STANIFORTH: Lion Ken

Lions Club of Salisbury & District.

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Immediate Past District Governor (105D) Ken Staniforth MJF passed away this afternoon, 19th July 2019, in Salisbury District Hospital.

As most of you will be aware, Ken had been fighting Myeloma Cancer of the blood for the last couple of years and had given it a fantastic fight as only he could. Unfortunately, in the last few days, he caught pneumonia and his immune system was too weak to fight this final hurdle.

Luckily, District Governor 105SC Lion Jarvis Macdonald and Past Council Chairman MD105 Lion Peter Burnett visited him in hospital yesterday evening and presented him with his Past District Governor medal and chain; his pride in receiving this was obvious and he had a huge smile on his face.

He really was an amazing man, and his love and enthusiasm for Lions were really contagious.

A least he is no longer suffering and is now at peace. He will be long remembered as a Gentleman, a Lion, a friend and the final District Governor of District 105D.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Ken’s partner Lion Jean Lock and the rest of his family at this most difficult time.