The late Mr Ken Rawlings
OUR DOGS is sorry to record the death, on Sunday October 14th, of Mr Ken Rawlings. He was 88 and had been ill for sometime.
Along with his wife, who predeceased him, he enjoyed success in the show ring under the famous Antarctica prefix in Shih Tzu in Tibetan Terriers. A Kennel Club marker since 1964 he was involved with Windsor Championship Show for many years.
Ken Rawlings was the longest serving member of the Windsor Championship Show committee. He joined the Society in 1966 and shortly afterwards was elected to the committee. He became Vice Chairman in 1977 and succeeded the late Gp Capt. Sutton as Chairman in 1991.
Ken was a very successful businessman and this was reflected in the business acumen and many innovative ideas which he brought to Windsor. The well-known "pink jackets" for the committee, an idea later taken up by Crufts and many other Societies, was Ken's idea and he personally sponsored the total cost of these.
Ken was dedicated to Windsor and will be sadly missed by us all, especially at our shows. He was never happier than when positioned in his favourite spot in front of the admin area where he was able to watch the show and welcome all who passed by. Our sincerest sympathy goes to his two sons and their families.
The funeral is to be held on Thursday, October 25th, at Chiltern Crematorium, Whielden Road, Old Amersham, at 12 noon. No flowers by request, but donations made to be sent to the Hospice of St Francis, c/o Cooks Funeral Service, 72 Broad Street, Chesham, HP5 3DX.
IRENE TERRY, Secretary, Windsor Dog Show Society.