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‘JK’ honoured at unveiling ceremony

Monday October 02, 2017 Written by Published in Local
John Kenning’s headstone. 17092753 John Kenning’s headstone. 17092753

An unveiling ceremony of the headstone of the late Senior Justice of the Peace John Kenning (known to many as simply “JK” was held on Wednesday this week.


The unveiling was attended by family members, close relatives, representatives from the judiciary, and old-time friends.

A highly regarded Cook Islands personality, Kenning was known for serving the country with humility, dignity and integrity and served the High Court as a Justice of the Peace for 20 years.

Kenning was born on September 27 1947 and passed away last year November 27.

JK was appointed as Justice of the Peace of the Cook Islands High Court in 1995 where he was well known for being fair and just.

Long-time friend Jack Cooper, of Trader Jacks, says JK’s death has left a huge hole in the Cook Islands community.