Funeral Service

Location
Eltham Crematorium Crown Woods Way London SE9 2AZ
Date
30th Aug 2019
Time
11.45am
Funeral Director
F.A. Albin Sidcup

Cremation Details

Location
Eltham CrematoriumCrownwoods WayLondonSE9 2AZ
Date
30th Aug 2019
Time
11.45am

Funeral Reception

Location
Danson Park Boat HouseDanson RoadBexleyheathDA6 8HL
Date
30th Aug 2019
Time
1pm

In loving memory of William Alfred Vale " Bill" who sadly passed away on 4th August 2019 at Guys Hospital .
Beloved Husband of Moira, and loving father of Alex, Tom , Greg and Dan.
Adored grandfather of Amelia, Sophia, Stanley, Jessie, Joe and Alfie.
Much loved brother of Arthur and Michael
Donations on day in cash for a cancer charity or flowers to Albins Sidcup.
A donation box will be provided at the crematorium and the reception after at Danson Boat House.

Holly Hagon wrote

I wish I’d know . ... I would’ve liked to have been there . What a fabulous man and wonderful Godfather . May you rest easy and Dad is on his way for a pint x

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  • Holly this is Alex Bill’s daughter. We did e mail You on the address Dad has for you but it obviously didn’t get there. My e mail is Alexbuck00@yahoo.co.uk x

    Posted by Moira on 10/09/2019 Report abuse
  • I’m so sorry I didn’t get the email my condolences to you all .. he truly was one in a million a very special man. X

    Posted by Holly on 10/09/2019 Report abuse
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Moira Vale wrote

£1580 has been raised on the day of Bill’s
Funeral. We will be contacting the consultant who treated him to ask where he would like the money to be donated x

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Colin Merrin wrote

Farewell old friend. You were the finest of men. Generous, honest, loyal, funny and great company. We knew each other for 36 years and I miss you terribly.

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Maxine Dennis wrote

Bill.
R.I.P. a gentleman that will be sorely missed by his close family. Hope you meet Jon Packer and talk about football for hours. 💙

Maxine And Ian Dennis

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Kathleen Buck wrote

Bill was one of life's gentlemen. It was always a pleasure to have a chat with him. He took such a great interest in people and had great tips about places to visit. We shall all miss him. Rest in peace.

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Robert and Carole Raine wrote

Our Memories of Bill

We will miss you greatly. Family has always been central to you and Moira. You taught them the importance of looking out for each other and now I hope they will give each other the strength and support at this difficult time.

You had a dignity and style all of your own. You loved to share knowledge; not only from your teaching days but from places you had visited and people you had met along the way. It was a privilege to share those conversations with you.

We shared many a happy holiday walking in the Lake District with Moira, your family and friends. Around the table of an evening, we would share meals, wine and listen to your hilarious tales, play games and plan walks for all the families. None of these happy memories would have happened if it was not for you and Moria.

Abroad in France and Spain we enjoyed holidays with your family and the Waterhouse family. I will never forget on one “boys night out” returning to the campsite only to be chased by the security guards as lights went on everywhere like a scene from the Flintstones.

You encouraged and taught me to sketch and paint in watercolours - “Payne’s Grey” being a suitable choice for the novice and together with a “Kolinski sable” paintbrush - always with such style.

It has been a privilege to know you Bill and to share so many happy times with you and your Family.

Robert, Carole and Family

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Alan and Jo Blank wrote

When we first met Bill he was a member of the very handsome male PE department of Crown Woods. Jo was the new girl in the female PE department in September 1976. Bill struck up a friendship with Alan playing tennis at RACS. And famously the Kent Open; first round losers 6-0,6_1 but getting free entry to the Beckenham Tournament.
30 years or so later we found Bill and Moira again. We could not believe it when we saw them in the ‘Hut’ in Burgau. Since then we have met most years and come to know Alex and Leon and their lovely family.
We loved meeting Bill and Moira, always a tale to tell and a laugh to be had. Bill’s writing career showed a deeper side to his nature,an intelligent and thoughtful man. Bill and Moira and Alex and Leon have become part of our Burgau experience and enriched our lives in Portugal.
We will miss Bill he was great company and a dear friend.
Alan and Jo.

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Penny Lawrance wrote

Thinking of you all at this sad time. He will be sadly missed lovely man xxx

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Me and Bill having lunch after a good morning skiing, great times great friend, will miss you mate, John- little Lol.

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  • Lovely photo brings back great memories for me and my brother, Peter Lawrance

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Vikki WHITMORE wrote

Deepest sympathy to you Moira and your families Bill was a lovely kind man. Guided me when I left school looking for a job I will never forget his kindness Lots of love Vikki xxx (John Lawrance daughter)

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Walking in the Cheviot hills of Northumberland. A great place to be. A great friend to be with. No problem finding things to talk about!

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Albert Mendes wrote

Bill was a lovely man.When we met in the gym with his brother he would take him by his hand and put him on the equipment he had to work on. Bill was a keen photographer., whilst we were on the
thread mill slaving away we would talk about various cameras..... now that the digital cameras are in fashion he never liked them. He was a real 35mm film connoisseur like me. He had a good collection of cameras. Bill as a good friend and a photographer I will miss you.

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