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Jean Richards

(5th July 1940 - 2nd March 2021)

The family of Jean Richards would like you to celebrate her life.

Born in India in 1940, she returned to England as a young child and had many happy years spent at her family home in Guildford.

Having trained as a nursery nurse, she lived in Greece working with children in the early 1960’s, after which she saved up and embarked on a three-year global adventure with her best friend. Two girls in their mid-twenties, exploring the world. Upon her return, in the early 1970’s she worked for the British Council as a housing officer looking after foreign students.

She met Cyril Richards and they got married in 1974. They shared 41 years of marriage during which time she was a devoted wife and mother. Jean was the kindest lady you could ever meet and always put others before herself with complete contentment. She is survived by her two children and four grandchildren, who miss her and love her very much.

Jean loved nature, especially going for walks and listening to the beautiful chorus of birdsong in the back garden.

We invite you to make a donation to the RSPB, in her memory.

Thank you.

Peter, Ella and family

Charity Donation In Memory of Jean Richards

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RSPB Donations

Sarah

My lovely schoolfriend, always thinking of others.

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid


Anonymous

£250.00


Anonymous

Farewell my dearest friend, until we meet again.


Anonymous

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid


Anonymous

£10.00


Anonymous

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid


Anonymous

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid


Stephanie from Japan

Thank you very much for being such a wonderful and beautiful person. I miss you. You are my English mom forever.


Anonymous

£25.00


Lisa and All at Nos.40

In memory of the kindest, most gentle lady that I have met in recent times. May you always hear birdsong Jean x

£20.00


Graham & Di

Jean was someone who always showed an interest in others. A lovely person who will be greatly missed. Graham and Di

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid


Heather and Sue S-M

In loving memory of Jean Richards, a beautiful woman

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid


Barbara and Louise

Thank you for the wonderful memories and your constant kindness. You were a lovely, kind person, the world was a better place with you in it. X

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid


Anonymous

In Memory of a Good Friend and Neighbour.

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid


Anonymous

Long in our memories, with much love, Reggie and Peter

£50.00


John Bardsley

Thank you for your gentle kindness and sincere friendship Jean.


Anonymous

God bless you Jean.

£10.00


Jane, Jay and Violet

Donation made in memory of a very special lady who loves to listen to the birdsong xxx


Ella, Peter, Matt, Dtor and the children

For our dearest Mum (and Grandma) You hold a place in our hearts which will forever be filled with love, admiration, gratitude and happy memories. Thank you for everything xxxx

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid


Lisa (Jones) & Rob

In loving memory of Jean Beanie.


Anonymous

£30.00


Anonymous

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid


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Dear Cindy,

I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday and please thank all the gentlemen who helped us. Everything ran very smoothly and they were excellent.

I was also very happy with the service booklet and photographs.

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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.”

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Carole Day and Family

“Thank you so much for the care, support, compassion and understanding you showed with helping Chris and us to plan his funeral. You made a very difficult time for us more bearable for which we are very grateful. Thank you also for enabling all Chris’s plans to come to fruition. His ‘send-off’ was exactly what he wanted. Malcolm did a brilliant job too. Thank you, Jane, With love and sincere, thank you.”

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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

“Dear Fran

I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for all your care and support in the arrangements for my dad, John.

I know that my Mum, Valerie, was most grateful for your support and care, particularly last Friday which was a difficult day for her. Mum said to me that you went over and above in her eyes, making sure she was ok before you would let her leave.

Dad would have highly approved of the day yesterday, and that’s all we could have asked for. It really was the celebration of his life that he would have wanted.

Again, my sincerest thanks and gratitude to you all.”

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