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.