Richard Kilford (10 Jan 1940 - 17 Jun 2020)

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Location
Wessex Vale Crematorium Bubb Lane West End SO30 3HL
Date
10th Jul 2020
Time
12.15pm
Funeral Director
Waters & Sons Independent Funeral Directors Ltd, Sholing

Rick Kilford
(10th January 1940 – 17th June 2020)
Rick Kilford from Southampton, a beloved husband to Jane for over 57 years, devoted dad to Sally and Tina, adored and much loved grandad to Sam, Bryony and Joe.
Dad began his life in Amesbury coming from humble beginnings, his determination and belief that through hard work he could prove people wrong and still succeed, meant that he eventually owned his own successful painting and decorating company.
Dad was a great sports enthusiast playing football at a high level in his younger years, when his footballing legs gave out, he developed a great passion for Golf, especially the 19th hole! He also enjoyed horse racing having the odd flutter.
His hard work meant that he was able to enjoy many Autumns in Florida where he enjoyed laying in the sun, shopping and catching up with old friends.
Sadly, his enjoyment for travel and partying was cut short due to ill health. He endured his illness to the end believing he was invincible and would carry on forever. He will be sadly missed by us all but always remembered in happier and healthier times.

Sally Jones donated in memory of Richard

You are all in our thoughts, sending lots of love,
God bless
John and Jeanette Jones

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Tina Kilford donated £100 in memory of Richard

Hello Popsey...it’s only me. “Hello only you” this always made me chuckle, I’m heartbroken I’ll never hear this again. I always wrote ‘to the best Dad in the world’ in your cards, that truly is who you were. Night night god bless. I love you forever XXX

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Peter Liversage donated £50 in memory of Richard

From PETE AND SHELAGH
FAREWELL FOR NOW RICK. HAVE SUPER MEMORIES OF 70 YEARS AGO WITH YOUR AMESBURY FAMILY, SPENDING MY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS WITH YOU RIP RICK.

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  • Thank you Uncle Pete, Dad always spoke with such love and pride when talking about his family in Chester and Amesbury. It was always such a joy to travel up to Chester to spend time with you, Aunty Shelagh and Aunty Win. Treasured memories we will always have xx

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Darren Corbett donated in memory of Richard

A great day at the cricket. We drank far too much. Ate really bad food and braved some questionable weather.

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Sue Willis wrote

My fondest memory was of you last April
A proud moment as you walked Sally down the aisle
Was a great day and you looked a proud Dad with Sally on your arm .

I’d also like to thank you for your racing tips when Sally and I went to Newbury races, not many winners but thankful for your advice as we didn’t have a clue what we were doing .
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Was a pleasure knowing you always a pleasure talking to you over a coffee at Sally’s .
Rest in peace and don’t cause to much havoc up there
X x x x x X



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Eugene Brennan donated in memory of Richard

The fastest man on wheels..! Never a harder working man, who played life with a straight bat & loved his three ladies & grandchildren immeasurable. Thank you for the chats & your time. Gone but never forgotten. Godspeed Mr Kilford, keep the 19th hole busy

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Sally Jones donated in memory of Richard

We are thinking of you and remembering all the good times in Panama City. (This has been added on behalf of John and Shelia)

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George & Jennie Hatchard is attending the funeral
Sally Jones posted a picture

Some years later, Uncle Pete with dad on his wedding day.

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Sally Jones posted a picture

I believe this is Peter Vickers on the left, Uncle Pete who later became dads best man when he married my mum, and a very young dad complete with his curly locks!

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David and ros Lees donated £20 in memory of Richard

So sorry to hear of the loss of a very smart funny man he will be missed we’ve had some laughs over the years with Acg builders we would very much like to be there to say goodbye if possible please let us know love Ros and David 07788654448.

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  • Thank you so much for your kind message, we will be in touch very soon xx

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Jane Kilford donated £500 in memory of Richard

My Darling Rick

Thank you for the last 57 years and our two beautiful daughters. Thank you for all the hard work, love and support over the years.

Love and miss you very much Chuck

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Dorothy Flounders posted a picture

A very proud Grandad and grandson enjoying the celebrations on Sally and Steve’s wedding day.

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Samuel Kilford posted a picture

Me & Kilford

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Sally Jones posted a picture

A very proud dad walking Tina down the aisle.

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Steve, Marlene Robertson wrote

Our sincere sympathy is extended to you Jane and your family. We have so many fond memories of our time spent together in Florida.

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  • Thank you both so much for your kind words. Both mum and dad loved coming to Florida each, dad always spoke about everyone and how much he enjoyed catching up with old friends. There are some wonderful pictures which we shall share in the coming days, XXX

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Sally Jones posted a picture

Dad as a very handsome young man!

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Sally Jones donated £100 in memory of Richard

Dad as a very handsome young man, you were the best dad a girl could ever have. I can’t imagine life without you but know that those we love most never go away and you will continue to walk beside me every single day even though I can’t see you XXXXX

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