Mr Kenneth Sidney Swain



Ken, husband, father, granddad and great-granddad and friend, sadly passed away at the age of 87 on 25/01/2021.

Although Ken eventually succumbed to heart failure, he had previously survived 2 heart attacks and was given a Quadruple Heart Bypass in the autumn of 2008.

Thanks to this amazing life-saving surgery, he was able to continue living an active life for another 12 years.

It is therefore fitting that we chose the British Heart Foundation for his friends and family to donate to in his memory.

If you are able to donate, please do select the Gift Aid option, this makes such a difference. Thank you. 

Charity details

British Heart Foundation

From funding life saving research, to campaigning for those affected by heart and circulatory diseases. Your donations are changing lives.

Registered Number 225971

Messages of condolence

A much loved friend, with a shared passion for walking in the hills with the BDOPC


In fond memory of Ken and with love to Hilary and her family and Ken's family. Donald and Pat.

Mr Donald Murray

With loving memories of Ken and ongoing love to Hilary and the rest of the family. Catherine & Andrew

Mrs Catherine Williamson

Many happy memories of Ken. His smiling face and laughter will always be remembered. Rest in Peace.

Mr & Mrs Doug Martin

We have great memories of Ken over the last 40 years, backpacking, camping, walking, bar b q's and dinners, lively conversation and of course always with his pipe! Thinking of you Hils and all the family at this sad time. Love Mick and Donna

Mr Michael Taylor

Dear Ken We are so sorry that we are saying Farewell to you. You have been a huge part of our family for so many years, and we have so many memories. We will always remember your strength and resilience, your hugs, your after-dinner tales, and the care and attention you gave to your garden. I'm a better gardener for knowing you Ken! We will always be there for Mum, and we send our Love and Condolences to your family, and your friends that have loved and known you all these years. Rest now, and be at Peace. Love Always, Lou Baggett and Jasmyn Earl

Miss Lou Baggett

Have so enjoyed your comapny over the years and so sorry we will not be sharing coffee with you again. Have many happy memories

Mr & Mrs Rob & Sue Hughes

It’s time to bid farewell to my oldest friend All memories of time spent with Ken are good Never a crossed word Never a dull moment Never a passed tearoom ! Thanks mate Dave and Lynn

Mrs Lynn Kelly

Hilary, we are so sad you have lost Ken and our hearts go out to you. You have both been special friends to us over the years and we will miss Ken so much. We are also thinking very much of Ken's family and send all our love.

Mr John Perriment

Dearest Ken, My abiding memory of you shall always be meeting up with you at a random garden centre/coffee shop in Edale - the middle of the Peak District after I had completed my Silver DofE Expedition. I shall always remember walking up towards the coffee shop thinking..."Those two bikes appear awfully familiar" and as I walked closer the next thought was "As does that laugh..." turning the corner - their were you and Hilary sat at a table drinking coffee sharing a joke with another couple - big grin on your face - drawing on your pipe. A memory from 25 years ago - that seems like only yesterday. May you rest in peace amongst the Hills that you so dearly loved. Thoughts and Prayers with Hilary and all the family on this day Philip

Mr Philip Gray

Ken I have fond memories of all the good times we spent together over many years you will be sadly missed by all those that shared your life rest in peace.

Mrs Sylvia Spratling

Thinking of Hils and her family. Also to our cousins and their children. He was a very proud husband, father and grandfather. So sorry we cannot be there on this sad occasion. We send our love: Jeff and family Di and family Lyn and family


We will miss our lively discussions and your wit. We will always remember you falling asleep at the beginning of the yoga class and I had to come and wake you up. Every time we go back to the Lake District we will think of you. Love and best wishes Sara and Tony

Mr Tony Binding

We have such amazing memories of Ken from the days of the walking club onwards. Famous for his desert that he always made for our BBQs! We will always remember Hillary and Kens beautiful wedding in the Lakes where all four of us have such happy memories. X love Ruth and Dave Hart

Mrs RUTH Hart

A good friend and hill walking companion. We will always remember Ken’s need for a tea-shop stop at some time along the way! So many happy and fond memories over the years. Barry and Chris Foster

Mr & Mrs Barry Foster