In loving memory of Patricia Oshodi who sadly passed away on 14th July
The funeral service was held on Monday 9th August at Putney Vale Crematorium, followed by a reception at Cannizaro House. Due to limited capacity, attendance was by invitation only, however the service was webcast live and a video recording of the service is shared below.
The webcast version will be made available within 3 days of the funeral service for a period of 28 days:
- 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: cicu3834
- Password: 772925
- Click the Login button
Once the stream has begun the video will load automatically.
TRIBUTES AND MESSAGES FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Messages received following the funeral service:
I watched the funeral service of Patricia and it was very powerful and moving – It was one of the most moving services I have ever attended.
Patricia was an extraordinary person – I know it is a cliché, but they don’t make them like that anymore. That was the generation that struggled so much And in many respects she was a pioneer, because we have to remember how things were during that period.
You did so good for your lovely mum. Very sad but moving Eulogy, and lovely pictures on screen and on the order of service. I learned so much I didn’t know about Patricia and your early life too. Cheers to Patricia, Love you lots, Sally xxx
Maria, I have such fond memories of your mum. She was the first adult to take me on day trips in London and even out to Box Hill. The red Raleigh she bought you as a child was the envy of the square. She was part of the fabric of my childhood.
Awww Maria beautiful service and Jobey and send their condolences🙏🏿
Though I only had the pleasure of meeting her once, I remember hearing her name and seeing pictures as I was growing up. I’m sure you’ve collected some amazing photos and stories from across her 90 years.
I wanted to write to say how moved I was by the beautiful service arranged. Patricia was the most special woman and I hadn’t realised how accomplished and talented she was. The music was evocative and heartfelt. The photographs were moving and well chosen. Thank you for including me in the celebration of her life. I will never forget it.
Joce, Tamsin and I have just watched Patricia’s funeral online. Thank you so much for sending the link. I was so glad to be part of a most sensitive ceremony. I had to choke back my own tears as the story of you mum , Patricia was read out. I could visualise the early events in her life and relate some items of my own. Also part of the WW2 schooling experience, I had to carry the gas mask to school and go in the gas van for regular testing to make sure our masks still fitted tightly. But more importantly, it was so interesting to see your mum in the context of Dagenham, loss of her mother at an early age and the dad who had been gassed in WW1. The Granny sounded wonderful – 13 children + Pat. [even if some children died.]. Still a loving Granny. I think what impressed me most was that your mum only had the courage to sing and dance in public after she was 60 yrs. How she came into her own world of making, mending, recreating clothes, hats and taking dance /singing lessons. I could see what a strong character she was and it all came to life as it was presented and beautifully read by the leader of funerals in the chapel. [So much better than the funeral given and spoken by rote presented here in Abingdon for a local friend of mine in March this year, she also died of dementia There had been no personal eulogy for my friend, Beryl.]
That was such a beautiful touching send off. I got such a strong sense of your mum’s character and life. The flowers in the chapel were beautiful The woman officiating did a great job!
Respectful condolences to a loving mother.
Thank you Patricia for your kindness, unassuming wisdom, and the lovely memories of your great musical performances, amongst your many other wonderful attributes.