Kenneth David Nisbet, aka Nester Ned Nightowl, 71, died at home in Kauai, Hawaii on May 20 from complications of throat cancer. Born May 5, 1942, Ken’s early years were spent in Southern California. Until a short time before his death, Ken, an avid softball player, was still actively involved with his team on Kauai where he had lived for many years.
On Orcas, where Ken lived from the mid 70’s until 1986, he might be remembered as the “barefoot” softball player playing the Whales softball team. Ken was also co-owner of the Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast Inn from its beginning in the early 80’s.
Ken leaves behind a brother, Roger Nisbet, who lives in Port Hadlock Wash., his dog, Ike, and many, many friends which he made easily wherever he lived.
Ken was a great storyteller, and a prankster; he was kind-hearted and generous, and often very funny. Ken was a seeker; he was curious, and sensed that there is more to life than what we see right before us. He loved children, he loved animals and the natural world was where he found comfort.
Submitted by Ken Nisbet’s family.