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Kenneth David (Ken) SWAIN

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LSWAIN, Kenneth David, (Ken) – Peacefully, surrounded by family, at home, aged 77 years, on Thursday, 18 May 2023. Loving husband and soulmate of Jenette, adored father and father-in-law of Jason and Gillian, Nicola Swain and Chris Smith, and loved Grandad of Allie; Kate, Quinn, and Tessa Campbell, and Ben Swain-Smith.

“If it’s going to be, it’s up to me”

A celebration of Ken’s life will be held in Lake Hayes Pavilion on Thursday, 25 May, at 1pm. Livestream available In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Queenstown Trails Trust at the service or online, reference Ken Swain.- Southern Lakes Funerals, Queenstown, FDANZ

Service Details:

Lake Hayes Pavilion


Thursday, 25 May 2023




May 24, 2023

To Jenette, Jason, Nicola & families

We were saddened to hear of Uncle Ken's passing. He was a great man, a true role model and very much respected by both of us. He was especially loved by Mum who, I know, had a special place in her heart for her little brother.

Our sincere condolences.

Donald and Helen Peterson


May 22, 2023

Dear Jenette and family

I was saddened to read of Ken’s passing when my sister sent me a photo of the notice in the paper. I wish to extend my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you, Jason, Nicki, their partners and families.

In times gone by we used to see a lot of each other, but after we moved to Wellington 36 years ago and we became busy with our respective lives, families and grandchildren that didn’t happen very often. I think the last time I saw you both in person was when Selwyn and I had a delightful lunch together at that Hilton Hotel, Frankton, probably 6-7 years ago.

When Selwyn passed away in 2018 I fondly remember receiving…

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