Keeny and Cotts on the rugby tour that wasn’t…..!
Steve Keen 2
On Tour in Mallorca

An Ode to a Man In A Million, Steve Keen – RIP

There will be a cloud hangin’ ower Vallis Way the day
Fir a true rugby gent has sadly gone, passed away
As we waken this mornin’ theres a gapin’ big hole
Steve Keen has sadly gone, tae fulfil another new role

I’ll ay’ remember him fondly wi his steely hard presence
A prop forward nae doobt, scrums wir his very essence
The side marched forward wi’ him right up top
A backward step never taken, not ever, oor mighty prop

Hard, strong and honest, it wiz just Kennys way
A life cut short, you’ll agree, these words we need tae say
A family man, proud husband and crackin’ great dad
And when it came tae his roond, he wisnae half bad!

He’s a pal to many his passing will be sorely felt
One in a million wiz he, his story only partly telt
God graced us wi his friendship, his love and his dreams
He just wanted him back sooner, thats just how it seems

Just bump and stay big, like ye eiways did dae
Til we meet again big felly, in Gods ain Vallis Way
Rest easy, be at peace, ye fought right tae the end
We expected nothin’ else fae oor lion hearted friend.

Love now and always

Frase (no. 9)

Fraser McMillan

Very sad to hear that, Steve was a top bloke, and I have fond memories of our discussions on the intricacies of the front row.

Chad Hoggard

How awful. Very sad news. Deepest sympathy to his family.

Far too young – I will always remember him punching me in training once!!

Ben Hesketh

Just could not believe it. So sad. Healthy guy who looked after himself and played rugby longer than most…..Makes you think a lot. We had the holiday with Keeny (“Lippo Fatty, Lippo Fatty, Fatty Keeny”) along with Corbs, Jamie and my brother. Still got the photos…will mean even more now.

We had so many great times at Ealing both on and off the pitch. I never think that I will never see the old crowd again and always believe there will be reunions or other reasons to get together with all the boys again. Events like this make you realise that you will never see everyone again. He was a great bloke, and a bloody good prop.

Paul “Magic” Morris

Sad news indeed. It is difficult to know which is more awful, a sudden and shocking illness like Steve’s or a long drawn out battle like Damien’s. Either way is a terrible waste.

Graham Johnson

Sad news indeed. I know him to be a very close friend to many and especially to you. A great loss.

Richard Ward

I can’t believe it! What a gent he was and not a bad prop either.

Danny Walsh

He was indeed a gent.  You could not find anyone more loyal and reliable.  They were indeed good times.

Peter Joyce

A big loss.

Ricky (Vittorio) Spadavecchia