The funeral service will be held at 4pm on Friday 4th March at Mortlake Crematorium
Directions for those who are attending are provided below. The service will be webcast live and details of how to access this are provided below.
Covid policy as of 21st Feb 2022: The crematorium politely requests that face coverings are worn, in particular when walking into the chapel.
WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST ON THE DAY
Here are details of how to access the webcast of the funeral service live:
WEBCAST LOGIN DETAILS:
- Click the button above to open the webcast page in a new tab
- Click on the green button Proceed to log in
- Enter your username and password which are as follows:
- Username: pupu2886
- Password: 029650
- Click the Login button
Once the stream has begun the video will load automatically.
Tips and troubleshooting
We recommend you try logging in to the webcast so you can test that you are able to see and hear it – make sure your speakers are turned on and up.
If when viewing a Live Webcast you can no longer see the video, it’s possible that connection to the crematorium has been lost. Please wait, and this should be restored as quickly as possible.
Any further problems please click here or call the Obitus team on 03333 447 440.
HOW TO GET THERE
Kew Meadow Path
Turn into Townmead Road off the A205 Mortlake Road. At the mini-roundabout, turn right into Kew Meadow Path. Go through the gates and park in the car park on the left hand side.
The crematorium building will be in front of you, if you walk under the left archway, there is a Waiting Room on the right hand corner and loos are on the left hand side. The ladies are in the small waiting area on the left, the gents doorway is a little further along from this room.
Please note that Mortlake Crematorium falls within the ULEZ charging zone (you can check your vehicle’s compliance status here).
Pembroke Lodge is located within Richmond Park close to the Richmond gate entrance. There is plenty of free parking. The Belvedere is located on the ground floor with disabled access.
The Park is closed to traffic at dusk (approx from 5.15pm) so entry and exit thereafter is via Richmond Gate only, which is manned by Pembroke Lodge staff. Due to the deer and other wildlife, please take extreme care whilst driving in the park.
As a family it is hard to come to terms with how quickly Anoop’s life was taken by cancer.
We politely request that no flowers to be sent for the funeral.
Instead, if you wish to make a donation in Anoop’s memory, we invite you to support Cancer Research UK. To donate please just click the button below.
So sorry to hear about Anoop’s passing. Although I did not get to see him often, I will always remember him as happy and jovial and a very caring man. A great loss for the family and gone too young! May he be blessed.
Dear Jeroo, my sincere condolences to you and Rohan on Anoop’s passing away. My prayers are for him to RIP. Time is the best healer. With my sympathies Armaity
You will be sorely missed dear Anoop
Love Rita and Sunil
As far as I know, and witnessed when I stayed with him & my cousin Jeroo, he was a devoted husband, and I’m sure, an equally caring father & grandfather!
May his soul rest in peace!!
Roshan Le Bouder
Anoop was a devoted friend whom I knew for over 50 years! He was the first person I met when I arrived in the UK in 1970. I had such great fun and laughter with him, Jeroo and Rohan. There was never a dull moment in Anoop’s company. He was always full of activity – let’s go here, let’s go there, let’s go to Chetnas to eat etc. etc. He loved his wife Jeroo and Rohan tremendously , (not forgetting his love of food and Jeroo’s great cooking) and it was such a joy to see him play with his son Rohan when he was newly born. He was always there when needed and my only regret is that I did not get to see him before he left this world. Jeroo and Rohan, I wish you strength and an abundance of love and I know that you are surrounded by family and friends who will do their utmost to support you in your sudden loss. My deepest, deepest sympathies for losing your beloved husband and father so early in life. It is also a great loss to his extended family and friends. Lots of love and all God’s blessings.
Jovial and fun loving is what one associated with Anoop. But as one got to know him better, he was a caring person, a doting husband, a proud father and a loving grandfather. In short a family man. He was not a man of simple pleasures. He lived his life kingsize. He wanted the best for his family and friends, comfort always the top priority.
He had a great sense of humour . He was a tease, but at the same time had the capacity to laugh at himself. He was the life of any party/gathering. We traveled far and wide with Jeroo and Anoop, but now our trips will never be the same again. God how we miss him.
Jeroo, Rohan, Megan our condolences to you and the children. You will miss his presence, ever so much, but remember souls don’t part easy. You’ll meet Anoop again and again in many lives to come and so will we.
Ruby and M’nosh
I met Anoop long before he and Jeroo were married. I lived in India was working as an air hostess and Anoop was desperately trying to woo Jeroo; and at the same time making a living selling shampoos for carpets. With a gift of the gab and a tremendous sense of humour he got me to buy carpet shampoo for a home I didn’t even have, and where my parent’s home didn’t even have carpets!
So that was my first memory of Anoop, an ingenious soul who just wanted to make people laugh. Laughter to him was, I believe now, a medicine for his soul.
Anoop saw many ups and downs in his life but like a spring he always bounced back. Nothing held him back. His first and last love was Jeroo and his marriage to her was a companionship many would have loved to achieve. He had a good sense of humour even though at times inappropriate but all he wanted was to see a smile on people’s faces. Whichever way I see it I cannot recall a single incident where laughter wasn’t present when Anoop was around.
I think god must have missed the laughter Anoop spread and wanted Anoop in his company, so when Anoop knew his calling had come he faced it with a brave heart and never faltered at the outcome.
On 13th Feb the song I heard for so long ended, but the melody lingers on.
Anoop left with so many memories in my home in my head and in my heart …
A bright smiling star shines on in the night sky.
Our sincerest condolences to you, Rohan and the family for your very sad loss. Anoop will be much missed by all for the warm, fun, and caring person that he was. We stayed with you both in 2019 and witnessed his generosity and care for all of us and his total loving devotion to you most of all. May God give you the strength to bear the loss of your true soul mate. Remember all the happy years together and stay strong. He will always be with you in spirit.
God bless you all and may his soul rest in peace.
Veera and Farokh Ostowari
This is our second tribute to a “jolly good fella”. We miss Anoop, ever so much. We miss his calls, his pranks, his jokes, his teasing, his laughter, his zest for life. He has left behind such good memories. Not that his life was smooth sailing, but his attitude always said “Life is for the living, enjoy!!!”
Our deep condolences to
– Jeroo – life without Jeroo is meaningless, he once told me
– Rohan – Anoop was so proud of you, not just for your accomplishments, but for being such a caring son, and a loving husband and father.
– Megan, Isabella, Vincent – All of you brought him tremendous joy
– Suman, Gita, his nieces and nephews – Anoop loved his family dearly. Whenever the Christmas celebrations were to be hosted at Jeroo and Anoop’s, you could see the glint in his eyes and the spring in his gait. He would attend to tiny details, the table settings, the decorations, the gifts, the photographs, and so on.
Rita, Annu, Kishan, Behram and many others…… Anoop so valued your friendship.
Jeroo and Anoop are soulmates and will remain so. Till we meet again Anoop ………..
Ruby and Mehernosh
Anoop filled every room with mischief and laughter. He was a treasure trove of interesting stories and a great conversationalist. As a teenager, he made me feel very grown up by including me in his jokes (he always had a few up his sleeve), and as an adult we grew to understand each other well.
When I got married to Aman, Anoop swept him into our family fold quickly. They got along like a house on fire, always ribbing each other.
He was a large hearted family man. Jeroo Maasi, Rohan, Megan, Isabella and Vincent were his world.
He will be sorely missed, but will live on in our memories and the stories we narrate about him to each other and our children.
Live King Size up there Anoop!
We love you very much.
Karina and Aman
Anoop was a jovial soul and loved to be the life of a party. He was one of the most hospitable persons I’ve ever come across. My wife, kids and I were always welcome to his home. He would be there to receive us at the airport and invariably played pranks, hiding behind pillars to make the guests desperately look out for him.
But the nicest thing about him was that he loved his wife and son dearly. That they were inconsolable in his last days and on his passing away is a testimony to the love he shared for them.
Rest in peace Anoop. You will be sorely missed. God bless.
Our dear Anoop has left us, but the memories of his infectious laughter, smile and humour will endure forever.
Dear Jeroo, Rohan & Megan, we know how much he loved and cared for you, so although he is not there physically, he will always oversee, guide and help you in many, many ways.
It is said that “Nothing loved is ever lost”, but we we will surely miss dear Anoop. Our deepest condolences
Thrity & Farokh
Ode to Anoop Marwaha:
Many memories fond.
With your friendhip, honestly Anoop,
Many loves and likes you did scoop.
We watched TV together, saw Clint Eastwood debut in Rawhide, Michael Landon in Ponderosa, William Conrad (Marshall Dillon) in Gunsmoke and Raymond Burr as Perry Mason. We also saw live the moon landing and walk. We played volleyball and jogged together on beautiful Sialkot Lane.
Anoop: you were my Mom’s favorite kid on the block. Other kids on the block in (Pangani neighborhood) included Vijay and Anoop Saggar, Ramesh Rattan (Meshi), Suman, Avtar Virdi (Popo), Mohd Rafik, Mohd Yusuf, Mohd Yunis, Amrik Singh (Mika), and his brother Totu. Somehow you won my Mom’s heart too.
They all studied at Easleigh Secondary School and completed ‘O’ levels. Some pusued further studies -‘ A’ levels, not in Nairobi, but in U.K. after mass emmigration in the sixties and seventies. Kenya became a Republic in December 1963, and life and future for Asians in Kenya became uncertein. This social condition was further aggravated by Idi Amin in Uganda. So Many Asian, Indian parents sent their children overseas to safe and secure communities like the U.K. and Canada, and parents followed later, leaving all of their assets behind.
Anoop’s father worked hard in his business. His commitment, ethics, integrity, honesty and devotion were also instilled in his children – Kiran, Anoop, Suman and Vijay. These are the virtues and values–hallmark tenets and strengths that Anoop and Suman carried forward into their outlook in life in London.
I got married in December 1974 in Nairobi.The Marwaha family had already emmigrated to London
I did not want to leave Kenya, but finally realized that I too had to go. I emigrated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on January 1, 1975. My only son, Kabir was born here grew up here, went to school here. He’s a maxxilofacial surgen, and now owns his own Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic (Oral Surgeons) in Saskatoon. He is married to Shilpa Patel and has two beautiful kids – Simran Sarai (6) and VihaanVirdi (VV) (3).
All my memories of Anoop growing up involved him either teasing someone or laughing loudly (and making all those around him laugh too)! He would come to India, make his gigantic presence felt and leave. “That Anoop!” was something you always heard people say with a grin on their faces followed by the Indian head shake.
My last memories of him were no different. Whether it was sitting in his garden chatting endlessly or doing a grocery run in his car, he always had something hilariously inappropriate to say!
And though he’s not with us in person anymore, his laughter always will be! “That Anoop!”
Jeroo, Rohan and Megan, our deepest condolences to you and the children. I’m sure memories of him will always keep you smiling.
Lot of Love,
Jeroo and Rohan, so sorry for your loss.
Angela & Bob Hougham
Fun-loving and garrulous, with a self deprecating wit and a bottomless reserve of jokes, Anoop spiced up every gathering he was part of. We’ll miss his big laugh, storytelling, gentle teasing, and the way he found humor in everything. We have so many wonderful memories from our trips with him to Portugal, Goa, the Cotswolds, Boston, and Colorado. It’s so tragic that we won’t be able to make some more. Our hearts go out to you Jeroo, Rohan, Meghan, and family. We are so sorry for your unimaginable loss.
Extremely big hearted and joyful. You will be missed. So glad we got to meet you the last time we visited London. God bless!
Rhea & Jamshed Sidhva
Anoop will always be remembered fondly by me
Anoop’s passing away has saddened me to no end. His mischief n humour n his caring ways!!
A loving husband , father n friend leaving a mark always!
I will never forget how Anoop used to make sure abt his comfort specially when he wanted to sleep, he made sure nothing disturbed him.
Once when he visited me with Jeroo n others he stopped the pendulum clicking so that the clock ticking in his room does not disturb him!
Anoop has always been my favourite n always will be. Just cannot get to talk abt him in past tense!
Rest in Peace n Comfort Anoop dear.
Dear cousin Jeroo,
I feel your loss of of this beautiful, lasting relationship you 2 had shared with Anoop’s sudden passing away.
Please take heart, we’re all here, along with your loved ones, as family, & friends in grief to support & give you strength on this sad day.
Best Regards, Goolie
The sky is the limit was his favorite quote and whilst he will be up there looking down, he will forever remain down here in the hearts and minds of all who knew him and remember the joy and happiness he created with his presence. My family spent quality time with Jeroo and Anoop in Muscat where we were colleagues and these memories will live with us all, and bring a smile to our faces, as his memory will do for all who were lucky to have Anoop grace their lives. Jeroo, Rohan, Megan, Isabelle & Vincent will continue Anoops legacy and love for everything he did. His soul will rest in peace and heaven will be a more fun place with him there. Cyndi, Behram, John, Adrian & Shaun will for always have Anoop within us.
I am saddened by Anoop’s passing as I like everyone else will really miss him. We used to play poker together and his wit and humour were infectious. He was close to becoming an honorary Irishman as he had a rare gift of making people comfortable. He was capable of making you realise that life could be happy and didn’t need to be grim. Condolences to Jeroo, Rohan and family and Suman and all his friends.
Anoop Kumar Marwaha– 4th March 2022
My story begins with meeting Anoop at the age of 18 years through his friend, Carl Flynn. I found his exuberance and humour suspicious at first, but introduced him to my girlfriend from Sweden. While I was away, he promptly called her telling her that I had given him strict instructions to take her out! For a time, we both worked at the Hounslow Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise (the first in West London), but shortly afterwards he was fired for insolence to the Manager. He was mopping the floor, and had done his best, but the Manager still found something to complain about, to which Anoop responded, “It’s fine, – do you really need it finger-licking good?”
That led to me to providing a regular source of chicken to his family, out of which his mother would make the most delicious curries. When I met Christine and starting dating her, my own car was in a sorry state, and Anoop immediately loaned his car for me to take her to a party in Canterbury. The years followed with many roller-coaster rides of fun and laughter, and it was with great affection that I asked him to be Best Man at my wedding in 1973. One hour before the wedding, I was required to buy him a McDonalds!
He portrayed both loyalty to friends and a clear portrayal of true love for Jeroo. I was lucky enough to know him when he was courting her, and it was combination of zeal, hilarious moments as he reported gains and losses until she finally said… Yes! He found himself walking on air thereafter. They came out to visit us in Oregon with Rohan – then aged 10 or so years and we took them on a white-water rafting trip. Amusingly, Rohan was clearly the calmest out of them as we negotiated the Class 4 rapids! I believe that Anoop eventually forgave me after that experience. Over the 50+ years I have known him, his moral values, strength of character and his sense of commitment have impressed me more than most other people I have known. Like all business enterprises, he endured the joyful times, the trials, the tears, and the let-downs during times when the economy or that capricious beast, luck, turned against him. He never lost his far-reaching vision, a wholesome sense of understanding that not everything goes right for any of us, and his wonderful and infectious sense of humour. Jeroo was always there for him and they were the rock in each other’s life.
This short poem by the American writer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, states Anoop’s overall impact so well.
“To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, and to find the best in others;
To leave this world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived:
That…… is the meaning of success.”
I believe that Anoop admirably qualifies in this descriptor – and with distinction; we can now reflect and smile affectionately on how he influenced each of us, and celebrate his life as a success. At last, his struggles with his health are now over, and hopefully, he will be finally at peace and in Heaven. The formation of Rohan’s character, is a wonderful statement of their success – he is the marvelous sum of two parts and confirms that Anoop and Jeroo were a perfect match. Whatever challenges Rohan and his young family face in their own future, I feel sure they will handle them very well. Recalling Anoop’s ready smile and great warmth this aphorism from the Brazilian Author, Cecilia Meireles says it well:
There are those who speak to us and we do not listen; there are those who hurt us, but they leave no scar; and there are those who simply appear, and mark us forever.
Thanks for appearing, Anoop!
Aubyn & Christine Marath
My Jeroo’s the one I feel very sorry for ,
as she’s unexpectedly lost her true life partner who loved her so & deeply cared for her… Shes truly going to miss him & I feel extremely sorry for her ..
I pray that she gets the divine strength to face
her life without any problems & brings back the calm & peace in her life soon..