In loving memory of
6. 1. 1937 - 17. 12. 2022
The funeral service will be held at 1.30pm on Thursday 5th January at All Saints Church, East Sheen.
Directions are provided below. As Martin would have said, please wear something you will feel comfortable in. Following the service, the Committal will take place at Mortlake Crematorium. You are invited to join us after the funeral for a reception at the church.
HOW TO GET THERE
FUNERAL SERVICE - 1.30pm
All Saints East Sheen
East Sheen Avenue
Turn off the Upper Richmond Road West (A205) into East Sheen Avenue. All Saints Church is on the corner of East Sheen Avenue and Park Avenue.
The church is situated prominently on East Sheen Avenue so once you are on the road you should be able to find it easily. There is no car park for the church, but there is on-street parking and there are currently no parking permit restrictions on the roads surrounding the church.
COMMITTAL - 3.20pm
Kew Meadow Path
Getting there: 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.
Where to go: When you arrive at the crematorium, please park in the main car park on the left hand side and make your way to the crematorium building. 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.
Martin was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013. Over the last 10 years, he had keyhole surgery to remove the first tumour, radiotherapy to destroy the second and latterly in 2020, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Without the research and treatment developed over the last few years, Martin would not have survived with lung cancer for so long.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like to, you are invited to donate to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. It was founded by chest surgeon, Professor Ray Donnelly, who recognised the enormity of the challenge posed by lung cancer and the need to address it. You can read the story of the charity and donate here.
Have known Martin for 20+ years while volunteering his services for Brooklands Museum. Always willing to help and advise for all electrical work at the museum.
Many thanks from Andy, Steven, Andrew, and Celia.
Uncle Martin was a quiet, stoic and wise presence in my life. I found his pragmatism refreshing, his wisdom unending, and his impatience with foolishness hilarious.
Martin will always be remembered as a special friend and colleague during the early years of our working lives together.
He was a great help to Jan and our children when I was working abroad. Nothing was too much trouble for Martin.
He’ll be sadly missed along life’s way.
The last time I saw Martin was at the Woolwich site canteen with Claude walker both in overalls and up to their knees in mud.
Kipling had a line for Martin.
“Walk with kings nor lose the common touch”
Martin was for all men.
We are so sorry we could not be there, Martin has been remembered as a godparent to Richard and Denise, he was a great friend and mate
I am really sad to see Martin go, he will be missed by all the peoples lives he was involved with.
Bob Yvonne and Dave
Bob Yvonne Cotton
I knew Martin for a long, long time. We both studied at Faraday House Electrical Engineering College but not quite at the same time.. We met and became friends as Old Faradians. We spent many an hour together helping to organise all manner of social events and the Annual Old Faradians Dinner in a rather grand London hotel. Even after his marriage to Helen and mine to Robert, we kept in touch and were still involved with the FHOSA, until just a few years ago, in fact. I will miss Martin, his kindness, loyalty and good humour.
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