In loving memory of Nikki who sadly passed away on 15th October
Details of the funeral are provided below. The crematorium has limited seating, so it would be most helpful if you can RSVP by clicking the button below so we can confirm numbers. Please feel welcome to leave a personal tribute.
The funeral service will be held at 1.40pm on Friday 12th November at Kingston Crematorium
This will be followed by a reception at The Hart’s Boatyard. Directions for those who are attending are provided below.
Nikki’s wishes were for an informal ceremony. Feel free to wear a splash or two of colour.
We appreciate concerns remain about social distancing and travel still presents challenges. The service will be live webcast for those unable to attend.
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: bowe5447
- Password: 321109
- Click the Login button
Once the stream has begun the video will load automatically.
The webcast will be available to watch for 28 days after the funeral.
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
Bonner Hill Road
Kingston upon Thames
Access Bonner Hill Road from Hawks Road, Kingston. Drive right to the end of the road and turn right into Kingston Cemetery and Crematorium. Continue straight ahead, through the archway and as you approach the crematorium chapel, you will see car parking on the right hand side.
Waiting Room and Toilets
As you walk towards the chapel, the waiting room is accessed via the archways on the left hand side. It is the first door after the short walk up the small ramp. The toilets are at the end of the archway and signposted.
The Hart’s Boatyard
The Hart’s Boatyard is located on the Portsmouth Road (A307) which runs between Kingston and Surbiton along the river Thames. There is a car park at the venue where you can park for free, but please ensure you give your registration details to the reception staff.
Nikki was the first neighbour I knew about 30 years ago. She knocked on my door to let me know that I had kept my car headlight on by mistake. She was such a kind person.
This summer she also invited me to see her garden. It is the nicest and prettiest small garden I have ever seen. She loved her garden.
Even though Nikki was unwell and in hospital, she was thinking of others and wanted to make sure the milk delivered to her home was not wasted and so we gratefully consumed the milk for a number of weeks.
I too was lucky enough to see the garden Nicola was so proud of. I have known Nicola for over 20 years as a fellow solicitor in the clinical negligence world. We would often share a cab to Waterloo and drive together to the conferences. Nicola faced her diagnosis with such stoicism
It was humbling to see. I will remember this but her warm smile even more so We have lost a lovely lady who was committed and passionate about her work but I hope now she has a garden to tend to as she rests in peace. A lovely friend who I was proud to know .
I knew Nikki a little through AvMA but got to know her properly when we worked together at Devonshires and we remained friends after I left there in 2014. She was passionate about her work but she was also passionate about her wider interests. We used to meet for supper near Waterloo several times a year to catch up on her travels, her progress learning Italian and her garden. She encouraged me to try growing dahlias and they flourished! I thought of her last week looking at some late Cafe au Lait specimens, which she would have been delighted to see! My sincere condolences to her family and friends.
I have known Nicola over many years at social events relating to our work. We even met on the odd sailing trip! She always struck me as a kind, caring and positive person, with lots of friends and lots of laughter. I was so sorry to hear this news and send my condolences and best wishes to her family and friends.
I have many fond memories of bundling into the back of a taxi with Nicola to Waterloo at the end of one of the many clinical negligence functions held in London. She was one of the kindest, generous and most unassuming people I had ever met. Absolutely lovely and she will be sorely missed by clients and the clinical negligence world alike. RIP Nicola.
Nikki was our eldest cousin and Marjorie’s niece. Growing up we spent many a Christmas at Shirley and Geof’s house in Pool-in-Wharfedale and then Boroughbridge. Heidi and I were in awe of Nikki’s dress making and sewing skills (and Gwenda’s and Shirley’s too!) as well as their cooking/baking/cake decorating/jam making skills. Put us both to shame!
Nikki was the quiet, studious one, Gwenda would drag us off to play whatever game was current at the time. Nikki was not the one who taught us (the hard way) about stinging nettles!!!
We are all so sorry that Nikki has lost her struggle against this awful disease. Our condolences to Nikki’s family, colleagues and friends.
Tammy and Heidi Smith and Marjorie Periam
Nicolas was such a lovely soul, she has a good sense of humour kind to everyone around her. She will be missed. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the funeral but I will watch it online. Sending prayers up for the family.
I met Nikki years ago at what was then Russell Jones & Walker where she had taken over and led a difficult action involving radiotherapy injury claims. Kind, clever, considerate and calm even during the tough times, I learned a lot from Nikki including the benefits of having a regular case of wine delivered through Berry Bros and Rudd! A truly talented lawyer and lovely friend, much missed. Rest in peace Nikki x
Nikki was a fantastic neighbour and I have many fond memories of her.
We would often chat over the garden fence and I used to quiz her on what the flowers were and how she made it all look so nice.
One Christmas our oven had packed up and she let us use hers to cook our Christmas dinner in.
We had a laugh (a while after the event!) When she came dashing around the corner when I was just coming home from work one cold winters night. A fox was nonchalantly sitting on her door step and given her quite a fright!
Rest in peace Nikki, a lovely kind neighbour.
Nikki and I met about twelve years ago while on holiday on the Isle of Ischia, in Italy. We returned on many occasions with others, who also shared a love for the island. Nikki and I spent many other holidays together in a variety of places in Italy.
She was passionate about many things. I’ll never forget the taste of the apricot muffins she baked using apricots grown in her garden.
I wish to express my sincere condolences to her family and friends, and I’ll always treasure the memories of the holidays Nikki and I spent together. x