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Anderson, Kenneth

The funeral has taken place of the late Kenneth Anderson of Davenham who died peacefully on 27th December 2005 aged 72 years. Ken was born in Northwich to the late Cyril and Olive Anderson and has a younger sister Jean. He was brought up in Davenham and attended Davenham School. He married Gwen Sutton on 5th April 1958 at St Helen’s Church, Witton and lived in Davenham for two years before moving to Chester for 15 years, after which time they returned to Davenham. Ken served three years national Service in the Royal Air Force, working in the Records Office in Gloucester and then 19 months in Egypt. He worked for Harris Road Services for almost 40 years and was General Manager before being appointed Commercial Director, during which time he opened and managed a depot in Shotton. During his time in Chester, Ken joined the Junior Chamber of Commerce and re-introduced the idea of pedestrianisation for Chester City Centre. He chaired a committee which produced a report “Chester at the Crossroads” which prompted the City Council to look again at the traffic problem, eventually leading to the present pedestrianisation scheme. In his youth Ken played with Davenham Silver Band. He was a keen supporter of Witton Albion Football Club and a member of Davenham Bowling Club. Ken helped to form Davenham Action Group which campaigned and won the fight for the Davenham Bypass. Ken was an avid reader and very interested in local history. He was a lifelong member of Davenham Methodist Church. He was the much loved husband of Gwen, the dearly loved father of Stuart and Fiona and loving grandfather of Libby, Chloe, Megan and Imogen. Ken was a great family man and loved nothing more than being with his granddaughters. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at Davenham Methodist Church after a committal service at Walton Lea Crematorium. Rev Andrew Pratt officiated. In addition to family floral tributes, donations were received for Parkinson’s Society.

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