Gerald Leonard Champion (5 Jul 1931 - 15 Feb 2019)

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Funeral Service

Location
Basildon Crematorium Church Road Basildon SS13 2HG
Date
18th Mar 2019
Time
1pm
Funeral Director
S.Stibbards & Sons, Hadleigh

In loving memory of Gerald Leonard Champion who sadly passed away on 15th February 2019

Funeral Service at Basildon Crematorium, on Monday 18th March at 1pm and afterwards all friends welcome at The Gun, Bowers Gifford. Family flowers only but any donations to the nominated charities are greatly appreciated. These have been chosen to reflect his love of animals and the great outdoors, in particular, the sea.

An electrician by trade, he completed National Service in RAF, most of it as a corporal at Horsham St Faith, now known as Norwich Airport. He spent most of his working life at Southend Airport working for various companies starting in the early 50's in the Freddie Laker days of Aviation Traders, before moving over to BAF in mid 70's.


He lived in Thundersley throughout his life, and married Daphne in 1954, and they still live in the bungalow that he partly built and fitted out. He had an enquiring mind, was extremely practical and he seemed able to fix most things.

As he approached retirement, he had a yacht moored on the River Blackwater and was a member of Steeple/Marconi Sailing Club, where he spent many happy hours and was a regular attendee of the 'Wednesday Club', accompanied by his 'little white dogs'.

Offline donation: Mr. Clyde Saunders donated in memory of Gerald
Offline donation: Mrs. Betty Wass donated in memory of Gerald
Offline donation: Jane & Brian Dyer donated in memory of Gerald
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Offline donation: Service Collection donated in memory of Gerald
Brian & Christine donated £20 in memory of Gerald

will miss him calling to feed the birds

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Douglas Else donated in memory of Gerald
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Laurence Gardiner donated £25 in memory of Gerald

Love from Larry, Sandra and Family. xx

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Evelyn Stobbs donated £50 in memory of Gerald
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Terry King donated £10 in memory of Gerald

In memory of a loyal and trusted work colleague.

Terry King

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Terry King donated £10 in memory of Gerald

In memory of a loyal and trusted work colleague.

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J. Margaret Schmid donated in memory of Gerald
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J. Margaret Schmid wrote

We will always be thinking of you. God Bless You

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Trish Champion donated £60 in memory of Gerald

In loving memory.

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Trish Champion wrote

In loving memory.

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Trish Champion wrote

In loving memory.

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Clive & Faith Stobbs donated £15 in memory of Gerald
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Clive & Faith Stobbs donated £15 in memory of Gerald
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Andrew & Jane Gray donated £30 in memory of Gerald

With deepest sympathy as we remember Gerry.

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Andrew & Jane Gray wrote

With deepest sympathy as we remember Gerry.

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Lawrie Stobbs donated £20 in memory of Gerald
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Judy Mullen donated £10 in memory of Gerald
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