17 December 2017

Vale Ken Long

Ken passed away peacefully on 9 December aged 89.

Many of you will have known him from his booking officer days, a role now carried on by son Alan. Ken's involvement with AAC goes back much further.

He was a founding Member of AAC Falls Creek and briefly on the Committee. He was involved in multiple work parties at the lodge.

He was also a founding member of AAC Anton Huette where he held every position on Committee and was Chairman from1986-1996. He was a consistent representative at AAC National  meetings.

Along with Warren Peck was involved in the setting up of Patscherkofel although he was never a member. He also skied cross country with Warren across NSW high country and used most AAC projects at some point, including, Roslyn Lodge at Thredbo, Perisher Huette, Illawong Lodge, Patscherkofel, Guthega etc (all Lodges that were part of AAC at the time).

Ken was awarded Life Membership of both Anton and National. (Read the citation for his National life membership)

Away from AAC, Ken was heavily involved in Fremasonry. He also belonged to 3 car clubs: Buick, Rolls Royce and Masonic Car Club.

Our condolences to Alan and all Ken's family.


Unknown said...

Goodonya Ken

Unknown said...

I'm sad to hear this - the loss of an AAC legend. Such a true gentleman, we will miss his thoughtful commentary on the world. Condolences to Margaret, Alan and family.