Saturday, July 28, 2018

PLANS FOR KEN

I want to thank everyone for your nice Comments on the Blog and your Cards and Expressions of Sympathy.  I was overwhelmed.  Thank you.


October 11 at 11:00 AM in Richmond, VA

I want all of our family and friends to know that Ken's family and I have made plans to have a Memorial Service for Ken on October 11 (our Anniversary) at 11:00 AM.  The service will be at the Greenwood Memorial Park in Richmond, VA.  Richmond is where our roots are.  Ken and I had bought a Niche for two in Greenwood way back in March of 1997.  It was within a few miles of our home then.  And, we were both surprised when we found out that my parents are buried just around the curve from his parents in the same cemetery.

We hope that you will join us, if you are in the area.  We are planning a reception following the ceremony and would be most appreciative if you could let me or Mike know if you will be here.  More details will follow.



December 14 at 2:30 PM at Hawthorne at Leesburg, FL

Well, our roots are in Richmond, but our home is now in Florida.  Many of our friends and neighbors here are "Snowbirds" and have flown north for the summer.  I have decided to wait for them to return later in the year before doing anything.  Therefore, I am planning a Celebration of Ken's Life on December 14 (his birthday) at 2:30 PM at Hawthorne at Leesburg, FL.

Ken always enjoyed the many Happy Hours that we hosted and went to during our RV days  Therefore following the ceremony:

Happy Hour
Hawthorne at Leesburg
Friday, December 14 at 3:30 PM
Bring your own Chair, what you want to Drink, and a Dish to Share! 

I hope you will be able to join us for this occasion.  More details will follow.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

EWBANK, KENNETH R.


Announcement in the  

RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH, Sunday, July 1, 2018




EWBANK, Kenneth R., 85, of Leesburg, Florida, formerly of Richmond, Virginia, passed away on June 28, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Faye, of almost 40 years; five children and three grandchildren.


I am so very glad that my Blog posting a few days ago did reach many of you.  I am so grateful for all the wonderful memories that poured in from our family and friends.  Yes, Ken was quite a guy!!

I think I have decided to take a trip to Richmond in the Fall to have a small memorial service for Ken  at the cemetery where we already have niches waiting for our ashes.  And, on Ken's birthday, December 14th, I'd like to have a memorial service for him at our home here in Hawthorne at Leesburg.  I think that's a good plan so I don't have to plan anything now.  I do hope that some of you will be able to join us.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

POSTING VERY SAD NEWS

I have not written in our Blog for quite awhile.  Some of you may have forgotten all about Ken and Faye with an "e".  It just seemed there was not enough time in the day to update the Highway Runner Blog. 

But today I simply had to find the time to share some very sad news with you.  Ken, my beloved husband of nearly 40 yeas, and a friend to many of you, died yesterday morning (June 28) a little before five o'clock.


Ken had suffered a terrible illness - several terrible illnesses -- since March 5th when he entered the hospital with the flu, pneumonia, a mild heart attack, the main valve in heart was not working, aorta aneurysm, his kidney function was low, potassium high.   Not to mention COPD and asthma which he lived with all the time.  Secondary to all of that, he had two sores on his left big toe that would not heal.  Not diabetes but vascular disease.  By the time of his death, Ken had been in four hospitals and three rehabilitation centers.  He had aspiration pneumonia and CDIFF and both legs had been amputated above the knee.  It seemed that every time he would make progress toward getting well, another setback would occur.  Finally, on Thursday morning Ken's body could take no more.  He is finally at peace now.

Ken was a fun-loving guy and his smile and sense of humor will be missed by all of us.  We had many, many great years together and created lots of wonderful memories with friends and family.  Thank you all for that.