RIP: Cousin John

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Today we said goodbye to Cousin John De-Winter at Beckenham Crematorium. The last time we were here was in April 2014 for (my) Mum’s passing and whilst we were there, we took the opportunity to look at the Rose that we planted in her honour in their Remembrance Garden.

Given the travelling distance, we opted to drive down the afternoon before and stay over. The Bromley Premier Inn did us proud, where we were able to bag a room and breakfast for around £80. A bargain!!!

I recall (just about) Cousin John’s first wedding to Joyce back in 1966 – a gloriously sunny day where, as young sprogs, my brother and I spent most of the time after the Service running around outside enjoying the good weather! Over the years. I’d lost touch with John apart from exchanging Christmas Cards that on reflection, was a shame. John’s passing had been a bit of a surprise to us all in the family, John being in his late 70s and in reasonably good health.

Details of the funeral itself were a bit on the sparce side, but we did learn that was to be buried next to his second wife, Anne (who he lost to Cancer a long while ago).

RIP John!

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