Kenneth Frank Arnold (13 Aug 1930 - 1 Apr 2019)

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Location
Randall's Park Crematorium Randalls Road Leatherhead KT22 0AG
Date
23rd Apr 2019
Time
11.45am
Funeral Director
Garner's Funeral Services Ltd, Chessington

In loving memory of Kenneth Frank Arnold who sadly passed away on 1st April 2019.

Ken was born in Tulse Hill London on 13/08/1930, although his childhood was spent in Tooting when the family moved. He spent most of the second world war living with his Great granddmother and Grandmother in Dean near Salisbury, he had many memories and stories to tell of this time.

He left school at 14 years old and began an apprenticeship with his father as a clock and watchmaker. He bought his own shop in Fulham in 1954 and ran the business until 1996, clock and watch repairs were a life long passion which he was still doing until quite recently.

He met June his wife in 1953 and they were married on his birthday in 1955, he said "it would help him remember his anniversary." He was a kind and generous man and enjoyed socialising with family and friends.
He loved to cook, particularly Indian food, in fact his samosas were really superb.

He always wore a rose on St George's day , so it is quite fitting that his funeral and celebration of life is on St George's day.

Celebration of Life at 12:30pm at Leatherhead Golf Club, Kingston Rd, Leatherhead, KT22 0EE

Ken requested that he did not want flowers, however, if you would like to make a donation to Shooting Star Chase, a childrens hospice. This is a charity he supported in the past. If you would like to do this please donate via the just giving link on this page. Thank you.

HELEN ARNOLD donated £33 in memory of Kenneth

Dear Ken

You inspired us with your family trees, your passion for watches and the time and effort donated to this cause. Most of all you have been the perfect granddad , shown us love , given us respect and taught us all how to be wise and wonderful.
You have been the best father in law , and granddad to my two children that I could wish for. We all loved you to bits and we are sad at this time. I am so glad that you shared our love and had the pleasure of having not only grandchildren but great grandchildren.
You will remain in our hearts and memories ( and family tree ) .
Until we meet again . Love always Helen

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  • Thank you Helen for the wonderful tribute and the donation, Ken and I were always proud of the way that you looked after our two lovely girls steering them into a successful adulthood. Now we have Noah the next generation and you will nurture him too. With love June X

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Carol Dance donated £22 in memory of Kenneth

You will be greatly missed by one and all love Carol and George xx

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Vivienne Hempel donated in memory of Kenneth

In memory of the best next door neighbour anyone could have wished for . With our love Ian ,Vivienne, Andrew, Matthew, Alex and Victoria xx

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Michael Cook donated in memory of Kenneth
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Petrina Tatnall donated £11 in memory of Kenneth

Dear Ken

We will all miss you in West Rd and our chats, and on the Malden Rushett Residents Association. Thank you for looking after our clocks and all you did for us.
Rest in peace Ken, God Bless

Petrina & Richard Tatnall

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Petrina Tatnall wrote

Dear Ken

We will all miss you in West Rd, and on the Malden Rushett Residents Association.
Thank you for looking after our clocks, and everything that you did for us.
May you rest in peace, God bless you.

Petrina & Richard Tatnall

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Malden Rushett Residents Association Gibson wrote

Ken was one of the founding members of the MRRA and was hugely respected by us all. We thank him for his friendship, loyalty and all the support he gave not only to us but to all the residents of Malden Rushett over the years.

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Charlotte Dickson donated £50 in memory of Kenneth

Rest in peace, a wonderful grandad and great grandad. You will be truly missed! Xxxxxx lots of love, Charlotte, Phil and Noah xxxxxxx

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Roy & Thelma Merrifield donated in memory of Kenneth

We were saddened by his passing. He will be sorely missed by us and generally in West Road.

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LIZ GILLAM wrote

Always such good company and as a member of the MRRA, Ken will be greatly missed. God bless you Ken.

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June Arnold donated £105 in memory of Kenneth

Rest in peace until we meet again, with much love.

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Emma Arnold lit a candle
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Charlottes wedding, quick selfie Granny and Grandad x

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Emma Arnold posted a picture

Nursing Graduation, Granny and Grandad came all the way to London to celebrate, always thankful x 'Nov 2016'

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Emma Arnold wrote

My dear Grandad, thank you for always being so proud of us, loving us, and being the best Grandad a girl could ask for. Always thinking of you, always missing you. Love you lots, 'the boss' (Emma) xxx

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Emma Arnold wrote

My dear Grandad, thank you for always being so proud of us, loving us, and being the best Grandad a girl could ask for. Always thinking of you, always missing you. Love you lots, 'the boss' (Emma) xxx

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Emma Arnold donated £50 in memory of Kenneth

You may not be with us in body but you are always with us in spirit, your name and love will never be forgotten. Love you Grandad x Emma & Ben x

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JANICE KEARNON wrote

Rest in peace, Ken, with love, Janice

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Janice Kearnon wrote

Ken, rest in peace, with love, Janice

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Cecilia Suarez wrote

A much loved member of St Catherine of Siena Walking group,remembered for mending our watches and clocks. Quietly spoken - a Colonel Sanders look alike . May he rest in peace. Love and prayers to June and family

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Edward & June Stevenson donated £11 in memory of Kenneth

I will remember our chats... rest in peace.

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MRRA Gibson wrote

The Malden Rushett Residents Association pays tribute to Ken for all the support and loyalty he afforded to us as a Committee member for so many years. One of the founding members of the second MRRA, he was always ready to challenge injustice, particularly if it involved the unfair treatment of Malden Rushett. We cannot replace him, but we will remember him, rest in peace Ken, it was a pleasure to know you.

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HELEN ARNOLD wrote

Ken you were the best father in law and grandfather anyone could wish for . It has broken our hearts to lose you , but you did not go alone . Part of us went with you the day god called you home . You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide , and although we cannot see you , your always by our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same . But as god calls us one by one the chain will link again .
Your great with time , and fixing chains and ,tinkering in the shed . Now it’s time to go to sleep and rest your weary head .
Love always
From Helen , Charlotte, Emma and Noah

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Helen Arnold posted a picture

A Happy Grandad

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Christopher Arnold posted a picture

Ken with his Mother c. 1931

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Ken & June 13/08/1955

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Amanda Harman donated £22 in memory of Kenneth
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