The funeral service will be held at 1.15pm on Tuesday 24th November at Randalls Park Crematorium.
As capacity is limited, please let us know if you intend to come. Dress code: smart and bright clothes.
Please call Karen on 07973 655 685 or Helen 07835 666 545 (but bear in mind on the day we may not have good reception).
Randalls Park Crematorium advise families to arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to the funeral.
If you are coming from a distance we recommend parking at Sandy Lane car park, Oxshott Heath so that those who want can have a walk or have lunch in their cars. Please head to the crematorium at 12.50pm. Please note there are no toilets at Sandy Lane car park.
Sandy Lane Car Park
Sandy Lane, off Warren Lane
A3 from London: Take the turnoff marked Esher / Leatherhead A244. At the roundabout, take the FIRST exit towards Leatherhead / Oxshott A244. Turn right into Sandy Lane and you will see the car park on the right hand side.
M25 from Heathrow (anti-clockwise): Turn off at Junction 10 and take the first exit A3
M25 from Gatwick (clockwise): Turn off at Junction 10 and take the third exit A3
In both cases take the first turnoff marked Esher / Leatherhead A244. At the roundabout, take the third exit towards Leatherhead / Oxshott A244. Take the first right into Sandy Lane and you will see the car park on the right hand side.
RANDALLS PARK CREMATORIUM
Please park in the Main Car Park and wait inside or by your car. The White Rose team will guide us to the venue, which is a temporary marquee, it does have heating but this will be turned off during the service so please dress accordingly. The family will be dressing smart but in bright colours rather than black to reflect Kate’s love of colourful flowers. There is a toilet at Randalls Park Crematorium should you need one.
Randalls Park Crematorium
From Sandy Lane Car Park: Exit the car park to the left to retrace your steps.. Drive along Sandy Lane, then turn right at the T junction onto Warren Lane/A244. Drive through Oxshott . At the roundabout turn right into Oaklawn Road, you will then cross the M25, turn left onto the A245 / Randalls Rd towards Leatherhead. The entrance to Randalls Park will be signposted on your right.
M25 from Heathrow (anti-clockwise): From Junction 9 on the M25, take the A243 exit towards Leatherhead/A24/Dorking. At the roundabout, take the first turn off onto Oxshott Road/A244. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto Oaklawn Road. You will then cross the M25. Turn left onto the A245 / Randalls Rd towards Leatherhead. The entrance to Randalls Park will be signposted on your right.
M25 from Gatwick (clockwise): From Junction 9 on the M25, take the A243 exit towards Leatherhead/A24/Dorking. At the first roundabout, take the second exit onto Leatherhead bypass / A245. At the next roundabout, take the second exit to continue on the A245.
Kate, I will miss you so much but feel blessed with the time I got to spend with you and feel very lucky to have you as my gran. I will always remember your humour and quick wit. Thank you for sharing your secrets to being in your 90s.
While I don’t promise to ever ‘grow up into an adult’ and start drinking coffee ;-), I will follow your lead and try to: Travel as much as possible; Enjoy growing vegetables; Not let people tell me I am too old to do things; Remember cleaning will always be there so I shouldn’t let it get in the way of doing other things; Enjoy red wine and chocolates in your memory.
All my love
I knew her through the civil service retirement association. It was so good of her to let us have our coffee mornings in her house when numbers grew too small for us to hire a hall, and before that to host our annual garden party. I will always remember sitting in her garden drinking coffee and eating the cake made by members, looking out over the wonderful view from there. Miraculously it never seemed to rain for those garden parties.
I remember Kate’s smiling face when she picked me up from school with Frank, I remember not recognising her one time because she either was or wasn’t wearing her glasses, which I imagine must have been bemusing for her. I learnt quiet lessons from Kate, not from what she said but what she did. I learnt to mix your shampoo with water in the bottle when it got low so that it lasted longer (Kate was an environmentalist without knowing it). I learnt to just go for it and travel and see the world.
Lots of love to you Kate