Grandfather Ken wins his funeral

Oxfordshire grandfather Ken Stevens has won a pre-paid funeral plan in a prize draw organised by A B Walker.

Ken, a 71 year old from Sonning Common in South Oxfordshire who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015, said he wanted to “minimise the admin” at a difficult time for his wife.

He added: “I cannot be certain how much time I have left to save up for [a funeral].

“It is comforting to know that this major aspect of advance planning is now already settled.”

He had already set up a Will and prepared an information pack for after his death, including draft notification letters to the bank, utilities and pension company.

Ken chose a cremation at Reading Crematorium. He also suggested his ashes could be scattered in Shetland where he used to live, or Hampstead Heath, where he proposed to his wife in the 1960s.

A B Walker Director Julian Walker said: “Death is something that no one wants to think about, and that’s natural. But for many people planning their funeral has brought peace of mind. It also allows you to save money by purchasing a funeral at today’s prices rather than what they may be in the future.”

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