The funeral service will be held at 2.40pm on Monday 15th November at Mortlake Crematorium
Directions for those who are attending are provided below. Please feel free to dress as you wish – black funeral attire is not a requirement. The crematorium politely requests that face coverings are worn, in particular when walking into the chapel. The service will be followed by a reception at The Tapestry.
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.
1 Lower Richmond Road
From Mortlake Crematorium you can walk along the Thames Path and it is approximately a 10 minute walk to The Tapestry. This is accessible from the path next to the crematorium car park – turn right and walk along the river. You will walk under Chiswick Bridge, then join the Thames Bank road that runs alongside the river. After you pass The Ship pub on the left, the road turns right onto Ship Lane. Walk to the end of Ship Lane, turn left onto the Lower Richmond Road and cross at the pedestrian traffic light crossing – you will see The Tapestry on your right hand side.
If you are driving, leave Mortlake Crematorium and turn left onto Mortlake Road (A205). At traffic lights turn left onto Lower Richmond Road (A316). Take first turning right at traffic lights onto Lower Richmond Road (A303), follow the road around, you will see The Tapestry on the right hand side. Parking is limited on the surrounding roads, but there are spaces along Ship Lane.
The car park at Mortlake will close at 5pm, however you can leave your car in the Putney Town Rowing Club, just outside the crematorium gates, which is always accessible.
If you wish to send flowers, please either order from Rose & Mary on 07958 293130 or send them to arrive by 10am on 15th November to:
White Rose Modern Funerals
13 The Causeway
I knew Vickie while we worked at the charity Missing People
Vicks was a crucial member of the case management team and she suported numerous families of missing people. Vicks was one of the few people happy to cover the night shift and if ever the helpline needed to be manned late at night or early in the morning Vicks could be relied upon to help out.
She was a bit of a jack of all trades and Some of us affectionately called her ‘Witchy Woo’ as she had a supernatural ability to fix photocopiers and printers everyone else had given up on.
Immensely kind and with a great sense of humour, Vicks was a unique character and a vital part of the charity Missing People in its early days
Lots of love to her son Bruce
Miss You Vicks talking about our past and having a good moan about our every day lives. You are always in my thoughts and thank you for all your advice etc etc and being there when we worked together at Missing Persons helpline both day and night I might add.
Vickie joined NMPH, as it was then, in its infancy and became a mainstay of the charity. She was a caring and compassionate Case Manager. We, her colleagues, loved and respected her for her kindness, wicked sense of humour and her advice and guidance. She was a great colleague, good friend and quietly proud Mum.
I was shocked and saddened by the news of her death and my heart goes out to Bruce.