In loving memory of
John Obré Hope
18.12.1940 - 17.11.2022
In loving memory of John
who sadly passed away on 17th November, 2022.
Details of the funeral are provided below. It would help us enormously with catering if you could click the RSVP link below.
Please also feel welcome to leave a personal tribute.
The funeral service will be held at 2pm on Monday 5th December at Mortlake Crematorium
Directions for those who are attending are provided below. We advise to arrive around 15 minutes before the service start time, there is ample parking.
The service will be webcast live and details of how to access this are provided below also.
Following the service, you are invited to join us for a reception at Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park.
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
- Enter your username and password which are as follows:
- Username: bubu4683
- Password: 498105
- 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.
We will be looking out for you and will come to gather you all at the required time.
After the service we will lead you out to one of the small memorial gardens where you can stay and chat for a while.
The Russell Suite
Pembroke Lodge is located within Richmond Park close to the Richmond gate entrance, and is a 15 minute car journey from Mortlake Crematorium. There is plenty of free parking. The Russell Suite is on the first floor of the Georgian Wing.
The Park is closed to traffic at dusk (approx from 4pm) 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.
Would you like to add a tribute? Just click the button below. Please note tributes do not automatically publish, they are added manually by the White Rose team.
We have been fortunate to have John as a neighbour, but sadly for too short a time. During his residency we have entertained him, Toby and Jos for dinner on several very happy occasions. He was a perfect neighbour. We shall miss him enormously.
Linda & Clive Hudgins
John was a good friend and fine neighbour. He is missed in our community.
Charles & Shirley Gillbe
John was a good officer, a good friend and an absolute gentleman. He will be missed by many.
John will be truly missed by our family; since Rosie married James and our families merged, John was very welcoming to our family, so kind and charismatic. We witnessed what an amazing grandfather he was to our nephews Jack and Mikey and our niece Bella. A gentleman through and through. Forever in our thoughts and prayers, may you rest in peace. From The Ramos family.
John and I were both in Intake 29 at Sandhurst,and both served together in Bahrein in 1965 when I was the mortar officer in 1 Para and he was attached to the Battalion Group from 63 Para Coy,RCT. We were both keen Rugby players and were invited to play for Bahrein v Kuwait in their first international fixture which was played away. Consequently John and I both claimed to be the only holders in the Parachute Brigade of an international cap,a fact recognised by no one but ourselves. We won,by the way.
John was a fine man in every respect – a true gentleman soldier. We kept in touch intermittently,but never with sufficient frequency,but only recently he sent me a copy of the teams who played in that important international match – he is standing on the extreme left.
Another good man of our generation has gone, far too soon, to the Final RV . You will be greatly missed old friend and brother in arms.
Thank you for your great kindness and friendship throughout the years. Spending time with you was always the highlight to our London trips. You will be missed dearly.
Emily & Christophe.
I knew John as a friend and a military colleague. We served together in Hong Kong during the period 1966-71. I was in the group in Hong Kong one evening when he first met Chu. It was obvious from the start that they were attracted to each other, so much so that Chu followed John back to Victoria Barracks, that evening, where he was stationed at the time. They got married some little time later. As others have said, John was a lovely man, a fine officer and every inch a gentleman. I count myself lucky to have been his friend. A fanatical football fan and a life-long supporter of Shrewsbury Town and latterly Fulham FC, John always harboured a desire to become a football manager and even submitted his CV when the position became vacant at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.
I will miss seeing John from time to time and exchanging news, usually related to football, with him. Rest in peace John. I send his family and friends my condolences on their loss and I am sorry not to be able to attend his funeral.
I first met John on the Royal Army Service Corps Junior Officers’ Course at Aldershot after our commissioning course at Sandhurst. Immediately following the course John completed the parachute course, and our paths never crossed again until I took over from him in Andover in, I think, 1985.
Once he had retired John took over the running of the club for parachutist and later pilots, who had served in the RASC or RCT which he ran very efficiently until handing over in May this year. We had many enjoyable lunches in Regents Park Mess.
John was a true gentlemen and although our paths had not crossed for many years I always regarded him as friend. He would always help if he could and provide sound advice when asked for. He will be sadly missed.