Major James Meeke (28 Dec 1926 - 15 Apr 2019)

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St David's Parish Church Hele Road Exeter EX4 4JS
30th Apr 2019

MEEKE James Major James Alexander at the RD&E Hospital on April 15th 2019. Much loved husband of Mildred, deceased, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Funeral Service Tuesday 30th April St David's Church, Exeter 12.30pm followed by private family interment at Topsham Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired for the The Gurkha Welfare Trust by retiring collection or c/o M. Sillifant & Sons, 19-20 Holloway Street, Exeter EX2 4JD

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Georgie Healey (was Connolly) wrote

Such fond memories of Major Meeke who always looked after me, made me laugh and gave me sweets on the football and rugby pitch when I had to play games with the boys. You made my time at Ravenswood so much more enjoyable.

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Richard Stagg wrote

Very sad to hear of his passing. Its amazing that I still write things now and suddenly realise that he would have disapproved of my poor use of the English language, so I change them. I can't think of another teacher who has had such a long lasting influence on me. He will be missed but his legacy lives on in all of those he taught.

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Geoff Prisk wrote

A wonderful teacher with a good sense of humour. He was a welcome light in the somewhat darkness of my bordering at stoodleigh.
I remember him well and wish I had caught up with him in later years to voice my thanks.
Firm but fair, I can imagine him scouring at the dismal use of the English language I display here today, while I try to honor the light he brought to so many who did not find the time to thank him enough.

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Lucy Rich wrote

So very sad to learn of Major Meeke's passing. A truly lovely man who was such a support and inspirational role model in my early years as a pupil at Ravenswood.

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Elaine Halliday wrote

In fond remembrance of Uncle Jim - Bob, Elaine, Frances and Martin.

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