In loving memory of
Richard Max Wilson
15. 01. 1945 - 19. 12. 2022
The funeral service will be held at 11am on Friday 3rd February at St Mary’s Church, Hampton
Directions for those who are attending are provided below. Formal funeral attire is not required. Following the service, you are invited to join us for a reception at Clandon Wood Natural Burial Ground. It would help us enormously if you could click the RSVP link below.
A reception will be held between 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Friday 3rd February at Clandon Wood Natural Burial Site, West Clandon, Guildford.
Everyone is welcome to attend the reception during which there will be a burial at 1pm to be attended by immediate family only. Directions for those who are attending are provided below. It would help us enormously with catering if you could click the RSVP link below.
FUNERAL SERVICE - 11am
St Mary’s Church
The Church is located on the A308 Hampton Court Road, however there is a rear entrance off Church Street – you will see St Mary’s Church Community Hall, just to the right is an entrance for the church.
There is no car park, however there are no parking restrictions on the roads around the church (except on the A308 itself), so park in Church Street or on the High Street.
RECEPTION - 1pm - 3.30pm
Clandon Wood Natural Burial Ground
Clandon Wood is within easy reach of the A3 and M25. Clandon station is a 25 minute walk and Guildford station is a short taxi ride away.
From the A3 coming from London: take the B2039 / B2215 (A247) exit off the A3, then take the second exit from the roundabout onto the Portsmouth Road (B2215). This road takes you through Ripley – eventually you will reach a roundabout, take the first exit onto the A247 Clandon Road. Continue on this road driving through West Clandon, then turn left onto the A25 and the entrance to Clandon Wood Natural Burial Ground will be on your left.
Alternative route from the A3: take the Burpham/Merrow exit, then turn left into New Inn Lane just after the BP petrol station signposted towards Merrow, then turn right onto Park Lane B2234 and then turn left onto the Epsom Road A25 signposted towards Dorking and Leatherhead. The entrance to Clandon Wood Nature Reserve and Burial Ground will be on the left hand side after one mile, signposted Clandon Wood Natural Burial (do not take the earlier Clandon Park turnoff).
INFORMAL GATHERING - from 4pm
Anyone wishing to continue after the reception will be welcome to join the family at The Onslow Arms
The Onslow Arms
The Onslow Arms is located in the village of West Clandon, which is a 5 minute drive from Clandon Wood Nature Reserve.
When exiting from Clandon Wood, you can only turn left onto the A246 Epsom Road, so continue for just over half a mile to where there is an opportunity to turn right and do a u-turn onto the opposite carriageway. You will then drive back past Clandon Wood, take the next turning to the right onto The Street (A247). The Onslow Arms pub will be on your right hand side after a couple of miles.
Richard was always a perfect gentleman and a well-respected engineer whose knowledge. Intellect and friendly , nurturing nature will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
My condolences to his family.
I first met Richard in 1979, but our paths didn’t cross again until more than 10 years later when I joined LUL. I never worked for Richard (although came close twice) but always found him keen to engage and assist professionally, where his knowledge and intellect were immense. Away from work, it was always a pleasure to be in Richard’s company on social evenings and days out. He will be sorely missed.
Richard was a hugely valued colleague of mine. Always friendly and willing to give advice and assist and share his vast experience and brilliant intellect with anyone. He was a true professional, role model and gentleman and superb engineer. The rail industry is diminished without him. I shall miss seeing him at various seminars etc.
May he rest in well-deserved peace.
I had the pleasure of knowing Richard from around 1956 when we were both members of All Saints Church Y.P.F.
Later in life we were both at Brush Rail Traction Loughborough, with a common interest in locomotive development.
We both raised our families in Leicestershire and frequently called upon each other in friendship.
I shall miss this wonderful kind christian man, and all his considered and helpful comments on so many subjects.
May he rest in peace. +
Although I first met Richard while he was working on projects for London Underground, I didn’t really get to know him till after he came to work at LU and later in Metronet where he was my manager and leader for several years.
His knowledge, intellect and friendly, nurturing nature will be sadly missed, as will be his ability to explain complex technical functions and systems clearly and memorably.
Richard is my mother’s cousin. I remember he generously took me and my brother on memorable trips in his car, such as Chatsworth. This opened my eyes and I loved it. I was in awe of the train set too!
He led the way for the family by winning a place at Oxford, providing a role model for us. Funny, kind, interested and interesting, he will be missed. Love from Savills.
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