John Smith (12 Oct 1934 - 23 Apr 2020)

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JohnRNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

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Location
Randalls Park Crematorium Randalls Road Leatherhead KT22 0AG
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Sherlock Funeral Service

In loving memory of Raymond John Smith who sadly passed away on 23rd April 2020, aged 85 years. Loved and missed by all his family and friends. A private cremation will take place followed by a 'Celebration of his Life' later in the year. Donations for RNLI may be made via the link or sent to Sherlock Funeral Service.

Angie Baldaro donated £10 in memory of John

RIP Uncle John xx

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Rita Baldaro donated £10 in memory of John

RIP my big brother

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Jeff Smith wrote

Many thanks to Bill Thorogood for the £25 donation to the R. N. L. I.

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Bob Fowles donated £30 in memory of John

In Johns memory

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Michelle Smith wrote

One of my fondest memories....
I was very young and noticed grandad had a tattoo with one of the ladies 'exposed' ...
Me being the kid I was said "grandad she's naked!" he then without hesitation pointed to 3 of his pin up girls and said one was Aunty Rose, one was Aunty Lou and one was my mum.
He pointed to the other and said that was nan.
It's stuck with me through the years and my love for Rockabilly/pin up has stemmed from this. (I think he said this to all the grandkids)

Let's also not forget his favourite (we all know deep down it was his favourite lol) "empty" across his stomach.

And his cheese on toast breakfasts were always the best.

RIP Grandad. Your humour is greatly missed by all xx

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Amy Haynes donated £20 in memory of John
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Carol Jackson donated £20 in memory of John

So many lovely memories of Uncle John - and Auntie Barbara - going back to being one of their bridesmaids in 1957. So glad we were able to see him at his birthday party in October. Love Carol & Denis xxx

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Ray and Rose Smith posted a picture
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Ray and Rose Smith donated £30 in memory of John
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Bet and Barry Dean donated £20 in memory of John
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Laura Smith donated £20 in memory of John

Love you grandad x

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Richard Smith donated £20 in memory of John

GRANDAD

In my memories you’ll live on
With ice cream in the garden and the filled-in pond
Caravan holidays down in Devon
Those childhood memories feel like Heaven
Teaching me how to make darts
And the comedy value of a well-timed fart
Going somewhere? Which way to go?
Just ask Grandad, he’s sure to know
On foot or by car, he didn’t care
He knows at least 10 routes to get you there
Visiting you in Cyprus to sit in the sun
“Amphitheatre again Grandad…oh, what fun!”
An occasional beer with Bob, your mate
That retired life suited you great!
Are you half left? No, you’re allright
Your star in the sky is burning bright
In our hearts you’ll always belong
And in my memories you’ll live on.

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Jeff Smith posted a picture

This is a photo that got Dad in a bit of trouble with Mum. Dad had a bad back, but took us to the local pool and had his camera. All day he layed flat on the benches while we swam. Derek sneakily took this photo and we all denied it when developed.

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Tricia Smith donated £20 in memory of John

Love you Grandad x

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Jeff Smith posted a picture

Last year’s birthday party

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Jeff Smith donated £30 in memory of John
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Annabelle Hughes donated £20 in memory of John
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Derek Smith donated £30 in memory of John

Dad's Ear:

I'm sure Ray or Jeff will correct any fine details I have got wrong but,

Dad had a nick on one of his ears. As kids, we were told that a sniper took a shot at him, when he was serving in Malaya. This tied in with a press release about him spotting "bandits" creeping up on his teams ambush. We believed it until he told us the truth five or six years ago.

It was a bullet that caused the nick, that part was true. Dad had clambered into an armoured vehicle, when his rifle accidently went off. The bullet richocheted around. I asked what his mates said.
"Bloody hell John, you could of killed us". "What did you say?", I asked. "I just told them it was lucky that I'm not a very good shot".

Ray Jeff and I would very much like you to share memories and stories about Dad on here or however you can get them to us.

Thanks

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Michelle Smith donated £20 in memory of John

Love you always Grandad, rest easy xx

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Andrew Smith donated £32 in memory of John

Love you grandad.

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Jacqueline Smith donated £5 in memory of John
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Rachel Smith donated £10 in memory of John

Love you always, give nan they biggest hugs.

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