Vale Ken Walker
The Town of Mosman Park is today paying tribute to one of its most loved and well known residents, Ken Walker, who passed away peacefully Friday night after a short illness at the age of 102.
Mayor Pollock paid tribute to Ken, describing him as “a wonderful man who always had a smile for everyone”.
Mr Walker served his country in the Second World War, serving on Goodenough Island in the Pacific, off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Ken survived the war and returned to his family, working in local government and volunteering as President of the Mosman Park Bowling Club and was a founding member of the Mosman Park Men’s Shed.
Ken was an active member of the Mosman Park Sub Branch of the RSL, including time spent as its President, and in recognition of his standing in the community, Mr Walker was invited by the Town to plant a Lone Pine Tree at Memorial Park in 2006, the sapling propagated from the original Lone Pine that grew at Gallipoli during the First World War.
Ken lived a long and happy life and had a great sense of humour. Three years ago, upon reaching the milestone of 100, when asked what was the secret to his longevity and good health, with a cheeky grin, he attributed it to a steady diet of sweets.
The Mayor, Councillors and staff of the Town of Mosman Park extend sincere condolences to Dorothy Walker and family.
Ken Walker (left) pictured with his wife Dorothy