Ken Southwick died peacefully on the 14th December 2021, at the ripe old age of 98! He was an Honorary Fellow of the Institute since 2004, having first joined in 1956, and had always maintained an active involvement with his Branch, the West Midlands, Birmingham and Coventry Branch, frequently speaking knowledgeably about wear resistant cast irons. He was elected President of the West Midlands Section in 1973 and President of the Birmingham Branch in 1980. During the entire period of his membership, it was rare for him to be absent from either technical meetings or branch Council meetings.
In 1990 he was awarded the Institute’s Meritorious Services Medal and in 1996, the E.J Fox Medal for his outstanding work on behalf of the cast metals industry and the institute.
Ken’s funeral service will be held at 12.30pm on Thursday, January 27th at The Church at Perton. Masks must be worn in the church.
The Church at Perton
The service will be followed by a private burial at Bilston Cemetery.
After the service, refreshments will be served at The Mount Hotel in Tettenhall. Sally and I will join at The Mount after the burial.
The Mount Hotel
Wolverhampton WV6 8HL
Tel 01902 752055
There will be a Collection Box at the service for donations to the charities Ken supported. Family flowers only.