Allan & Enid Hewitt (Passed away 21 Nov 2019)

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Location
Eltham Crematorium Crown Woods Way Eltham SE9 2AZ
Date
17th Dec 2019
Time
10.45am
Funeral Director
F.A. Albin Mottingham

Funeral Reception

Location
The Bulls HeadChislehurstKentBR7 6NR
Date
17th Dec 2019
Time
12pm

In loving memory of Allan Hewitt who sadly passed away in the early hours of 21st November 2019.

Allan ("with two L's"!) born in Leeds as Alan (with one L!) moved to London after RAF National Service where he landed on his feet when he met, fell in love with and married Enid. The best decision of his life.

Always the gentleman, he was kind, caring, supportive and exceedingly generous - especially with his time. Former banker, business leader and mentor to many. He would have a go at most things - part-time fireman, boxer, cricketer, but that said DIY and cooking were rarely overly successful!

Allan lived life to the full and traveled the world with Enid, family and friends. He built a home with Enid, Wendy and Jenny filled with love, happiness and laughter.

Enid, Wendy, Jenny, Christopher, Jordan, Hayley, Guy, Jeremy and Lindsey will miss him but have an endless supply of happy memories to comfort them and feel so lucky to have been his family.

"I hope you have an Allan in your world. If not, you should get one." Mark Hodgson.

Georgie Hewitt is attending the funeral and the reception
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Out on a Saturday evening missing my drinking buddy!

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Allan a day’s work
We used to meet for tapas, Lead’nhall Market twelve fifteen
For fourteen years or more this was our usual routine
And ever early he would always be there with a drink
A table by the window he would greet me with a wink.

He loved a bit of tapas (food from Spain if you don’t know)
But couldn’t read the menu as at Spanish he was slow
So I would order up Croquetas, Calamari too
Patatas bravas, fried chorizo, rather nice bean stew.

But most of all he liked a glass (or two) of Spanish wine
A little something cold and dry to savour as we’d dine
And every time I saw him, “It’s my birthday,” he would say
And get another drink for which he’d aye insist to pay.

He’d tell me stories of his time at this or that big bank
In New York, Hong Kong, Singapore as glass by glass we drank
The days he spent at Logica were treasured mem’ries still
To live his life and do his job just must have been a thrill.

With language not his specialty, it comes as quite a shock
To hear him utter ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’
It kind of was his party piece; he’d learned this when in Wales
To get someone’s attention, trust me, saying this never fails.

Then tales of cricket in the forces, five bob for a match
He’d get them out by bowling, stumping, running out or catch
He loved this sport and never tired of telling tales of cricket
Of creases, catches, fielding, runs and many a sticky wicket.

He’d talk about ‘Old Shagbag’ in a raffish sort of way
But who ’Old Shagbag’ was at all I really couldn’t say.
But he was ever in his stories, spoken of with gusto
And much admired by Allan, seems some kind of alter-ego

And sometimes we would talk about that thing that always bound us
Our work, something that always seemed to constantly confound us
But Allan always knew the answer and which way to turn
What better way than this is there for folk like us to learn?

And then when we were done he’d don his coat and little hat
And out upon the street he’d head for home and that was that
But as I’d watch him wend his way he’d seem to dance on air
His gait reminding me a lot of someone called Astaire.

The seat across the table is quite empty now, it seems
I’ll only eat and drink with Allan now when in my dreams.
But I shall ever cherish mem’ries of a special friend
Our days of wine and tapas will stay with me to the end.

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Daphne,Colin,Tracey and Claire McCartney donated £75 in memory of Allan

Will cherish his friendship for ever.

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Geoff & Pam Rowcliffe donated £50 in memory of Allan

In loving memory of Allan Hewitt-sadly missed.

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Linda & Tony Farncombe donated £30 in memory of Allan

Allan was a gentleman and always had a happy face, cheerful and ready with a humorous retort whenever we met up. He was great company and he will be sadly missed.

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Jean Stellyes donated in memory of Allan

In memory of a lovely man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him

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