Students and residents of Stantonbury will remember Ken from his time running the local shop.
Ken was a popular figure amongst many students and the tributes pouring in for Ken on social media cement those thoughts after news spread that he had passed away.
Below are some kind words from many of his customers.
Jahaira - ''My condolences , he was such a nice man to me and my girls. RIP''
Catherine - ''Oh no rip ken, a true legend. He knew every kids names in the school I think.''
Mandy - ''So sad he was a big part of our lifes love to his family at this sad time.''
Tracey - '' RIP Ken, the face of Stantonbury Local Centre. X''
Comments are in their hundreds.
Kens son Bhupinder posted on social media a tribute to his late father.
“As some of you may be aware, my dad (known to many of you as "Ken") sadly passed away yesterday.
With his wife, daughter Amee Kandola Patel and son by his side, dad passed peacefully after a valiant battle against liver cancer. We are thankful he didn't suffer any pain and his spirit will live on through the many stories and memories he was a part of.
A symbol of the type of man our dad was is in the messages below (which we've loved reading!). He was an amazing, funny, kind person, a piller of the community and a friend to many. Above all else, he was a loving father and husband and he will be dearly missed.
Thank you so much for all the messages. If you have any stories you'd like to share, please do so. It helps us keep his spirit alive. Dad was truly one of a kind ❤️🙏”
Ken will be sorely missed throughout the community.
Our condolences go out to his friends and family at this very difficult time.