by Mike Rodgers on 10 September 2014
” Ken, in a couple of weeks it will be 50 years since you, Martin Hollis and I first stood on stage at the Swanswell Tavern. You tought me a love for music which has enriched my life. I will miss you so much. Love, Mike Rodgers “