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10 April 2010 3,913 views 23 Comments

Sadly Janet’s Dad passed away just after 5pm on Friday April 9th.

Kenneth Squire (1918 – 2010), was a lovely man who along with wife Betty, has done so much for Janet, myself, Sam and Adam. Ken was a carpenter and a shopkeeper by trade, born to simple values in a bygone age – he was very proud to have served his country in the Army in the second world war. He loved his cricket and football and was never happier than when hearing about Adam’s latest exploits on the pitch. We will miss him dearly, but always remember him clearly as such a kind, caring loving husband, father, and father in law and grandfather.

There’s a lot of sadness and tears for Janet, myself, Sam, Adam and Betty around here right now as we come to terms with our loss. I’ll address matters of a TBL nature again when appropriate.    

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  • jon stratton said:

    Deepest condolences Dave to you and your family
    jon stratton

  • Le Pabic said:

    condolences to you all.
    Best wishes.

  • Ian Andrews said:

    Sad news. Condolences to you and your family.

    Those pix are great – remember him that way.

  • Fiona said:

    Our sincere condolences & love at this sad time. What lovely photos & happy memories – sure that they will be of comfort to you in the coming days. love to all your family from Fiona & Tony xx

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Michael,Cliff,Gary,Ian,Nigel,Eddie,Tommy,Craig,Benn,James and to eveyone who has emailed – we are very touched by your comments which have given us strength at this sad time. It means so much to us and thank you again.

  • James Rimmer said:

    Sorry to hear the news Dave. Take strength from those “..values from a bygone age..” … lord knows there’s not enough ’round these days. All the best to the family.

    New Zealand

  • Benn Kempster said:

    Thoughts are with you and your family at such a sad time. The cricketing picture shows that he was able to clear the front leg out of the way to give it a whack – he’d obviously have done well in the modern game! An innovator, perhaps?

  • Craig Walker said:


    My condolences to you and your family durring this difficult time.

  • Tommy Gamard said:


    I am so very sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I hope that you and your family are doing well during this difficult time.

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    If there is anything we can do to ease the road ahead, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

    We are hear for you and yur family.

    Once again, I am very sorry.

    Tommy Gamard

  • Eddie Edwards said:


    So sorry to hear of this. My thoughts are with you and all your family. It’s clear from the wonderful photos that you have many happy memories to treasure.

    Very best wishes,

  • Nigel Shoesmith said:

    Sincere condolences to you and your family Dave at this very sad time.

  • Ian Avey said:


    Sorry to hear the sad news, and our thoughts are with you.

    Best Wishes,


  • Gary Davies said:

    Dave, Janet, Sam, Adam, and Betty, we’re very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Kenneth. Thinking of you all at this very sad time.

    Gary, Deb and family. xxxxx

  • Cliff Hilliard said:

    Please pass on my heart felt thoughts to Janet, Janet’s mother, Sam, and Adam upon this great sadness of news.

    Kenneth appeared to have been an upstanding, decent and well respected family man to which we should all take a moment to reflect in our lives and appreciate how precious our family and friends really are.

    No words can ease the pain you must all be suffering, but fond memories of days gone by spent together will I hope comfort you all now.

    Best wishes

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    Many thanks for those kind comments and may I pass condolences from here for your losses

  • Michael Rae said:

    My sincere condolences to you and your family, Dave.

    Mr Squire was obviously a great bloke from an extraordinary generation.

    Best wishes to you, Janet, Sam, Adam and especially Betty at this very sad time.

    Cheers mate,


  • Hunt Sidway said:

    Deepest sympathies and prayers for all of you. Having just lost my mum six weeks ago, and my brother-in-law’s dad this morning, my heart goes out to you and Janet, Sam, Adam, Betty and fam. Eternal Memory for beloved Kenneth!

  • Dave Lewis (author) said:

    John,Andy,Tom,Russell,Billy -your kind words and thoughts mean a lot to us and we are very touched by your kindness – Billy that song will remain ever poignant in my mind of this time – I was incredibly moved by your comments
    We love and appreciate all your thoughts

  • Billy McCue said:

    Looking at these great photos and thinking how ironic and poignant it is that I’ve just been listening to “When An Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease.” I’m going to give it another spin in honor on Ken Squier, may he rest in peace, and may his beloved family find comfort in many fine memories of his eventful life. The big smiles in those photos tell the true story. My best to you and the entire Squire/Lewis family.


  • russell ritchin said:

    i am sad to hear of your loss he sounded like a really nice guy who had a loving familly and i am sure he was aware of this,my deepest
    sympathy to you and your familly.

  • Tom Cory said:

    Very sorry to hear this Dave. Condolences to you and the rest of the family.

  • andy said:

    sorry to hear about your loss

  • John Webster said:

    Very sad news for you all. If its any comfort it sounds like he had a good long life.

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