Ken was, indeed, a super chap and an accomplished glider pilot. He made an open and long-standing offer to any of the club members; so long as you paid the launch fee (all of about eight quid I seem to recall) he'd take you on a triangular cross-country in his ASH 25 and show you how to do it.
I took him up on his offer (as did what must have been hundreds of others over the years) and learnt a huge amount about the 'tricks of the trade' of successful cross country gliding.
A very sad loss. He died doing what he loved. Fair-winds Ken.