Roberts, Kenneth Michael

Kenneth Michael Roberts

14th December 1946 ~ 23rd October 2020

Passed away after a long battle.

Devoted husband to Shirley.

Cherished father of Paulette and Brett.

Treasured Grandpa of Kelli and Melissa.

Loved by all that met and knew him.


Ken's funeral service will be livestreamed

on Thursday October 29th, 2020 at 2pm.

To view Ken’s service, please visit the link below.

22 Tributes

  1. Peter
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    You were in my life when we were young,time took us to different corners of earth,but friendship that you have gone,the memories remain..may you rest in peace ndugu..p

  2. Mark Adams
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    Ken was one of the most kind and generous people I have ever known. He was a loyal family man who loved the Hawthorn Footy Club nearly as much as his family and he had an amazing sense of humour. I remember fondly as a kid playing cards with Ken and his unique shuffling style. Mum would always tell him to stop rubbing his belly at the dinner table, something which Ken would proudly do. RIP Ken you lived a great life and I am better for knowing you.

    • Monique Butler
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      “You fought so hard and God saw you getting tired.
      So He wrapped his arms around you and whispered. “ Come To Me “.
      And He gave you rest.
      Rest In Peace in your Saviour’s love, my dear cousin, until we meet again.
      Forever, in our hearts and thoughts you’ll stay.
      Cousin Monique and family.🙏❤️🌹🌹😢

  3. Paulette
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    Daddy. Life will never be the same. We would talk on the phone many times a day. I’m gonna miss saying good morning my dadda followed by the feeling that everything the day is bringing to me will be ok. I love you so much and as traumatic and exhausting as our last week together was I loved being there for you the way you were there for me my entire life. I hope that the decisions I made for you that week were the right ones. I would have given anything for you not to have suffered so much. It broke my heart. My heart will never be healed. I love you so much and I miss you every second you’re not here. I am so proud to call you my dad. Goodbye my hero. You’re with the angels now. ❤️😪😘

  4. Andree and Peter
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    We are so sorry to lose you dear friend. You will always be in our hearts and minds.

    Andree and Peter

  5. Mairi and Terry
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    Ken we have such wonderful memories of happy times spent in watching footy together, having a glass or two or just sitting talking and we were thankful you were well enough to visit us last year in Moama. You will be greatly missed! Mairi and Terry

  6. Shirley Roberts
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    My husband
    My lover
    My friend of 50 years
    There are no words to express how my life will be without you
    Sometimes you drove me crazy but you were the most loving devoted and caring husband father and grandpa.
    We went everywhere together but now you’ve gone with the angels and have been reunited with your loved ones.
    Until we meet again I will love you. Forever.
    Goodbye my love.

  7. Kerry Taylor
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    My memories of Uncle Ken

    He always was making us laugh. He loved his curry and chile.
    We had the same birthdate and when I was a young girl liked to tease me with I am Ken from Kenya!
    He loved to talk about Missy and was always a kind and family person.
    Loving memories

  8. Fleure
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    Lovely Person always making U laugh – I have a Video of him with his little suitcase going to Play bowls and I got to Chat with him earlier this year – will cherish those memories
    Rest in Peace dearest Uncle Ken

  9. Chantal Adonis
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    To you Uncle Ken,
    It’s Chantal yr niece. ( Meurna’s first daughter).

    I know at some point in my life you knew me as a baby or a toddler. By the time you left Seychelles i was a child . I don’t have full recollection of you. But in photographs I’ve seen you in the mini moke with uncle Terry enjoying a beautiful day by the beach side at La Pointe Aux Sel.
    Eventhough we’ve lived on different continents,you will and forever be remembered and loved and cherished by all the family back home… We reminise knowing you’re no longer pain and you left peacefully. You are now with all those who left us. Grandma , Grandpa, Uncle Terry. Till we meet again Ton Ken.

    Shirley and family my deepest sympathy to everyone. I will definitely be drinking a seybrew in his honour back home. Love you all… Kisses and hugs

  10. Brian Adams
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    Brother Ken I have known you for a very long time and have some fond memories on our journey through life. l will
    always remember how you stood by me and supported me in my hour of need.l remember when Terry and l took you
    to Victoria Park which set you on course to your relationship with your beloved Hawks. We always enjoyed a bet on the horses and dogs but l must say some of your tips were pretty average but we had a lot of fun trying to back a winner. I admired your devotion to your family and friends.
    I am going to miss you, love you like a brother.
    Brother Brian

  11. Valerie Barallon
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    May your soul rest in peace Ken. I will remember you fondly xox

  12. Richard giza
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    Thank You kindly for alerting me to Your Father’s sudden passing away which saddens me greatly as He was a good friend and great believer in us reaching stars with our progressive ideas to serve mankind and secure our families future!

    Unfortunately though, the unforgiving disease cut our wings so we wouldn’t fly high enough to reach our goals but instead condemned us to going back to mother earth to make space for next generations which will come after us.

    As I’m heading the same place as Your beloved Father where perhaps Him snd I meet again please, accept in the meantime my hole-hearted condolences and pass them on to Your Mother and Brother while I’ll be saying my humble prayer for Your Father’s soul and perhaps His and my not so distant reunion on the other side of the mythical river Styx!

    Kind Regards, sincerely sharing Your grief family friend,

    Richard Giza/RG

  13. Jeff birrell
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    Ken, you were the father I never had and the father in law I’d always wanted, I promised you I would take care of the girls, that promise I will keep, may you always pick a winner, happy punting, Rest In Peace. And go hawks!!!!!
    Jeff xx

  14. Rosalea Roberts
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    Ken Roberts One of Nature’s Gentlemen,always a Smile a quick joke the nicest of men,to know him was to Love him,Sincere Sympathy to Shirley and his Family Fly high with the Angels till we meet again GOD BLESS 🙏💖

  15. The Savy Family - Gemma, Fleure, Tina and Danielle
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    Our beloved Uncle Ken we will never forget the loving family man that you were, the generous time you gave others and the many laughs we had with you. You lived a full life surrounded by people who loved you dearly. RIP and fly high with all the Angels. Our thoughts are with Shirley, Paulette, Brett and children today as you farewell a legend of a man.

  16. Pete Bailey
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    Ken, you will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered for always being just you…. Warm, funny and always in good spirits, that is the legacy that will stay with me forever. Rest in Peace uncle, gone but never forgotten.

  17. Terry
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    Ton Ken.. I may not have many memories with you but somehow always felt a closeness in spirit. I will always cherish our video call not so long back where we spoke for ages and I sat there in awe looking at you my Uncle, hearing about your stories of growing up in Kenya and listening speak about your family with such detail and love.. I felt so privileged to hear your words and to have some of your time and in that moment and now also, wish I had more.

    I really will cherish the memory of that day and how again, I could feel your spirit. Thank you for the love for the family – you are greatly loved by the family even though distance separates us.

    I am saddened and at tears – but I know you are at peace now and that along with Grandmother Paulette, Grandfather Edmond, your brothers Terry and Gary you are somewhere with the family having your reunion and are waiting for us to come join you once it is time.

    Keep on watching over your family, Tante Shirley and your kids. They miss you sorely.

    To Tante Shirley, Paulette, Brett – thank you for sharing his beautiful ceremony and the words that have comforted us. I wish, and so does mum (Peurl) that we could be there for you. I send love to you all and I will endeavour to come pay my respects in person soon.

    Lots of love

  18. Dave and Ginny
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    Ken, it was a privilege to know you, so far apart and yet so close. |Please rest in peace, stay with us forever. God bless.

  19. Alison Davenport
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    There are few people who exude a genuinely kind, warm ,generous persona that a 4 and 6 year old never ever forget them. But that is you Ken! You and Shirleys impact on our family was so great that my children from that moment loved you both like they new you always.
    What a privilege that you are part of our family. You will live forever in our hearts and your personality will live with us all. All our live Alison , Tim, Adam, Casey and Zack xxx

  20. terry and ros champion
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    Terry and Ros Champion
    So sad to see you go just after retirement when your life should just be beginning .We will always remember having a few drinks and watching the footie with you and how your beloved Hawks who could do no wrong.
    You were funny and liked by all who met you. Rest in peace, dear Ken. Our love goes to Shirley, Brett, Paulette an d the girls
    Terry and Ros.

  21. Jan Love
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    Our deepest Condolences to
    Shirley Paulette, Brett, Kelli, Melissa and family on the loss of Ken whom will never be forgotten and greatly missed. To our beloved brother-in-law who we were lucky to have in our lives and was loved deeply. Jan and Larry. R.I.P.

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