By now many of you will have heard the terribly sad news about John losing his brave battle against cancer last Saturday morning.
His extraordinary energy, sense of humour, and passion for our village will be hugely missed and the family wants to thank everyone for the lovely comments on John’s FB page from which they are drawing such comfort at this sad time.
They also want to make sure everyone knows about his funeral which will take place at 1.45pm on Tuesday 6th September 2016 at St Mary’s Church in Longcot. It will be followed by a private cremation at Kingsdown Crematorium.
There will be a reception after at John’s local: The King and Queen.
The family have asked: “Wear what you like, but it would be rather lovely if people wore hats. Old or new, cap or topper, John prized them all.
Thwe family have also asked for No Flowers – but instead for donations in John’s memory to St Mary’s Church Longcot. John was involved in fundraising for the church and was keen that it remain at the heart of the community where it has stood for 800 years.
As John knew many, many people – it would be enormously helpful if you could let the Funeral Directors know if you will be attending so that the family and they have some idea of numbers.
Please contact: The Co-operative Funeral Directors, Cardinal House, Brewery Street, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7NJ. Tel: 01793 764664.