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Sorry to report the passing of a well respected fellow Seadog Ken Hobbs . He passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning 26th Oct . Had email from his daughter ..Ken was well liked and a good friend to many Seadogs. Sorry no other details.
Ken Hobbs was a good Chief. I don't think I ever recall seeing him without a smile on his face. I didn't know him as a person, being only 4/E but he seemed a good bloke. He was not one of those interfering Chiefs. If everything was going OK he was happy it seemed.
He was a lovely man with very rarely a bad word for anyone.He had a wonderful sense of humour and was liked by everyone he came in contact with whether at sea or ashore. He was the best friend I ever made at sea during his last appointment aboard SUN PRINCESS.
My thoughts and wishes go out to Audrey and daughter Ros.
Nov 1, 2014 - 10:19PM
Re: Ken Hobbs
Sorry to hear of Ken's passing, he was indeed a nice bloke, and not full of his own self importance as so many of his rank appeared to be.
I have now received details for Ken's funeral. The funeral is at Barham Crematorium, Canterbury Road (A260) Barham, near Canterbury, Kent CT46QU. Tel: 01227831351. It will be @ 1240hrs Friday 7th Nov 2014 then at Ken and Audrey's home at Cherry House Lay Lane, Ash Kent CT32BQ. I hope this notification helps.
Sorry to hear of the passing of Ken Hobbs.
A good Chief and true Gentleman.
As a 3rd on the SP, I recall Ken marking off his DTR tally (Days To Retirement) on the blackboard in the Engine Control Room every morning during his last trip at sea.
RIP Mr Hobbs
Where are you from: origianlly Sunderland, now Johannesburg
Hi Chris, yes I was there, quite a busy cruise as I remember.
Do you know who put a complete layer of Jeyes toilet paper boxes in the top of his case for customs to find in Puerto Rico ?
Also remember the retirement party he had for the lads in his cabin and we all turned up in BI kilts and mess kit.
I had a call from the night purser letting me know that there were a number of Engineers walking around in towels and mess kit at 1 in the morning. I just said that would be OK and turned over !!