Ken Hovelmeier Memorial Tribute


The memorial service for Ken Hovelmeier took place on Saturday 19th September at 11am.  Due to the current COVID-19 Level 2 Lockdown restrictions, the service was live-streamed for those who wished to pay their respects to Ken - even from afar.  For those who would like to watch the service, the link is as follows: or you can click on the link below which will redirect you to view the recorded service on YouTube. 

The Ken Hovelmeier Memorial Tribute

Order of Service 

Please click here to view the Order of Service.

Tributes to Ken 

There has been an outpouring of messages of condolence, a true reflection of how much the life of Ken meant to so many, to view the Tribues to Ken Hovelmeier, please click here. If you have not yet sent through a tribute, but would like to do so, please send it to 


Ken Hovelmeier Trust 

"The Ken Hovelmeier Trust, founded with Ken's blessing, weeks before his passing, has been established to continue the tremendous impact Ken has had across so many lives. Despite his disabilities, Ken stood taller than most, saw far more and helped bear the burdens of the students that he counselled. Ken wished for the trust to focus on 3 pillars.

Firstly, providing assistance for deserving disabled and handicapped students to attend St Stithians. Secondly, to support the discipline of educational psychology and teenagers, a life long passion. Lastly, Ken wanted the trust to encapsulate service. Service to ones community, service to ones school, and service to each other. The Ken Hovelmeier Trust will honour Ken's selfless service and based on these three foundational pillars endeavour to continue his fine legacy, providing positive influence to so many more students, within and beyond the St Stithians community." Introductory Message from Founding Trustees: Stuart Mansfield and Rian Hancock

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Ken Hovelmeier Trust.