Douglas John Brittain 'John' (22 Sep 1940 - 4 Mar 2020)

Funeral Service

Location
Medway Crematorium Robin Hood Lane (Upper) Chatham ME5 9QU
Date
30th Mar 2020
Time
12.30pm
Funeral Director
John Weir Funeral Directors Rainham

In loving memory of Douglas John Brittain 'John' who sadly passed away on 4th March 2020, aged 79 years.

Douglas will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

Floral tributes to John Weir, Rainham please by 10.30 am on 30th March 2020.

My husband was quite a character, with a quirky sense of humour. A very keen fisherman, and gardener, he loved growing vegetables, fruit and flowers.
As a young boy, he was always disappearing, to wander the woods and countryside, looking at insects, butterflies, moths, and lizards, newts, fish, birds, regularly coming home with his precious finds, lizards, newts, even an Owl?? I believe it was injured.
He frequented the local museum, with his brother and sister, looking at the wildlife section. He became quite an authority on everything that interested him.
Not brilliant at DIY, but never refused to tackle something, like my bunny hutches, years ago.
He was really good at bringing home waifs and strays, of the animal kingdom, e.g. One little Billy goat, we named Marmalade, saved from an obvious end. We had Marmalade, who was loving and gentle, and castrated, for a few years. John also turned up one day, with a lilac male bunny, breed, unknown, and did, at a future date, without my knowledge, introduce said bunny and one of my pedigree ladies!! Words followed!!!
John also had a real thing for ducks!! So one day we became mum and dad to 3 Muscovy ducks! No problem here, until I heard little squeaks (Muscovies are silent ducks) coming from the closed shed, and hey pesto, ducklings!!!
One of the 3 Muscovies was a drake, and though John promised? He did! The drake had been introduced to the girls. We had babies, all eventually homed, but I kept one real cutie, I named Ducula.
My husband loved reading, all nature books, and especially Isaac Asimov, he loved Paolini, (about dragons?) And loved dragons. Especially loved reading Harry Potter, including the audio books, his firm favourite to the end. Only overtaken at times, many times, was the fabulous movie, Aquaman, I don't think there's anyone who met him, who he didn't tell the whole story too. At home, he could watch it over and over, no problem for me, as I love it too, or is it the actor!! John also loved the one and only Queen, rock band, and one of his favourite tracks is being played at his service, he had previously mentioned, "another one bites the dust" but I said no.
He was proud of his children, David, sadly lost in 2000, Nigel and Julie, and his gorgeous grand children, Dean, Sasha, Shane and Demi, and great grandchildren, 10 in all, and 2 imminent. Plus his step son, my wonderful boy Mark, and 3 step grandchildren, Luke, Bradley and the cutest Finley, with one step great grandson.

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πŸ’™πŸ’” miss u more than words can say x

πŸ’™πŸ’” miss u more than words can say x

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Sitting here with my memories of u dad πŸ’™πŸ’”
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Miss you more than words can say 😒

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U would b so proud dad, dean has taken your role in teaching tommy how to cast, he using 1 of your  rods πŸ’™think Tommy’s gonna  take after u, a keen fisherman πŸ’™

U would b so proud dad, dean has taken your role in teaching tommy how to cast, he using 1 of your rods πŸ’™think Tommy’s gonna take after u, a keen fisherman πŸ’™

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Carole Brittain wrote

Thinking of you constantly, missing you dreadfully, I see your face, but you're not with me. Still waiting for you to come home, hoping it won't be long now. Love you forever! Caz.

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Still miss you every day dad πŸ’™x

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To my grandad

Me even being able to write this is because of you. When the school said I could not be taught to read and write you came down everyday and sat with me until I could. You have taught me so much more and left so many memories, There is so much I want to say but can’t find the words so I will hold on to them and pass them on every time that part of you is in me.I just want you to know how very proud of you I am and how proud I am to be your grandson.I will Love and miss you always xxxxx

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  • That is so beautiful dean. Grandad would have been very proud to hear you saying and writing this message. Love mum.x

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Carole Brittain wrote

My sincere apologies for any upset caused due to my forgetting two important grandchildren, Holly and Chelsie, and names of John's much loved great grandchildren, Tommy, Rashayla, Jackson, Lexi, Eliza, Lennon, Levi, Annie, Scarlett and Savannah and 2 on the way. It was my distress in writing a biography about my husband.

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  • This is such a lovely tribute to John. The mention of Aqua man made me smile. John told me about it loads of times. His eyes always lit up. He truly loved that film. I'm so glad that I have a lovely last memory of him singing Delilah in the music room at the care home. He truly was a character and I'm so glad to have known him. God bless John xx RIP xx

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Love you grandad! Love Holly Scarlett and Savannah

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Love and miss you always grandad until we meet again. xxx

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Love Mark Coster

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My daddy I’m broken without you πŸ’” from your juliegan the hooligan πŸ’™ love you, sleep tight πŸ’™x

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