The funeral service will be held at 1.20pm on Monday 26th July at Mortlake Crematorium.
As capacity is limited, attendance is by invitation only, however the service will be webcast live and details of how to access this are provided below, along with directions for those who are attending in person. The dress code is smart casual with discretion.
WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST ON THE DAY
Here are details of how to access the webcast of the funeral service live:
- Click the button above to open the webcast page in a new tab
- Enter your Webcast Login details (top right boxes, next to the green login button) which are as follows:
- Username: hido6272
- Password: 630216
- 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 IF ATTENDING
FUNERAL SERVICE - 1.20PM
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.
FUNERAL RECEPTION - 2.30PM
1 Lower Richmond Road
From Mortlake Crematorium you can walk along the Thames Path and it is approximately a 10 minute walk to The Tapestry.
If you are driving, leave Mortlake Crematorium and turn left onto Mortlake Road (A205). At traffic lights turn left onto Lower Richmond Road (A316). Take first turning right at traffic lights onto Lower Richmond Road (A303), follow the road around, you will see The Tapestry on the right hand side. Parking is limited on the surrounding roads, but there are spaces along Ship Lane.
The car park at Mortlake will close at 5pm.
To our dear friend John. Lovely memories of meeting you and Pam on our holiday in America and subsequent meetings in London and Olney over the years. We had some fun times together
Gone but never forgotten
Wishing you peace
Carole and John xxxx
There are insufficient words to recount the many experiences we shared and the memories will be treasured. Throughout your illness John you never lost your sense of humour or encouragement and dear Pamela you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love always Mandi and Mike xx
John was my oldest friend, spanning over 60 years. We met at secondary school, bonding with a shared sense of offbeat humour. He introduced me to the music of Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez which he played whenever I visited his house in Shepherds Bush. I remember very clearly him telling me he’d just met this gorgeous girl called Pamela – and some said it wouldn’t last!
In 1965 I spent an enjoyable three weeks in Vienna with him, staying with his slightly eccentric but welcoming Austrian relations, which helped cement our friendship for the rest of our lives. We never lost touch and met up regularly over the years. It never mattered how long it had been since our last contact, it was always as if we’d talked yesterday. The boys we were didn’t change from the men we became even though our lives went in different directions. I was proud to have John as the Best Man at my wedding.
I will miss our mutual consoling sessions and debates on life and the pursuit of the unattainable, but mainly will miss the jokes, laughter and sense of the ridiculous. If there is an afterlife, I can see him looking down and laughing. To quote Joan Baez from “Lonesome Road” – ‘They say all good friends must part sometime, why not you and I…’ I will miss him.
I’m still finding it hard to believe: John’s taken his final journey. He left us too early, but he made the world a better place for having been here. I’ve nothing but admiration for the way he bravely fought cancer over the last months of his life. Rest in peace, uncle, son, husband, brother, father, friend and Mensch.
Over the years, we’ve spent many hours talking about his adventures, some exotic, some closer to home. I particularly enjoyed hearing about his many trips to India. Having had a fascination with India for many years, it was always a pleasure to listen to John’s tales of enigmatic cities and ancient customs. I know that John and Pam felt very much at home there.
We also shared, due to our family’s roots, a love of Vienna. As recently as last year, we agreed that we should meet at Demel, one of the city’s most famous cafes, for coffee and cake. In John’s honour, I’ll go there and have a Wiener Melange for him, but it won’t be the same without his witty comments and observations.
John and I shared a passion for dogs. Imagining that his beloved Tara and Charley came to collect him and guide him on his final journey gives me a degree of comfort. I’m confident that they’re also making sure that he takes them on plenty of long walks.
Lastly, I’d like to offer my heartfelt condolences to Pam, Nick, and Natasha. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.