John Kennaugh

Many of you will have already heard of the sad passing of John Kennaugh yesterday at the age of 77. Compared to others I did not know John for much of his life and it wasn’t until recently when we were fellow Commissioners that I really got to know him. Many people I know grew up with him and indeed before I became engaged in public life he was the voice of farming and TT on the radio and ever present in the community as Captain of our Parish.

A man of small stature he was big in word and deed. A true Manxman who has left his mark on all who knew and dealt with him. A dedicated farmer, Christian, commentator and always willing to go that extra mile for our community.

The Island has lost a great man and mine and my wife’s sympathy and condolences to his wife Margaret and family.