Book of Memories of



Let the memory of

Kenneth Newman-Smart

be with us forever.


  • Born on 19th June, 1954 in Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Passed away on 18th January, 2021 in London, United Kingdom
  • Aged 66 


And I heard a voice from heaven saying,

‘Write this: Blessed are the dead who from now on die in the Lord’.

‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘they will rest from their labours, for their deeds follow them.’

Revelation 14:13

Book Owner: Mav
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Mrs Hastina Jalloh

Goodbye Ken. God grant you Eternal Rest. Mrs Hastina Jalloh …


Ayodele Cream-Wright

May angels guide and guard him still; till on their side he shall awake to join the chorus praising Thee. Continue to rest in perfect peace with the Lord, Ken. Ayodele Cream-Wright …


Mrs Hilary Nicol

Ken, you left too soon. You were kind, gentle, caring and loving to all around you. Take heart Ade and family. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Mrs Hilary Nicol …


Lara Tuboku-Metzger

Warm, wise and witty, Uncle Ken’s presence is unforgettable. Although he is not here in body, his spirit is with each person that had the opportunity to get to know him. I am so grateful for my memories of him, he taught me so much. I cherish those days during the summer holidays of learning …


Fisayo Roberts

Uncle Ken, a selfless and caring man who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for the majority of my life. Uncle Ken was a family friend but also a teacher and mentor to me personally. I spent many hours with Uncle Ken as a young boy as he worked patiently with me to improve …



Rest in power uncle Ken, you’ll be greatly missed. Love always Jazz …


Lionel Williams

Uncle Ken was good always good to me and respected me. The support he gave me growing up when I needed help with My Maths I used to go and see him every Saturday was invaluable and very much appreciated and remembered. The world has lost a good Husband, Father, Uncle and Friend  RIP …


Valerie Thompson

“Gone Too Soon” It is with sadness and a heavy heart  that I am writing this tribute. I still couldn’t believe that you are gone. You were a brother to us and saw the good in everyone. So sorry for your loss, Mavis, Karl, Daphne and the rest of the family. Ken, we thank …


Viola & Julius Bankole

Our deepest sympathy to the Newman-Smart family.  May the good lord comfort and strengthen you all at this time of your lost.  We will miss you Ken and may God perpetually shine upon your soul.  Goodnight and take your rest. …


Funmi Ogunjimi

Sister Mavis, it is my prayer that God will comfort you and your family during this sad time. May He richly bless you as you mourn, and may the light of His presence be a continual source of comfort. Uncle Ken, may your soul rest in everlasting peace. Amen. …


Karin Hyde

My deepest condolences to Mavis, Karl, Daphne and all the family. Fond memories from childhood when he was a neighbour for many years. May his soul rest in perfect peace. …


Yvonne S Williams

When peace like a river attendeth my way. When sorrows like sea billows roll What ever my lot ,thou has taught me to say it is well it is well with my soul.  It is not well with me but with the help of God it shall and will be well.🙏🙏😭😭 KENNETH NEWMAN SMART …


Djamel Newman-Smart

It is with deepest sorrow and sadness that I write this tribute to you. You were an uncle in a million. My uncle was humble, kind, loving, caring and with a good heart and soul!!! I remember like it was yesterday when I had hoop dreams and we would ride our bikes every Sunday …


Femi Newman-Smart

God said it’s time, He said you’ve done enough. He put His arms around my Uncle Ken and whispered, “Come with me”. You always had your arm around our family, through the joy and pain, sunshine and rain. You were a calming voice and presence, throughout it all; Birthdays, Christenings etc. He never overwhelmed …


Catherine Crowther

God gave and He takes His beloved son to His glorious home to stay and rest.    May you rest peacefully Ken in the arms of Jesus. …


Bernard Williams

We are saddened at the sudden passing away of Kenneth Newman-Smart, married to our cousin Mavis fomerly Pabs-Garnon. Ken has always been part and parcel of our family since growing up. We mourn his loss; he is gone, he was a unique character, so fit, a keen sportsman, so helpful to all. He touched …


Moses, Aisie, Michael , Amalia & Daniel


Ronald, Florence & Sean Johnson

Your life was a BLESSING.   Your Memory a TREASURE.   You are Loved beyond words and missed beyond MEASURE.   QuotesGram …


Glenna Thompson

  Kenneth was my first cousin, but older than me by a number of years. Inevitable as whilst his mother, the late Aunty Renie was the first born, my late father was the last of the Thompson siblings. Perhaps it was this age gap that led him one Sunday to convince my mother, no, …


Alfred Thomas

Sometimes it is hard to find words to express one’s feelings of the demise of loved ones. I got to know Ken (and Mavis), some 31 years ago, when I came to the U.K. They’ve been personal friends of my sister for a long time. I’ve found Ken as we all know him, to …


Norman Thompson

TRIBUTE TO A MAN WHO LOVED LIFE – MY COUSIN, BROTHER  AND FRIEND I wanted to pay tribute to a man who still lives on in the hearts of every person he has touched because he loved people, was loved in return and above all loved life and living. Kenneth or Sir Ken to …

Norman Thompson

Ada Johnson

I miss you Ken, you are in God’s hand, free from pain. We will miss your smile and gentle caring personality. Rest In Peace. Ada Johnson. …


Taiwo Johnson (Iva)

It is with a heavy heart that I write this tribute to Ken.  Ken, you are safe in the arms of Jesus who loves you best. Ken possessed all the qualities of love and affection which he showed to his dear wife Mavis and son Karl. He was caring, loving, gentle, sympathetic, religious, a …


Ivy Johnson

Uncle Ken, as I called him, passed away on the eve of my beloved’s funeral. He had helped me proof-read my tribute to my beloved. He said it was not good enough and that I should make it juicy. This showed the type of person he was. Ken passed away a few hours after …


Maurice Nicol & family

Kenneth Desmond Benedict Newman-Samrt was the tertius to late Professor Newman and Mrs Viola Smart was born on 19th June 1954 in Freetown Sierra Leone, followed by his Quartus Daphne. The Primus Gloria and Secundus Donald are now in the safe arms of Jesus. Into the foundations of a stellar pedigree from which platform …


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