Terence Charles Williams (20 Dec 1934 - 6 Mar 2014)

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Funeral Service

Location
St Marys Church High Street Downe BR6 7US
Date
21st Mar 2014
Time
12pm
Funeral Director
F.A. Albin Mottingham

Cremation Details

Location
Beckenham CrematoriumElmers End RoadBeckenham KentBR3 4TD
Date
21st Mar 2014
Time
1.30pm

Funeral Reception

Location
Downe Hall Farm CottagesHigh StreetDowne BR6 7LF
Date
21st Mar 2014
Time
1pm

In loving memory of Terence Charles Williams who sadly passed away on 6th March 2014 aged 79 years.


As a family we would love you to consider Donations to either The British Lung Foundation or The Freddie Mills Club, whose charity dad had supported in the past, this charity helps young disabled children. We would prefer family flowers only. Donations to The British Lung Foundation can be made via Just Giving, donations for the Freddie Mills Club can be made via Albins Funeral Directors (Mottingham Office).


Please join us at the church service at St Marys Church in Downe, we would love you to join us at Beckenham Crematorium for Dad's committal service and then afterwards at Downe Hall Farm Cottages for Refreshments. If you prefer, you can go straight to Downe Hall Farm Cottages for refreshments where we will join you after the commital.


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Graham Bowden wrote

When I worked at the Lido as Deputy Manager in 89 to 92, Terry made me clean all the club on my morning off, when I had completed the 3 months Terry said to me ' Graham you don,t need to do it anymore, NOW YOU KNOW WHAT I EXPECT WITH STANDARDS OF CLEANLINESS SON !!'That was Terry RIP Terry you will never know what you taught me, or maybe you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Graham Bowden wrote

I worked for Terry at the Lido in 1989 to 1992 as Deputy Manager along with Tony Carrington; With the last 25 years having passed I have much loved memories of Terry who was a fantastic leader with the highest standards, he taught me well about many of life's principles and to this day i still talk about him down here in North Devon, What a man he really was, so wise RIP Boss

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Sarah donated £20 in memory of Terence
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Sarah wrote

So sad to hear about Terry. So many happy times working at the Lido, the money was rubbish but we had a GOLD membership included. How I used that membership!! Great times & great friends made. I remember Terry teaching Paul Nicholas circus acts when he was in Barnum. We swooned at reception as he came in!! Such a busy and active man, I hope you are juggling in heaven 'kiddo'. Sarah Rees

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Patricia donated £25 in memory of Terence
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Patricia wrote

With fondest memories, Pat and Bernadette

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Chris donated £20 in memory of Terence
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Pamela wrote

Thanks for all those wondderful memories.

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Pamela donated £30 in memory of Terence
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Pamela wrote

Thanks for all those wonderful memories.

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Dominic donated £20 in memory of Terence
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Angela and John Alexander wrote

So many lovely memories, going back almost 50 years! Can it really be that long? Its very hard to imagine that you are no longer with us. So many friends to miss you, so many people who loved you, especially all of your family. Lots of crazy stories, far to many to recall, but many to laugh about and share. You were truly a one off Terry! So sorry you won't be with us on April 18th to share our special day. We know you would have been there and you will be in our thoughts very much. With all of our love to you, we will miss you very much! John and Angela xo

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Brian Heathcoter-Elliott wrote

Fond memories of the musical collaboration we enjoyed over a 22 year period and all the laughter we shared along the way.

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Maureen Pagett wrote

Terry, we thank you for having the foresight, 27 years ago, of turning the old Bromley Lido into a gym, where we have all spent so many happy years, exercising, socialising, often with you and making lifelong friendship's with people who we may otherwise never have met.
Many thanks.
'The Old Original Lido Girls' & families. x

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Shelley Machin wrote

Dear Terry,
It seems so strange to be saying goodbye to you. It's been some months since I last saw you but it never occurred to me to wonder how or when you might depart.
My memories of you span a lifetime. I remember with clarity and affection the acrobatics, stilts and especially the unicycle. Visits to Clown Alley, guided tours around the Bromley Lido and being in classes with you at the front doing your thing. I remember singing through the some of the earliest versions of your songs from "Seconds Out" and watching from the sidelines as you brought the show to life with tenacity and dedication. I remember your encouragement and support when I was singing and you always turning out to watch when we'd put on some of my Dad's plays. I remember growing to understand the depth and strength of your friendship with my parents which saw highs and lows and survived untarnished.
You have been part of many big moments in my life. You gave me one of my first jobs. Not only did you come to my wedding but you sweetly let us stay in your beautiful home in Downe as a romantic bolt hole on our wedding night. You even laid on the makings of a Champagne breakfast. You were there at Ellie's naming day and, although you weren't able to come to Poppy's, it was the most natural thing in the world to invite you because you were always there. Part of the fabric of my life, part of the furniture. Albeit a somewhat outlandishly upholstered Chaise Lounge!
I'm sure that wherever you are now, you will be having a high old time whipping your fellow residents into a frenzy of excitement or knocking them into shape, as required. Back here though you will be much missed.
Much love to you Terry xxx
Shelley

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I first met Terry when auditioning for the minor role of the ‘big cheese’ Razors in his musical ‘Seconds Out’. I didn’t get the role. Instead, he cast me in the major role of the spiv, ‘Favours’. I went on to win a small accolade for the role – a Best Male Actor award from the Bexley Arts Council. Terry was very good at spotting talents – even those people didn’t know they had! – and encouraging them to stretch themselves and realise their potential.
I also worked on ‘Seconds Out’ as the Assistant Musical Director, so I spent a fair old bit of time working with Terry on the music and rehearsing it with the leads and the rest of the cast. In that relatively brief period, I came to know Terry as a very energetic and talented man, but also caring and supportive, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude to everything.
I was proud to be a part of the ‘world premiere’ of his musical at the Edward Alderton Theatre. I know he was in the process of organising a touring production, but I suppose time ran out on him. It’s clear that, over the years, Terry has invested an enormous amount of time and energy in getting his ‘silver years’ project all the way from conception to first outing on stage and I’m sure he’d like it to ‘go all the way’. Essentially, it’s a good story and it’s an entertaining musical: it just needs someone else to take up the mantle and run with it!

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May the memories of Terry help you find peace.
Our thoughts are with you.
With Love
Ian and Gaby xx

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Gabriella donated £50 in memory of Terence
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DANTE DI wrote

I can't believe my uncle Terry is gone. Right up until the last time I saw him at Marco's 50th birthday, he seemed larger than life and full of fun just the same as always. I will always remember being young and going down to the lido he owned where I took part in circus classes that he ran. To this day I can't quite manage to juggle, spin plates or walk on stilts, but I had a lot of fun trying and a lot of fun watching uncle Terry pull these skills off with ease! Terry also arranged for me to have a few guitar lessons and all these years later I'm still playing. Terry was very complimentary about my playing and I will also remember how he would often slip me a five pound note when I'd see him - even when I was way past being a child he would often give me some pocket money! It doesn't seem right that he's not here but I feel he lived such an interesting and packed life that he got the most out of his time here which is an inspiration for us all.

Dante and family

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Sue Spinks wrote

Not just my Uncle Terry but a loving man with passion for life and making things happen, not only for himself but for so many people that crossed his path.
He gave me the opportunity to take my first full time job working with him so many years ago at Clown Alley and then the courage me to spread my wings and still come back to work with him again several years later.
Uncles Terry's life was just like the Barnum show, full of precision, balance and focus like a performing artist but with the fun and laughter from the jovial juggler.
He has made his mark in this lifetime to inspire and encourage, Uncle Terry will be missed by so many of his friends and of course his family but we hope that his determination for life will continue in us all.
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