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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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A Few Kind Words...

“I cannot believe that a month has passed since we first met, the day after Brian died. Within a short time of our encounter, I know that an occasion I had always dreaded would be transformed into a positive, memorable occasion – and so it was!

Your warm and practical attitude, as well as highly professional advice, immediately instils confidence. Every detail of the proceedings is meticulously explained and I felt completely relaxed. Thank you Jess for making everything work so well. You are a remarkable lady with a definite vocation and I wish you all the very best for the future. I felt I found a real, new friend, just when I needed it most.”

Irene

“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

“Thank you so much for the care you took of mum and help and kindness you showed us making a very sad time so much easier to bear. With very best wishes and a very big thank you.”

Claire, David & Pia Stevens

“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

“Lynn, Bruce and I thank you so much for the wonderful understanding and help you have given us over the past days.It has been a difficult time but made so much easier by your guidance. With your kindness, we feel we managed to say our goodbyes to ‘Roger’, ‘Dad’ and ‘Grandy’ – showing our love and thanks to him for looking after us so perfectly over the years.”

Pat Clark

“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

“Dear Jo,

Thanks so much for all you did leading up to the funeral. None of us could have got through it without your support.

Many thanks for everything you did for us, for all your help and for making a very sad day so easy. Your support has been amazing.

A huge thank you. Your dedication made saying farewell to Mum all the more bearable.”

Sue, Vicki, Clare & Richard

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David & Betty Wakeford

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.

Lyla

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