Slipping away

On behalf of June, Jenny and myself, Rob, and the wider family, I thank everybody whom came today to pay their respects to John.  There was a fantastic turnout, and I am sure dad would have been overwhelmed at the love and support shown.  I know I was..

There are too many names to single any out particularly, but thanks to all the relatives, the old friends who we have not seen for years, the friends we have, the modellers I only knew as a name, and to everybody who made the effort to travel, in some cases hundreds of miles, to come say goodbye.  It was very much appreciated.

I’m not really one for public speaking, or indeed mingling and making myself known – Jenny got both our allocations of that, I think – but I hope everybody who wanted to speak to us all got the opportunity to do so.  It was lovely catching up and hearing about dad from so many.

If you didn’t get the chance to write in the memory book, please feel free to add a comment on here – if you have anything more lengthy to say, you can email me and I can post it on it’s own page – remember to say it’s for this.

Jenny organised a balloon release – we wrote messages to attach, and they were released into the air.  They headed south, at speed, quickly gaining altitude.   It was lovely flying weather!

Thanks again, and everyone, please do keep in touch!

Rob. 10th April 2017.

Requium Mas

For those of you unable to attend today, I attach the order of service, and a prayer mum has chosen to be spoken at the cremation.  I hope these give you some comfort.

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Funeral Details

There will be a memorial mass for John at St Aidan’s RC Church, Wigan, on Wednesday 10th May at 12:15pm

His body will be committed at Wigan Crematorium at 1:45pm.

Then back to St Aidan’s Social club for refreshments at approximately 2:30pm, and a chance to discuss and celebrate John.  The Club will be open from 1pm with tea and coffee etc. for those not wishing to attend the crematorium.

John’s wishes were that this be a celebration of his life and achievements, and is specifically NOT a “Black Tie” event.  Please dress with this in mind.

Full  details available via the “Events” link at the top of this website.  If you wish to attend for the buffet, it would be appreciated if you email or complete the registration form on the Celebration of Life page so that an appropriate amount of food can be arranged!