Vale – Ken Ven

It is with sadness that news has reached the club that Ken Venn has passed away.

Ken had been a member of this club since he was 11 years old – 73 years as a member; a record that may never be surpassed. Ken was a life member and Commodore from 1984 to 1986. He sailed HWS, LWS and the Mirror with his two children winning two Aggregate trophies in 1987/88 & 1989/90.


The following two articles were published in the Herald-Sun today advising of Ken’s passing on Thursday night approx. 11:00am.

1.   VENN. Ken. Passed away peacefully Aged 84 Loved husband of Lynette. Father of Joanne, Allan and Christina, father-in-law of David, Sarah and Josh. Cherished grandfather of Reef, Sonny and Kai. A Lifetime of Memories.

2.   VENN. The Funeral Service for Mr Ken Venn will be held at the Brighton Church of Christ, cnr Male and Wilson Streets, Brighton on TUESDAY (Mar. 28, 2017) commencing at 11.00 a. m. Private Cremation will follow.


Lyn would very much appreciate any Mordialloc club members who knew Ken to attend the funeral this coming Tuesday, if possible.


Peter White