In loving memory of Howie who sadly passed away on 2nd January 2022
Howie’s death has been a tremendous shock. Planning his funeral is not what we as a family expected to be doing. The love and support shown by everyone who knew Howie means so much, we thank you all.
Details of the funeral and reception taking place on Friday 28th January are provided below. It would help us enormously if you click the button below to RSVP
If you are travelling and need to stay overnight, we recommend The Lensbury who are keeping a number of rooms available and have kindly given a discount code, details are below.
Howie’s funeral on Friday 28th January will start with a procession at 11.30am from our home to the church
Howie loved Teddington. The hearse will arrive at our family home at 11.30am, and we as a family will then walk with the hearse as it makes the short journey to St Mary with St Alban church.
We invite you all to arrive for 11.30am and line the route from the family home on Ferry Road to the church entrance. The map on this page shows the hearse route in yellow, the blue highlighted areas are where we recommend you to stand to line the route.
The church service will start at 12pm led by Revd Joe Moffatt. The service will be webcast live and details of how to access this are provided below.
Following the church service there will be a reception at The Wharf from 1pm – this is 5 minutes walking distance from the church (see arrows on map).
Dress Code – formal black funeral attire is not necessary, please wear colour.
Please note – there are no toilet facilities in the church.
The committal at Mortlake crematorium will be attended by immediate family only, who will then join everyone at The Wharf
WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST ON THE DAY
HOW TO GET THERE
FUNERAL SERVICE - FRIDAY 28TH JANUARY, 12PM (PROCESSION FROM 11.30AM)
St Mary with St Alban Church
Corner of Twickenham Road & Ferry Road
The Church is located opposite The Landmark Centre at the corner of Twickenham Road & Ferry Road, off the A310 Manor Road / Kingston Road.
Parking may be found on Twickenham Road (TW11 8AG) or along Kingston Road.
The R68, 281 and 285 buses all stop at the TEDDINGTON LOCK bus stop which is opposite the church.
From London/Richmond: London overground trains and district line tube both come to Richmond Station, from outside the station you can take the R68 bus.
From London/Kingston: SW Trains come to Kingston, from outside the station you can take the 281 or 285 bus.
From London/Teddington: SW Trains come to Teddington station, from there it is a 15 minute walk along the high street to the church.
Please note there are no toilet facilities in the church
FUNERAL RECEPTION - FRIDAY 28TH JANUARY, FROM 1PM
The Wharf Restaurant
22 Manor Road
The Wharf is located off Manor Road, a five minute walk from the church – simply walk to the traffic lights, use the pedestrian crossing to cross over Manor Road, then turn left and you will see the Wharf signposted on the right hand side.
Parking: There is a small car park at The Wharf itself, however we advise not to park here unless necessary. Alternative street parking can be found on Twickenham Road (for SatNav use postcode TW11 8AQ), from where there is a walkway to Manor Road opposite the entrance to The Wharf.
If you find parking near the church, we would advise that you leave your vehicle there and walk to The Wharf.
WHERE TO STAY
We have reserved a number of rooms at The Lensbury for those wishing to book accommodation nearby.
Discounted room rates:
The Lensbury have set up a members discount code for hotel bookings. The code is: jp280122
You can use this code when booking accommodation at the Lensbury online here or you can call 020 8614 6400.
The Lensbury is located on Broom Road and has ample parking. It is just over a 5 minute walk to the church and 10 minutes from The Wharf.
In lieu of floral tributes we invite you to donate to our chosen charities the RNLI and The Ambulance Staff Charity.
Howard was a founder member and volunteer of Teddington RNLI helping to set up the lifeboat station in 2002. He served as operational crew and helm for 18 years involving himself personally in over 150 rescues on the nearby River Thames.
Howie… Jeremy and I will never forget the honour of being witnesses at your Uk marriage to Jo. After our celebratory lunch together- the four of us shared a wonderful evening bike ride and picnic by the river. That day, we enjoyed the genuine, simple and uncomplicated pleasures of life, which you so loved. We will miss you and we will be there for Jo, always.
Howie was always smiling and friendly and was devoted to his lovely Jo. He has been taken far too soon but he will be remembered with affection by all who knew him XX
I did not know Howie but I do know Jo and I know he was her best friend and what can be stronger than that. He was always quiet when we bumped into them at the river latterly with the star Gracie and in cafes etc on the high street. He seemed to have that wonderful inner peace and confidence and lack of ego that is rare in a person. I’m so very sorry Jo for your loss. Us yogis are there for you as you as you start to navigate a new path. Namaste X