Sean McGovern (Passed away 6 May 2020)

Donate in memory of
SeanMedical Aid for Palestinians

£1,630.00 + Gift Aid of £280.00
In partnership with

Funeral Service

Location
West Norwood Crematorium Norwood Road West Norwood SE27 9JU
Date
22nd Jun 2020
Time
11am
Funeral Director
F.A. Albin & Sons

In Loving Memory of our brother Sean McGovern who tragically passed away 6th May 2020.

Sean was sadly pre deceased by his beloved mother Delia McGovern just one day prior on 5th May 2020 and his lovely sister Angela last year.

Sean was a loving son to Delia, brother to Maureen, Christine, Collette. Uncle to Natalie, Laurie, Rebecca, Justine, Brogan and Tamara, Great Uncle to Raphael and Phoenix.

We would like to thank you all for your wonderful tributes, messages and support we have received.

Sean was intelligent, quick witted, well read, lover of arts and culture, with a wicked sense of humour, his infectious laugh causing others to join in. He was an excellent communicator, keeping in touch with family and friends across the world.

Sean was proud of his Irish working class background, he was a dedicated campaigner for Disabled Workers Rights.
We couldn't be prouder of Sean, his life's work with the Trade Unions and his employment was his legacy to the world.
It is so difficult to believe that our Sean has gone from us forever.

Rest in Power Brother
You will always hold a special place in our hearts.

If you wish please write a message on the Funeral Guide page to be compiled into a special memorial book for Sean.

*COVID-19*
Our apologies for late update regarding attending Sean's funeral (date and time at the top of this page) we were hoping that the number of people attending funerals may have increased, sadly that is not the case and still only 10 people allowed to attend.
Lots of people have kindly expressed their wish to say a final goodbye and pay their respects, for which the family are truly grateful. Sean will be leaving alongside his Mum Delia at 10am from Portland Grove SW8, alternatively you can pay your respects to Sean outside the crematorium (address is above).
For those of you who would like to watch Sean's funeral here is the video link.

Service order for John McGovern
Service Date
22-Jun-20 at 11:00
Service Chapel
Chapel - West Norwood
Website - www.obitus.com
Username - Zozu3578
Password - 303614


It is the family's wish that rather than floral tributes, a donation to Medical Aid for Palestinians, a non for profit organisation Sean was truly passionate about - the link will be provided.

Aby Leukeu donated £10 in memory of Sean
Add a Donation
Boz Borowy donated £10 in memory of Sean
Carolyn Lowry lit a candle
Monica Sorice donated in memory of Sean

My lovely dear friend I can surely see you making sure we get protected down here, do not let the Angels work too much....we will always miss you

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Maureen Goss donated £25 in memory of Sean

In loving memory of my brother Sean. Maureen xxx

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Paddy Carey lit a candle
Paddy Carey wrote

Forever rest in peace my old friend love paddy Carey and family xx

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Steve Harley donated £10 in memory of Sean

Pleased to support a cause which was close to our Comrades heart.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Frances O'Grady donated £100 in memory of Sean

Seán was a great trade unionist and a passionate campaigner. We couldn’t have hoped for a more dedicated champion for disabled people's rights on the TUC General Council - or for a more kind and decent man.
Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary, on behalf of the TUC General Council

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Dave Allan wrote

Watched your funeral this morning Sean. Your beautiful poems read by your nieces and a wonderful tribute from your nephew. A great choice of music. A day I will never forget, and I will always remember a life well lived.
Farewell my friend and comrade.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
sheryl schofield donated £20 in memory of Sean

In loving memory of Sean , having a son with disabilities myself I felt Sean’s passion for disability rights deeply , he was such a intelligent well read individual and will be sadly missed by many I think these tributes clearly show how well liked and respected he was xxx

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Joseph Healy donated in memory of Sean

I was Sean's workmate for 9 years and also his comrade in UNITE where I was the Equality Rep and he was the shop steward. We were also involved in disability issues in Lambeth through DASL where we both worked. Both being Irish and having a love of poetry, literature and Irish culture we had many a lively chat at work about this. I always admired Sean's passion and dedication to social justice both for workers and for disabled people. He didn't suffer fools gladly but was always willing to help others. I will miss him as a friend and colleague. I have just taken up the baton from him as shop steward at our workplace and hope that I can do as good a job as he did. Farewell comrade! I will never forget you.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Joseph Healy wrote

I was Sean's workmate for 9 years and also his comrade in UNITE where I was the Equality Rep and he was the shop steward. We were also involved in disability issues in Lambeth through DASL where we both worked. Both being Irish and having a love of poetry, literature and Irish culture we had many a lively chat at work about this. I always admired Sean's passion and dedication to social justice both for workers and for disabled people. He didn't suffer fools gladly but was always willing to help others. I will miss him as a friend and colleague. I have just taken up the baton from him as shop steward at our workplace and hope that I can do as good a job as he did. Farewell comrade! I will never forget you.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Rob Punton wrote

Just Watched Sean's funeral. This is for you friends and family

Farewell Brother Sean
So sad to hear of the passing of Sean
A true activist, real warrior and fine union man
Another fallen hero of our movement
We have blocked many a road over the decades
Manned too many barricades for our and others rights
He as much as any united the fights for rights
As another Danner bites the dust
Leaves another empty chair at our table
His compassion, passion and spirit remains with us
As we continue our struggle for social justice
Rest in Peace comrade Sean
We promise never to rest until the war is won
Farewell brother Sean gone but never forgotten

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Amy Bishop wrote

It has been a privilege to work with, and get to know, you as part of the TUC Disabled Workers' committee. You and your insate sense of fairness, and sense of style and fun will be greatly missed.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Harish Patel donated in memory of Sean

Sean
The National Committee are devastated by you leaving us so suddenly we will miss you so much. I will ensure your fight and commitment will continue for the fight for justice. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Ellen Morrison wrote

Rest in power, Sean.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Mariana Nwagboso donated £30 in memory of Sean

Sean.... You loved beyond the world and you cannot be separated by it.
Death cannot kill you, you never die in the heart of those who love you.
To your family and friends.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Angela Ogbologu lit a candle
Sarah Butler lit a candle
Suzanna Dolata donated in memory of Sean
Dave Prentis UNISON wrote

In memory of a brave and bold campaigner.
RIP Sean

From all your friends in UNISON

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Dave Prentis UNISON donated £100 in memory of Sean
Joanne Harris lit a candle
Joanne Harris donated £20 in memory of Sean

I will miss your cheeky smile and your razor wit. Rest In Power my friend, Unite's committees will never be the same

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Michael Morris lit a candle
Michael Morris donated in memory of Sean

Deepest Sympathies to the McGovern family on the loss of Delia and Sean. With fondest memories of happy times spent together. Sincere Condolences, God Bless and give you strength through this tough time. With love from Mary Gardner (Convey) and Family Michael, Chris and All. R.I.P. Delia and Sean.

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Zimeon Jones donated in memory of Sean

Farewell Sean - thank you for caring and working for so many others facing challenges. Thank you for the jokes, the debates and for educating us. X Zim

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Ian Yates donated £30 in memory of Sean

Sean's speech at Angela's wedding

Report abuse
Comment on this photo
John Cooper donated £10 in memory of Sean

Sean was a strong and well respected trade unionist he gave so much to so many. He was always a strong advocate for the disabled and shone a light on the difficulties disabled people faced on a daily basis
R.I.P Sean

Report abuse
Comment on this message
Powered by Funeral Guide Contact Funeral Guide