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Derek Christopher Evans

(28th June 1947 - 28th December 2022)

Our much loved and missed husband to Carole. Father to Paula and Sarah. Grandfather to Elliott, Emily, Nathan, Jacob & Caleb. Never short of a story to tell, share a good laugh. He loved his family immensely and he leaves us his legacy, great memories and a hole in our world that cannot be filled.

Instead of flowers, the family would prefer any donations to be made to either the Royal British Legion or to Bletchley Park Charities as they were very close to Derek’s heart, given his great interest in the war. Bletchley Park was where Carole’s mother worked as a decoder during World War 2.

Always In Our Hearts

Charity Donation In Memory of Derek Christopher Evans

Donate to The Royal British Legion

You can choose to make your donation amount private, if you wish.

The Royal British Legion Donations

maggie

in memory of Derek, and a good sense of humour. xx


David, Christine & Tony

Keep the laughter going, on and beyond.

£35.00


Marianne

Remembering a great character that will be sorely missed by his family and friends

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid


Vivian Sprong and Michael Green

With many happy memories and laughs.

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid


Ferguson Family

Thank you for your friendship over a long period of time with many good memories.

£200.00 + £50.00 Gift Aid


Anonymous

Many happy memories

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid


Colin, Pat and family

Remembering some happy times with Derek over the years.

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid


Anonymous

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid


Charity Donation In Memory of Derek Christopher Evans

Donate to Bletchley Park

You can choose to make your donation amount private, if you wish.

Bletchley Park Donations

Sarah, Nathan, Jacob, Caleb & Olive

Dad, Grandpa So loved, so missed & never forgotten - it will never be the same without you. You’ve been so strong for so long, you certainly have earned your rest now. Always your S, P, S, W & O xx


Paula and Emily

For a dear Dad and Grandpa, Very much missed and always loved. Your Pie-Face and The Strangler xxxx

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid


Gill Pettitt

A dear friend never to be forgotten who will always be held close with lots of fond memories by me & the family . Xx

£20.00


Anonymous

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid


Trish M

A lovely man, Derek may you fly with the angels & shine. I have really enjoyed knowing you & having our lovely Fish & Chips it will continue, I know you will always be around Carole, Sarah & Family.x

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid


Anonymous

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid


Anonymous

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid


Anonymous

Many happy memories

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid


Anonymous

£25.00


Anonymous

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid


Obituary

The Royal British Legion

£440.00 + Gift Aid of £101.25

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Bletchley Park

£300.00 + Gift Aid of £63.75

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A Few Kind Words...

“We would like to thank you very much for looking after Mum and for all the arrangements you made for her funeral last Thursday. Your professionalism, help and ready advice together with your sensitivity at such a difficult time was much appreciated by us all. Our best regards.”

Nigel, Colin Ian & Coraine Ferguson

“Would you please pass on our thanks to the young lady who conducted the burial of Joyce Ashby last week. She was so kind to Jean my very elderly cousin especially on the ride back in the Limo taking us through Richmond Park and chatting all the way. We then went on to have a family picnic in Jean’s garden in the sunshine a lovely way to remember Joyce and the perfect day for Jean. Very many thanks from all of us in North Wales.”

Sheila, Keith & Rhoada Ashby

“I just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you for everything you have done over the last two weeks. When I walked into Alan Greenwood’s on the 5th November I didn’t know where or how I was going to organise my lovely Mum’s funeral and the thought of it horrified me, you made a daunting job so much easier and were there to guide me all the way until the day of the funeral.”

I can’t thank you enough for your kind words, thoughts and help during this very difficult time. Losing someone as precious as mum is very hard but you helped so much. Thank you for everything you have done for mum, myself and my family.”

Sue, Mundy, Luke and Faye

“I would like to say a huge thank you to both Carina at Alan Greenwood and Sons in Frimley and the Celebrant. When my mother-in-law passed, we had absolutely no idea what we were doing other than needing to contact a funeral directors. After calling, Carina invited us into the Frimley branch for an informal chat and made us feel at ease straight away. She talked us through every step whilst being compassionate, caring and professional during the whole process. It was a difficult time that was made so much easier by the way Carina and Maria handled everything. When the Celebrant contacted us we were unsure of what we wanted for the service, with his knowledge and understanding he helped us to put together a service that was both relaxed, professional and perfectly suited to us. Thank you to the whole team!”

Sarah

To Lisa and all at Greenwood’s
Thank you for all the care and professionalism you have shown whilst caring for my Dad.
Thanks also for being so wonderful whilst looking after Diane and me, we are so grateful,
you took the pressure away from us during a very stressful time.

Sally and Diane

“The family would like to thank you and the whole team at Greenwood’s for your warm and professional service. We were delighted with your attention to detail and the relaxed but respectful manner of the Attendant and Bearers on the day itself. Many of our friends commented on the ‘dignity with lightness of touch’ and said it was one of the best-organised funerals they had attended. It was certainly a very different experience from my father’s funeral twelve years ago, and we shall recommend you wholeheartedly to others.”

Carole Day and Family

“Just a wee note to say a huge thank you for your amazing support, care and friendship when helping us to arrange my dad’s funeral. Although it was such a difficult time for us as a family, you ensured that we were so well looked after & that everything went perfectly. Our tears often turned to laughter in your company & that’s because you helped us remember the good times.

Thank you for everything from the bottom of our hearts. We would also like to thank the whole team involved in helping before, during and after my dad’s funeral. You truly are amazing, showing such dignity, compassion, care and professionalism. Thank you.”

Karen, Anna & family

“Thank you so much for the way you took care of Loui’s funeral for us. You really went the extra mile, we are really grateful for all your help with the arrangements with Louis and Mum.”

Sheila, Kenny & Family

“Dear Donna,

Just a little something to say thank you very much for all of your kind support during a very difficult time.

You really went above and beyond to help us and it was truly appreciated.

Thank you for helping us organise such a personal and fitting service for Margaret and everything else that you did for us.”

Bill, Sandra, Vicki and Family

“Dear John,

Thank you for the wonderful service, support and help you offered me and the way you looked after my partner Bob, after he passed away.

From the professionalism and courtesy your team showed on that most traumatic moment – taking Bob from our house – to your kindness, and surefooted advice, the recommendation of the Celebrant, and then your kindness in coming to the cremation as well.

It’s been the hardest month or so of my life and yet I was so pleased with how the service went, the wonderful order of service you arranged and helped me with and of course the music as well. Throughout it all you treated me with respect, dignity and gave me such helpful advice. I’m not sure I would have managed well without that. Even more, I can now look back and reflect that the day went well and represented my partner and our love so well.

I think it’s important to thank people when they have done such a great job.”

Douglas

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