Passed away peacefully at Warrnambool on Monday 26th July, 2021

Dearly loved husband of Betty for 72 years

Devoted father of Peter, Jan Watts (dec.) and Dianne McFadden

Cherished father-in-law of Kay, Peter and Michele, and Mark

Adored Grandfather of Kylie and Steve, Jane and Shawn;

Kate and Simon, Daniel and Ashley;

Ashlea and Lachlan, Hannah and Jeremy

Great Grandfather of Eva and Zoe

He was ours and we loved him so

Late 2/23rd Battn

It was Ken’s wish for a Private Funeral

Funeral Notice

ServiceView live stream

The Service will be Live Streamed on FRIDAY (July 30) commencing at 11.00a.m., it can be viewed on the 'Streaming Section'


  1. Rest In Peace Ken. A life well lived! You left the world in better shape than you found it. Our thoughts are with Dianne, Mark, Ashleah, Hannah and the Kearney family.

    David McFadden July 30, 2021
  2. Dear Betty,Dianne,Mark and girls and family. Ken was a beautiful caring man and a great neighbour for many years. Ken had the best garden in Hayley Driver. Our thoughts are with you all. Love Michelle,Darren,Melinda and Josh Brown xxxx

    Michelle Brown July 30, 2021
  3. Ken was one of those rare people who immediately touched the life of anyone he met.

    A man of honor, integrity and intelligence with a deep love for his family and immense pride in his country. His warm welcoming smile and sincere interest in others brightened the world around him.

    We wish we had met him sooner so we could have known him longer. He surely will not be forgotten.

    We send love and heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

    Don and Constance Spencer July 29, 2021
  4. I feel privileged to have known Ken for over 50 years. Our two families have been very close since Peter and I were at school together. We all enjoying many Sunday lunches at Naringal, often with Ken providing the beautifully prepared meat. Even when I moved away, a visit to Ken and Betty was always top of the list on my visits home.
    Mum and Dad also travelled overseas with Ken and Betty and they all enjoyed regaling us with their exploits, which were a bit on the wild side for those of mature years. They must have had a ball!
    Richard and I, and the whole Wilton clan, will really miss him. Our love and thoughts are with Betty, Peter and Dianne and extended family. Lyn Simons.

    Lyn Simons July 29, 2021
  5. Sincere condoleances to Betty, Peter and Diane. We remember the good old friendship days of the swimming club events and trips

    Yola and Robert Bennoun July 29, 2021
  6. Mr. Kearney left a true Legacy in his proud service for Country, and Family, that has continued positive service for the community in many forms.
    Condolences to all his family who have so many treasured memories of a long life well-lived.

    Paul Cykner July 28, 2021
  7. Condolences to the family from an old WHS boy dating back to the 60’s.

    James Barrett July 28, 2021
  8. I didn’t know Mr Kearney, but I wish I had met him. I have heard wonderful things about a courageous war veteran and devoted family man. May the family be comforted by many cherished memories and knowing so many people cared about him.

    I am a friend of Ashley’s parents, Don and Constance Spencer

    Shirley A Myers July 28, 2021