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Kenneth Wakefield Schooling

1926 - 2023

Peacefully called into the Presence of His Lord on 29th December 2023 at Delph House Care Home aged 97 years. Reunited with his beloved Olive. Dearly loved Father, Grandad and Great Grandad of Graham, Lynne, Gillian and Alison and their families. Private burial. Thanksgiving Service at Broadstone Baptist Church at 12 pm on the 18th January 2024. Family flowers only but donations to Barnardos if desired can be made through this website.

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  1. Ken was as patient and fair a man as you could hope to meet….a godly man who was well suited to being a church elder – and my landlord!
    He put up with my immaturity and my mess, and sought to counsel me many times. I only intended to stay for two weeks with them – but Ken and Olive did such a good job of hosting me that I stayed for eight years! Ken loved to watch many different sports on TV, and I well remember a conversation we had one evening of whether it would be worth staying up to watch Michael Johnson compete in the Atlanta Olympics 200m Sprint Final…at about 1.30 in the night! ‘It’s gonna make us really tired for the morning’, I considered…to which Ken countered ‘Yes, but history might be made!’
    In the event, Sleep vs Sprinting, the sprinting won out – and Ken was right – history was made – Johnson ran a time that stood as the record for many years until the force they call Usain Bolt came on the scene.
    My thoughts are with you, Graham, Lynne, Alison and Gillian.
    You know your dad was a wonderful man – you don’t need me to tell you that – but I pray that you will all trust for yourselves in the One your dad lived his life for… Jesus Christ…his Saviour and his Lord.

    Steve Dunn
  2. We have many fond memories of Ken whilst growing up – especially our outings out with the church on bank holiday. He was a gentle, lovely man who took an interest in us growing up, and also in our faith. I (Rachel) remember him chatting to me about my faith and talking to me about being baptised. Jon remembers a time at funeral of a young friend, Ken said to him, ‘God doesn’t want us here, He wants us to be with Him’. Jon last saw Ken just before he died, on a visit to Haskins, Jon said Hello to him, but he was unable to recognise him. Although sad to lose a dad, someone you loved so dearly, for him now it is far better. We as a family wish you all the best and send our love to you. x

    Jon & Rachel Dawson
  3. Remembering the “good old days” with Ken and the whole Schooling family. They were a big part in our church family as we grew up together. Ken was a quiet man who was faithful in his commitment to Christ. Ken was thoughtful and kind and was blessed with a healthy and long life.
    Sending love to all the Schooling family.
    Jenny Lee (nee Cook) xx

    Jenny Lee

Service Details

Thursday, January 18th 2024 - 12:00
Broadstone Baptist Church, 43 York Road, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 8EW
Lesley Shand Funeral Service
Corfe Mullen

Family flowers only.

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