Kingsley Hudson Gregory (19 Mar 1934 - 9 Aug 2014)

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Funeral Service

Location
Sanderstead United Reformed Church 3 Sanderstead Hill Sanderstead CR2 0HB
Date
22nd Aug 2014
Time
2pm

Cremation Details

Location
Croydon Crematorium Mitcham Road Croydon CR9 3AT
Date
22nd Aug 2014
Time
3.45pm

Kingsley Hudson Gregory passed away on August 9th. He was 80 and had been fighting cancer over the last 18 months. His wife Barbara and daughter Mary were with him when he died. His son John had seen him the week previously

He taught at Purley High School for Boys, Old Coulsdon from 1966 until 1989 latterly as Head of the Geography department. www.fasetpatria.com He completed his MSc and MPhil in glacial geomorphology in which he painstakingly hand-painted all the illustrations in each copy. He was a fellow of the Royal Geological Society.

Away from the academic circles of rocks and students he was a family man and devout Christian with strong values. Many will recall that he had the most exceptional reading and singing voice for which he will be most remembered. He has a surviving wife, two children and six grandchildren. He was always incredibly proud of us all.

The family are asking for no flowers but instead donations to the Croydon Floating Shelter for the homeless that Kingsley actively supported or St Christopher's Hospice.

Sverre Helgesen wrote

Kingsley Gregory was my geography teacher at Quernmore. I was there '57-'62. Not sure how long he was there, 1-2 years? He was a dedicated teacher, loved it, and very good at it too. He was definitely a man you looked up to. RIP, Mr Gregory.

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Alex Webb wrote

My memories of Kingsley were of his fantastic voice and as a Junior choir member, sitting near him in church was always exciting as we looked around in awe of where this amazing voice came from. A huge part of the church and such a lovely lovely man.

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Pauline Pollard wrote

Dear Barbara, Mary and John,
Keeping you all in my thoughts at this very sad time.
My happiest childhood memories are of holidays with you at Petts Wood and 'Kinbara' which I will always treasure xxx

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