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Ken Farrow

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Ken was an inspirational character, never boring, often controversial, always stimulating company.
Professionally a chartered engineer, corrosion scientist and expert in the field of failure investigations, he was also an a prolific oil painter and proud member of the Society of Authors.
A longtime enthusiastic recreational diver, as a British Sub Aqua Club First Class Diver and National Instructor, Ken did much to develop divers and instructors throughout Scotland, from 1981 over 13yrs as Regional Coach for the whole of Scotland and later North Scotland.
Later an interest in recreational mixed gas diving and the use of rebreathers followed.
He died of heart failure sitting on a rock, looking westward, after a dive at Noup Head, Westray, Orkney.
He will be missed by his family and friends, and remembered with tears but also a lot of laughter, he was an entertaining speaker whatever the subject.
A neighbour's young son was giggling as one of Ken's oil paintings of nude women, quick as a flash, Ken pointed out he hadnt painted the clothes on yet!!!!

Added by: Alison Farrow on 3 December 2008.

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