Ken Heaver (At school 1941-47) has passed away and his sister, Maureen Fox, has been in touch with the OBA to inform us of his death.
Ken sadly passed away peacefully on August 1st at St. Heliers Residential Hotel, in Folkestone, aged 89 years. He always maintained his connection with the School and school friends by being a member of the Old Bordenians Association, receiving the Maroon to the end and attending reunions until recent years when travel became too difficult.His contemporaries may remember him by his nick name 'Streak '. The last boy to run to catch the train every morning from Sheerness. If you were behind him you had no hope!
He left School to study at Kings College, Newcastle (Part of Durham University).Here he obtained a degree of Bachelor of Commerce.
Then followed National Service where he was commissioned and became Pilot Officer Heaver, not flying but educating others in Mathematics in the radio school. He was a good rifle shot. Winning a trophy for RAF Compton Basset, where Desmond Keohane was also a recruit.
His life time work was at the Bank of England. His hobbies were investment and bridge.He was a Master bridge player, playing for the Bank and MCC.
Although not athletic himself, he loved sport of all kinds. One big achievement was to play goalie for his University Hockey team! He attended all kinds of sporting events, including the Olympics round the world. He became a life time member of Kent County Cricket club and the MCC. He loved London life with so many sporting venues were close by. He rarely missed being a spectator at big soccer matches and, Maureen thinks, was a life member of the Newcastle supporters club, receiving frequent copies of the Magpie.
His funeral will be held at Hawkinge Crematorium, Folkestone on 20 August at 4.30. the undertaker is W.J.Farrier of Folkestone
His ashes will be scattered at a later date in the Harris Memorial Garden at Lords Cricket Ground.