Ray 'Julian' Wiley (Passed away 23 Mar 2019)

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North Devon Crematorium Old Torrington Road Barnstaple EX31 3NW
9th Apr 2019
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Braddicks & Sherborne, Bideford

Passed away peacefully at the North Devon District Hospital on Saturday 23rd March 2019, aged 83. Loving husband to Jean, dearest dad to Cath & Jim and a loved father-in-law, grampy, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral service will be held at the North Devon Crematorium Rowan Chapel on Tuesday 9th April at 11.00am. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Over & Above (Cancer & Wellbeing Unit) by retiring collection or c/o Braddicks & Sherborne Funeral Directors, No 1 Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 3AF (01237) 477222.

Samantha Vistuer (Taylor) donated in memory of Ray

So sad to hear of Mr Wiley's passing. He was mine, my sister and brothers (Vanessa and Dave), first boss, and was also my husband, John's boss We have wonderful memories of working at the fish and chips and amusements arcade at Bath house. He was such a character, lots of fun times. Loved the Range rover drive home from a late shift. Laughed at his reaction to the American wanting to claim for a stone inside a chip. You'll have to sue God, it's not mine or the farmers fault the potato grew with a piece of grit in it! But I always remember his advice when learning to drive, treat everyone on the road like a complete idiot! Sound advice I still adhere to. He will be soarly missed, a fantastic employer especially for the teenagers. A star shines bright in the heavens. Love to all the Wiley Family. X

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Jackie Sharrock wrote

Dear Raymond, a big part of my life working for him, always there kind, always helpful., always there to listen, a great boss, a great friend. Westward Ho! will not be the same without you. You were my mentor, The best boss I ever worked for. He helped me in many ways. So sad to think that he is gone. Sleep well my friend, xx

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  • Only enquired after Julian whiley just yesterday so sad to hear the news.we are from the Midlands and he always found time to chat to us. We have visited westward ho! For 44 years 2/3 times a year at least. So became very friendly with him and the family. Always the joker,good listener and from all accounts set a lot of youngster on the road to success. From George,Lin,Georgina & extended family i.e. s I law Paul & grandson Thomas - George RIP Julian thought about often especially more so as the family have all made our final move to w ho! This year!

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