Leonard "Len" Arthur Hatch (10 Apr 1929 - 12 Oct 2013)

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Funeral Service

Location
St Mary's Church St Marychurch Street Rotherhithe SE16 4JE
Date
1st Nov 2013
Time
2.15pm
Funeral Director
F.A. Albin & Sons

Cremation Details

Location
Honor Oak Crematorium Brockley Way SE4 2LW
Date
1st Nov 2013
Time
3.15pm

In Loving Memory of Leonard "Len" Arthur Hatch who died on 12th October 2013 aged 84 years.

He was a loving Husband, brlliant Dad and Father-in -Law and a super Grandad.

He will be greatly missed.

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Pat Kingwell wrote

So sad to hear Len has passed away. I first met him just a few years ago when he contributed to an oral history we were producing about Southwark Park. He told us some lovely tales several of which ended up in the book. His memories gave a great insight into how things had changed over the years since he was a boy. It was evident Len knew so much about Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, and much else besides, and he was very generous with his time in sharing his knowledge. Len was sharp-witted, amusing and good company and meeting him always brightened up the day. He will be greatly missed. Condolences to all his family and friends.

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David Brunskill wrote

Ann and I were deeply saddened to that Len had passed away.

When I went to that first meeting about Canada Water at was then the Holiday Inn my firmest memory was the way that your dad spoke. He, for me was the living embodiment of such a strong and firm pride in being at the heart of our capital city, that had lived through war, the closure of the Surrey docks and dramatic changes in the lives of the people of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe.

I always felt privileged that I, a new resident of Rotherhithe could meet, talk to, learn from and enjoy the company of your dad.

Whether through his work with the trade union movement, his life in Bermondsey, Rotherhithe & the Canada Water community or his love of his family he gave his whole commitment and heart.

He was a wonderful man.

Both Ann and I would like to express sympathy and condolences at your loss.

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Brian & wrote

We were so very sad to hear the news of Len's passing. He was a wonderful character and so full of enthusiasm for life. His knowledge of Bermondsey and Rotherhite was amazing and he was always so interesting and entertaining to talk to. He will be missed by so many people. Our deepest sympathy goes to his dear family at this sad time. With love - Brian & Jackie Rose x

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Jan Scott-Goodfellow wrote

In the thirty two years I have known Len he was forever cheerful and contented, someone who was always pleased to see you. His easy going manner made you feel comfortable and relaxed when you were in his company. He would ask about my family with genuine care and concern whenever I saw him and be interested in what was happening in my life. A real gentleman, truly a gentle man, he will be missed terribly, but his spirit will be carried in our hearts. Rest in peace dear Len.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family: Jan, Dave and Faye Goodfellow

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Suzy, Terry wrote

We were very saddened to learn of Len's passing. He was a genuinely lovely family man. A pleasure to have known.

Our love and thoughts to go out to his wife Mary, and all the family.

Bless you Len.x

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Jence Thomas wrote

Sadly Missed. With loving memories of Len.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jence, Sini, Thomas & Jos

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Steve Cornish wrote

Len will be sorely missed by all, especially all those in his beloved Bermondsey- I Will always remember Len for his calm but calculated speeches at many council and community meetings over many years - Len said it straight and from the heart, because he knew Bermondsey & Rotherhithe like the back of his hand. Learnt that you didn't have to shout to get your point across. Deepest Sympathy to Mary and Family...from Steve Cornish & Family

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