In loving memory of Ronald Maurice Bamberger who sadly passed away on 31st May 2019
Ronald Maurice Bamberger 1937-2019
Born in Stepney London on 20th December 1937.
Youngest of 6, John, Denis, George, Bet, Nell.
He was conscripted into the army and shipped off to Cyprus.
He was a regular footballer in his younger days and played football for a team in the Romford district.
He met a young hairdresser Maureen Rodgers, They went on and got married on a Sunday 2nd April in 1961 as they thought April fool’s day would be unlucky.
They ran a hairdressers till their son Darron came along in April 1966.
They soon moved to Romford Essex and set up home, while Maureen went on to do some mobile hairdressing, Ron joined the local brewing company in Romford. Where according to Maureen he would sample the local produce and had many tales to tell about his time there
Along came Trina on the 6th of October 1968, this has nothing to do with sampling the beer, or so we are told. Trina was followed by a poodle called “Bonnie” who followed us everywhere and was part of the family.
Ron was a keen DIY’er and would turn his hand to fix or build almost anything, from converting a minibus into a camper, with which we used to travel the south west to making the house into a home.
After living in the hustle and bustle of Romford, Ron and Maureen had the itch to escape to the country and moved to Minchinhampton in the Stroud valleys to run their own fish & chip business for many years.
After this they moved to Cainscross and worked at a Harmony Kingdom where they made some good friends like Lyn and Pete who they are still good friends with today.
Retirement was calling and they were soon enjoying a life of leisure, seeing grandchildren and pottering about in the garden. But they soon had itchy feet again and found a life in Spain, where they had many a good time with great friends and lots of stories to tell.
In 2018 ill health was starting to get the better of them both, so the decision was made to come back to the cold and rain of England. After seeing almost every park home that was up for sale they made their home at Woodbines Park. Although their time together here was too short, they were starting to enjoy the cold and rain.
Ron has been married to Maureen for 59 years, with a son and daughter and 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild and many lifelong friends.
Ron has had a full life for 81 years.