Santiago Linero Villamizar (18 Feb 1976 - 8 Sep 2018)

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Private
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Garners Funeral Service Ltd, Tolworth

Santiago Linero Villamizar, age 42, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018. He was born February 18, 1976, in Bogota, Colombia, to Juan Linero and Cecilia Villamizar. He is survived by his mom and dad, his daughters, Lola and Martha with their mother Eleanor Westfold; his fiancé Nicole Darcy Foley with her daughters Amelia, Kieleigh, Dannielle, son Alfie and grandson Oliver; his three sisters Maria Isabel, Juanita and Ana Maria and his niece Maria Jose.

Santi will always be remembered by his smile, his upbeat personality, persistence and strength during difficult times. Unfortunately, this time the pain was too difficult and Santi decided to take his life. As Alfie, Santi’s stepson, said it, the joy and happiness he gave everyone he met just devastatingly didn’t sit within himself.

The family will celebrate Santi in a private funeral. Friends, and others whose lives Santi touched are invited to reminisce, grieve and support the families by visiting the donation links on this page in order contribute to Mental Illness charities. In Colombia, there will be a mass to celebrate Santi on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 10:00 am at Asociación Santa Cruz, Chia.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/santiagolinerofund
https://www.mind.org.uk
http://www.sane.org.uk


Santiago Linero Villamizar, de 42 años, falleció el sábado 8 de septiembre de 2018. Nació el 18 de febrero de 1976 en Bogotá, Colombia, hijo de Juan Linero y Cecilia Villamizar. Le sobreviven su mamá y su papá; sus hijas, Lola y Martha con su madre Eleanor Westfold; su prometida Nicole Darcy Foley con sus hijas Amelia, Kieliegh, Dannielle, su hijo Alfie y su nieto Oliver; sus tres hermanas María Isabel, Juanita y Ana María y su sobrina María José

Santi siempre será recordado por su sonrisa, personalidad arrolladora, persistencia y fortaleza para enfrentar tiempos difíciles. Desafortunadamente, esta vez el dolor fue demasiado y Santi decidió quitarse la vida. Como lo dice Alfie, su hijastro, la felicidad que Santi le dio a tantos, devastadoramente no se quedaba dentro de él.

La familia llevara a cabo un un funeral privado. Los amigos y otras personas cuyas vidas Santi tocó están invitadas a recordar y apoyar a las familias visitando los enlaces de donación en esta página para apoyar las organizaciones benéficas de Enfermedades Mentales.

En Colombia se celebrara una misa el 6 de octubre de 2018 a las 10:00 am en la Asociación Santa Cruz, Chia.

tanja savander wrote

I miss you....I will watch many times the cartoon Lava thinking about you....

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Tyler Hicks wrote

I just learned of Santi's passing and I'm so saddened to hear the awful news.

I knew Santi years ago when we both worked at the Buck's Head in Camden Town. I was a kid far from my friends and family in Canada, far from any comfortable familiarity and Santi's kindness, humour and general awesomeness made me feel at home.

My deepest condolences to his friends and family. RIP Santi.

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Maria Isabel Linero wrote

Para Santi
Quiero hoy dar un agradecimiento muy especial a todas las personas que nos acompañan y a las que quisieron estar y no lo pudieron hacer. También quiero agradecer tantas manifestaciones de cariño y afecto que hemos recibido mis papas, mis hermanas y yo en estas semanas.
En un momento como este, tratando de recordar un poco la vida de Santi y pensando que decir hoy en su despedida, vienen a mi cabeza varias cosas. Me regreso a nuestra niñez, luego vuelvo a nuestra vida adulta, también paso por los sentimientos y vivencias que hemos tenido desde su muerte.
Resumiendo un poco, quiero decirte Santi que lo único que espero y estoy segura que es así es que desde el 8 de septiembre el cielo gano un valiente, de voz suave y sonrisa bien especial, un hombre generoso, simpatiquísimo, de risa contagiosa, gozetas, amoroso. Un trabajador insigne, responsable y exitoso
Espero que les estés enseñando a todos allá arriba el truco para ser el papa que fuiste, acá en la tierra no conozco uno igual, de verdad que no. Y también el truco para ser el mejor padrastro. Acá quiero compartirles un pedacito de las palabras que escribió para Santi, Alfie, el hijo de Nicole su novia: “ Me gustaría terminar, dirigiéndome personalmente a Santi. Lamento tanto que la felicidad que le brindaste a tanta gente, que sin ser tu culpa, no se haya quedado dentro de ti. Nunca te olvidare, y me asegurare de contarles a mis hijos sobre el hombre, con acento divertido que me enseñó a ser la persona más genuina y amorosa que alguien puede ser. La felicidad y el amor que me diste desde el momento en que nos conocimos, tratándome como a tu propio hijo, con las mini peleas de juego que tuvimos cuando molestábamos y jugábamos juntos hasta caernos al piso. Por ultimo mencionaré el hecho que tú te convertiste en parte de mi familia y de mi forma de vida y ahora mientras creces tus alas yo seré para siempre parte de tu familia. Sigue cocinado alla arriba esos ricos sanduches de tocineta… Alfie”
¡Te extrañaremos siempre!!!! Y sabes una cosa: cada 2 de noviembre me acordare más de ti, hare una ofrenda para ti como lo aprendimos y vivimos en México juntos el año pasado; celebrare tu vida y daré gracias por haberme dado ese hermano menor que tanto disfrute, que tanto quise y que tanto me enseño. ¡Descansa en paz mi hermano lindo hasta que nos volvamos a encontrar!!

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  • Beautifully said & we have gained a beautiful family joined not by blood yet by a bond of love that will never be broken. We love you all so much💗💗💗💗 Santi has left a loving memorable legacy that will never be matched 💔👼🇨🇴🖤

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Mom's speech during Santi's funeral in the UK

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Palabras de mi mama durante el funeral de Santi en UK

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Juanita Linero wrote

Queridos familiares y amigos, gracias a todos por las maravillosas y amables palabras que tuvieron durante estos tiempos difíciles. Fue reconfortante recibir todos estos mensajes al ser la administradora de este obituario. Mi familia y yo estamos agradecidos por todas las amables palabras y recuerdos que compartieron. Para terminar, me gustaría citar las palabras de Santi que nos han brindado mucho consuelo: "Si tuviera que morir hoy, puedo decir con orgullo que he creado 2 seres humanos magníficos y que encontré amor, que encontre a mi alma gemela. Con esto mi vida esta completa."


Con cariño,
Juanita y Familia Linero-Villamizar

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  • Queridas Cecilia, que tristeza tan grande. Pero que orgullo ese ser tan especial que fue tu hijo. Hasta ahora pude ver supbituario, tú eres muy creyente y Dios muy grande, el té dará la fuerza para continuar. Te abrazo también a María Isabel, Juanita, y Ana Maria

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Juanita Linero wrote

Dear family and friends, thank you all for the wonderul and kind words you all had during this difficult times. It was heartwarming to recevie all these messages while being the administrator of this obituary. My whole family and I are grateful for all your kind words and the memories you shared. To close, I would like to quote Santi’s words that have given us much comfort: “If I was to die today, I can proudly say that I have created 2 magnificient human beings and that I found love, that I found my soulmate. With that my life is complete.”

With love, Juanita and Linero-Villamizar Family

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  • Your wings were ready Santi, but my heart was not 💔 RIP Our beautiful Angel xxx

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Walk with me, Guide me & protect me. My heart & soul are yours as your heart & soul are mine 💔👼🇨🇴🖤 My heart aches for you Santi I feel so broken. Fly high my angel love Your Mrs Linero xxx

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Karen Turner wrote

Dearest Santi one of the loveliest people I have ever met, his soft voice and infectious laugh fond memories of happy times.

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Sacha Mulligan wrote

Santi,
Where do I start but must be with what an amazing person you really were.
You always greeted me with a smile and a kiss on each cheek and your cheeky giggle that I will miss.

I wrote a short poem for you as I have the pleasure to spend great times with you and I am extremely honoured to of been part of you life.

I love you and thank you for all you brought into this world you will be missed dearly.

Santi

You really were one of the nicest men I met
You certainly won’t be one I’d ever forget

You made my best friend Nicole so happy and full of life
She couldn’t wait to be your wife

You were both madly in love it was so clear to me
That special love and bond that not many get to see


I had the pleasure of knowing you and always seeing your beautiful smile
Kindness and care was always your style

You were a man il remember for the rest of my days
And il remember your qualities and unique ways

We may not be able to see beautiful face anymore
But your energy lives through us all right to the core


Sleep peacefully my friend until we meet again
Deep in my heart you will always remain

Love and miss you always
Sacha & Mick xxxxxxx

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Helen Daniel wrote

Santi your kindness shone through your eyes and your smile. You were one of the good guys and you were a fantastic father, adored by your girls. I only knew you after you and Ellie had parted ways but your ability to co-parent was always a testament to how amazing you both are.
You always made Benji giggle when we were with you and your girls. It was a privilege to have known you and we are lucky enough to have your girls in our lives and so you will live on through them.
You will be missed Helen, Tom and Ben xxxx

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Nikki Cahill wrote

Darling Santi, we will think of you always and treasure some lovely moments we shared with you and your beautiful girls! It breaks my heart that you are not somewhere smiling and making people smile (something you did so freely)
Rest lovely man and know that you made a difference and created two gorgeous souls
Love to all that love you Santi xxx
Nikki, Dan, Liv and Orla xxx

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Familia D'Angelo wrote

Desde la distancia los acompañamos de corazón y con nuestras oraciones! Recordaremos con mucho cariño siempre a Santi: a su sonrisa única y su contagiosa alegría. Pedimos a Dios porque lo reciba en sus brazos y para que les de la fortaleza para afrontar este dolor. Nuestro más sentido pésame.

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Santi. Nunca pense tener que escribir algo asi. Que Diocito te acoga en su lecho. Que el amor tan Grande que sentias por tu Lola y tu Martha perduren siempre con Ellas. Descansa en paz mi querido Santi. Mi sincero y sentido pesame para tu mamita la Senhora Cecilia , se cuanto la adorabas, para tu papi, para tus hermanas y tus familiares. Para tus hijas Martha y Lola y su mamita Eleanor. Espero que estes libre de dolor y que encuentres la paz que tanto anhelabas mi Santi. Sandra.

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Today I say goodbye to my soulmate my best friend my confidante, you was the most selfless loving giving soul. You gave everything you had & more to everyone in your orbit. Nothing was too much trouble. Fly high, I will miss you forever Your Mrs Linero 💔

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Ellie Westfold wrote

Oh bloody hell Santi. The day of your funereal is dawning and I have absolutely no idea what to say. We miss you. The enormity of my journey with the girls
Lays heavy on my mind 24/7. I just wish you were here. Xxxx

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Amy Norman wrote

Santi it was an absolute pleasure meeting you, unfortunately we didn’t see you that much but when we did it was lovely to catch up. You were such a friendly, welcoming, caring man and great father. We are so sorry this happened, reading the messages it’s clear you touched many lives. We will never forget you and will keep your memory alive with the beautiful girls you have

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Dannielle Price wrote

It always pains me that we forgot to tell each other how great one another are, how much difference one makes to the world and how loved one is. Unfortunately, we wait until that person is gone to speak about all of their positives. Santi, I always said what a lovely man you were after being together. You took pride and love in your family, your girls and my family will miss you deeply. We have gained a family through you, your mum and sisters are beautiful souls. My son will miss growing up without you as his step grandad. May you rest in peace, you honourable gentleman. Dannielle, Adam and Oliver xxx

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Julia & Andy Parsons wrote

Santi, it makes us so very sad to think of the despair you must have felt to end your life; a life that was so precious to so many people. Although we hadn't seen you for a while, we have very happy and affectionate memories of you; of times spent with you and seeing what a great Dad you were to Lola and Martha; how you adored them and they you.
We send our heartfelt condolences to all the special people in your life. You are no longer with them but neither they, nor we, will ever forget you. Rest peacefully dear friend.
With our love
Julia & Andy

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Natalie Leal wrote

I’ll always think of Santi as an amazing father who so obviously adored Lola and Martha. Sending lots of love xxxxxx

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