The funeral service will be held at 11.20am on Friday 15th July at Mortlake Crematorium
Directions for those who are attending are provided below. Formal black funeral attire is not necessary, we wish for this to be a relaxed commemoration of Paul’s life.
Following the service, you are invited to join us for a reception at The Coach & Horses, Kew. It would be most helpful if you could click the RSVP link below.
HOW TO GET THERE
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.
Please note that Mortlake Crematorium falls within the ULEZ charging zone (you can check your vehicle’s compliance status here).
Coach & Horses
8 Kew Green
The Coach & Horses is located by Kew Green, just off the A205 Kew Road. It’s a 5 – 10 minute drive from Mortlake Crematorium – just turn right when you come out onto the main Mortlake Road and you will see it on your right as you approach the Green. Parking is available on the roads around the pub or around the Green itself.
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A ‘Helen’s walk’ without Paul will be so sad. He enlivened many a high street with a wry comment that made us all laugh. And when he was serious you knew his views would be apposite and quite right as befitted a proud solicitor. He faced his illness with courage and never complained, to us. Liz supported him bravely through it and we hope to see her wandering through Ealing soon. We shall never forget the last time we met them in West Walk and enjoyed a chat. So sad it was our last sight of Paul.
With love Majid and Margaret
Early memories of our children attending school together, memories of friendship with Liz from our ‘Lammas Investment Club’ days and, more recently, chats with Liz and Paul in the local parks and streets of Ealing, are all the more important now since Paul’s sad passing. Through Paul’s involvement with the Little Ealing History Group, his contributions to their history walks and historical books have been enjoyed by many people and there is no doubt that he will be greatly missed by all. Paul was dearly loved and cared for by Liz and his family and we now send our love and condolences to them at this very difficult time.
Jan and Gary x
Paul was a dear and much loved friend. He was best man at our wedding and we were honoured when he and Liz became godparents to our three children, all of whom have very fond memories of him. Whenever we met up we were always guaranteed to have our spirits lifted with his whimsical and cheeky sense of humour, trying to stifle our laughs in public, often to no avail. His family meant a great deal to him and he was enormously proud of his grandchildren and we know that gave him a lot of comfort especially towards the end of his life. 54 years of knowing Paul is a long time and it will be a long time before we can accept our friend is longer with us. May you rest in peace Paul. We will miss you so much.
All our love Valerie and Howard
I first met Paul in Autumn 1967 when we both started the same law course in Holborn. I was a shyish teenager but Paul befriended me and we shared a flat for a couple of years. When I struggled with my studies Paul encouraged me to keep going, for which I am eternally grateful. Inevitably work, marriage and loving families came along and, although we drifted apart, we still kept in touch over the following decades. After retirement, we revived our friendship and Jan, my wife, and I met up with Paul and Liz in town for catch-ups on family news while visiting some exhibition or another followed always by lunch at a restaurant recommended by Paul. We also shared a love of cricket, Paul his beloved Middlesex and I my county of Kent, and would meet up at Lords or Uxbridge for a day of friendly rivalry with a beer or two. I shall sorely miss these outings but, above all, I shall miss Paul as a steadfast and lifelong friend. Jan and I send our heartfelt sympathy to Liz and her family at this saddest of times with all our love and very best wishes.
David and Jan Stevens.
I had the great fortune of Paul being my parents’ dearest friend, godparent to me and my siblings. Me, my brother and sister simply adored him when we went to visit. We would be in fits of giggles as he told us stories, tickled us silly and chased us round the ping pong table shouting “run for your lives!”. I shall forever cherish the childhood memories I have of him.
Paul’s secondborn son, William, was my best friend as a boy. And Paul was, unquestionably, the best dad of all the dads. Whenever I showed-up at their beautiful family home, often unannounced and unexpected, Paul was genuinely delighted to see me. It was striking, even as a young boy, how hospitable and welcoming he was: he always exuded warmth, kindness, calmness and goodness.
Even though I haven’t seen or spoken to Paul for more than twenty years, I think of him often — particularly when I speak with William, who shares many of his father’s qualities.
It was a privilege to know Paul Fitzmaurice. I’ve no doubt that William, Richard and Jonathan will follow the exceptional example their father set, and ensure his spirit endures.