William Godden (9 Apr 2002 - 22 Nov 2019)

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WilliamDemelza Hospice Care for Children

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Location
Barham Crematorium Canterbury Road Barham CT4 6QU
Date
16th Dec 2019
Time
4pm
Funeral Director
Bournes Of Sittingbourne

In loving memory of our precious son William, who sadly passed away on 22nd November 2019 aged 17 years. A legend in his own lifetime who touched the hearts of so many and inspired a generation. He will be sadly missed but cherished forever by all his family and friends. Night night our little sunshine. xxx

The family request no flowers but if you wish, donations to Demelza House Hospice Care for Children would be greatly welcomed. Demelza House has provided support to William and the family throughout his life and beyond. You can donate through the just giving page set up on this obituary.

Your donations will support their current campaign 'Care at Home this Christmas' https://youtu.be/-nN7M1ME1e0

No dress code. Refreshments after at Mount Ephraim Country House and Gardens, ME13 9TX

Clinton Lyon donated in memory of William

This was read out at my late wife's funeral and I hoped it gives you some strength as it did for me.

Poem

You can shed tears that William is gone
Or you can smile because he lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all he left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him
Or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember him and only that he has gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry, close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what William would have wished: smile, open your eyes, Love and go on.

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  • Thank you Clinton, a beautiful and inspiring poem. Much love xxx

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Rachel Ginns donated £25 in memory of William

I love you William x you were the best boy with the best smile x
Bouncing
Banging
Rolling
Swimming
Standing
Forward
Back
Head turns
Eye rolling
Eye dipping
Smiling
Laughing
Huffing
Wiggle wiggle

I’m going to miss you so much x goodnight and see you again one day x love Rachel

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Clare Johnson donated in memory of William

William you taught us so much and showed us anything was possible. We will never forget your smile which would light up a room. Sleep tight brave boy. Love Aunty Clare Uncle Jim and your loud cousin Alex 💙

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Sam Denham wrote

Thinking of you all.
Crispin, Sam & Olly x

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Ellie Gracie donated £20 in memory of William
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Sarah Symons wrote

Sending our love and thoughts to you all xx

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Vanessa Weekes donated in memory of William

Such an inspirational family. You all gave him the best time of his life. May he be racing fast wherever he goes and always be shining. Thinking of you all x

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David Hills donated £20 in memory of William

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time... Dave

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Maureen & Thomas Middleton donated in memory of William

William, our very precious shining star. Thank you for giving us the honour of being your Nanny and Grandad. X

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Dawn Scott-Elvey donated £10 in memory of William

William you touched the hearts of so many people you were just amazing I feel so privileged to be part of your journey when you came to D-Dee’s we all loved it when you came with Auntie Jane. Shine bright William.

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Diane Barton donated £20 in memory of William

Thinking of you at this sad time. Di, Nick, James & Holly xx

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Ruth Cullen wrote

Our amazing nephew/cousin William who touched our hearts and will be forever in our thoughts,love uncle Barry,auntie Ruth ,laura,Joe and emma xxx

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Ruth Cullen donated in memory of William

Our amazing nephew/cousin William who roughed our hearts and will be forever in our thoughts. All out love Uncle Barry, Auntie Ruth, Laura,Joe and Emma xxx

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Sandra Bottomley donated in memory of William

We knew you from the day you were born. You made our life’s better. Love Sandra , Simon, Lily, Esme & Ava

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Jane Ingram donated in memory of William

An unspoilt soul, now free and at peace, remembered with love.
Christopher, Jane, Nic and Hector

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Jo Fox wrote

Life is not measured by the breaths we take but the moments that take our breath away - William will always be with you through his life & forever in your memories & hearts. What an amazing young man xx

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Brenda Lindsay donated in memory of William

In loving memory of William a very brave and inspirational boy who always managed to smile no matter what life threw at him. Time to rest now. love Aunty Brenda and Uncle Grahame

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Ian Walker donated in memory of William
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Natasha Hildyard donated in memory of William

Such incredibly sad news, thinking of you all. X

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Alastair Blair donated in memory of William

Taken but never forgotten.

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Judy and David Townshend donated in memory of William
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Jenny Culver donated £20 in memory of William

William, your smile lit up our hearts, thank you for showing us that anything is possible with the support of a very special family. All our love Jen, Justin, Cerys, Isaac, Eve and Alfie xxxx

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christina dartnell donated in memory of William

In loving memory of William - a brave and wonderful boy.

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John Barnes donated £20 in memory of William

William was an amazing person with such great strength. Please accept our deepest sympathies John, Janina, Lucas and Paul

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