Tributes to Hatfield man killed in Welwyn Garden City bus crash

THE family of a 62-year-old dad-of four, who was killed when his electric wheelchair was in collision with a bus, have paid tribute to him. Ken Mills from Hatfield died in the crash on the A6129, near Stanborough Lakes, WGC, on Monday last week. Mr Mills,

THE family of a 62-year-old dad-of four, who was killed when his electric wheelchair was in collision with a bus, have paid tribute to him.

Ken Mills from Hatfield died in the crash on the A6129, near Stanborough Lakes, WGC, on Monday last week.

Mr Mills, who had Multiple Sclerosis, had lived in Clarke's Road since he was a child.

Speaking on behalf of the family, daughter Angela said: "Dad was an extremely positive person and, despite his illness, he believed he was a lucky man.


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"He spent a lot of time with his friends, sharing jokes with them and he volunteered regularly to ensure that they could all have a good day out."

A former Countess Anne and St Audrey's School pupil, Ken loved sport and often took part in football and running at school - he was later to support Watford FC.

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After leaving school he joined the Army, until in 1980 when he joined Davis Ridley Shop Fitters and Joinery Specialists as a bench joiner.

In 2004 he was made redundant when the firm went into liquidation.

The grandfather-of-six was married twice, had two daughters and a son with his first wife and one daughter with his second wife.

A member of high IQ society Mensa, he had a love of irony and puns. He was renowned for his sense of humour.

The keen gardener was diagnosed with MS in 1987 and although his physical abilities steadily diminished, he always retained his independence.

Ken's funeral will be held at Harwood Crematorium in Knebworth on Thursday.

All enquiries can be made to JJ Burgess Funeral Directors on 01707 262122.

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