Kevin John Pope (15 Mar 1953 - 23 Jul 2020)

Funeral Service

Location
Medway Crematorium Robin Hood Lane, Blue Bell Hill Chatham ME5 9QU
Date
20th Aug 2020
Time
2.15pm
Funeral Director
T. Allen Funeral Service, Strood

In loving memory of Kevin Pope, much loved brother, brother-in-law ,Uncle and friend to many.

Steve Ward wrote

RIP Kev and thanks for the memories. There are so many of Junior and secondary school, listening to music at your house in Herbert road, going to numerous concerts at the college on Friday nights, Christmas' at Rainham social and going on the train in the summer, using runaround tickets to Margate, Ramsgate and Dumpton Park with the gang. Also the trip to the Beer Festival in Belgium, where you can guess who smashed their beer stein saying cheers. You also introduced me to Krautrock and told me about the Brinsley Shwarz gig in Canterbury street where entrance was only 10p! I really enjoyed the music at the funeral and had heard of Van der graf Generator. My only regret is that we did not keep in touch after you moved to Gillingham.
Gone but not forgotten
ps Barry sends his sincere condolences and his memories of you will be of fun and laughter.

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Sarah Burningham posted a picture
Kevin's famous cat!! xxx

Kevin's famous cat!! xxx

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Kevin with his Uncle Jim. We're sure they're now sharing some laughs together. xxx

Kevin with his Uncle Jim. We're sure they're now sharing some laughs together. xxx

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The cousins together with their Uncle Jim to celebrate his 80th birthday. What a cherished photo. xxx

The cousins together with their Uncle Jim to celebrate his 80th birthday. What a cherished photo. xxx

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Sarah Burningham wrote

Kevin was a friendly, warm and good-natured man with a great smile and a good sense of humour. Although we did not see him that often, whenever we got together for family occasions, he was always so happy to see us and the feeling was mutual. He was good fun as demonstrated by the cat’s bottom that adorned the birthday and Christmas cards he sent!
We will remember him with fondness.
Kevin, you made us smile.
Sarah, Janny, Matthew, Emily and Sophie xxx

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My beloved big Bruv. You will be sorely missed.

My beloved big Bruv. You will be sorely missed.

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Alan Crowder wrote

You don’t have many friendships that last 55 years so you will be sadly missed old friend. So many memories of boozing sessions, Holidays at Ayr, Amsterdam and Majorca, away trips To far flung places and just hanging out. Also so many laughs, sharing music and enjoying each other’s company. RIP old friend share a beer now with Ashdown and Cowie We love you!

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Hilary Crowder posted a picture
New Yesrs eve 1976 or 7, the lads with our hopes and dreams ahead of us. Sadly now Pope and Cowie gone and sadly missed.

New Yesrs eve 1976 or 7, the lads with our hopes and dreams ahead of us. Sadly now Pope and Cowie gone and sadly missed.

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  • It was me Alan and not Hilary who posted this, sorry blame old age!

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This sums Pope up, in the old Gills Social Club.

This sums Pope up, in the old Gills Social Club.

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  • It was me Alan and not Hilary who posted this, sorry blame old age!

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Amsterdam holiday 1975, what a great time we had!

Amsterdam holiday 1975, what a great time we had!

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Majorca 1973 /4 watching the Gills on post season tour.

Majorca 1973 /4 watching the Gills on post season tour.

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  • It was me Alan and not Hilary who posted this, sorry blame old age!

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Butlins Ayr about 1971/2. Must have been the only time it didn’t rain.

Butlins Ayr about 1971/2. Must have been the only time it didn’t rain.

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Hazel Eames wrote

Kev, the best and most annoying brother ever ! I remember picking Bluebells in the woods and looking for Slow Worms and Moths. I still have scars from our childhood days and I'm still terrified of Crane Flies because you put them down my neck ! Love you and miss you bro. RIP

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Our wedding 1977

Our wedding 1977

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  • Wow don’t we look smart!! Would we still get in our suits, doubt it!

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Walsall Away trip 1975

Walsall Away trip 1975

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  • I must have been taking the photo. The 4 Muskateers!

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Alan Crowder's 21st - Sept 1973

Alan Crowder's 21st - Sept 1973

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  • If I remember rightly your first date and even then you had lined Kev up as your best man😂😂

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Tommy Cooper Impressions - Ayr 1973

Tommy Cooper Impressions - Ayr 1973

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  • Where have my glasses gone, I wouldn’t have been able to see anything! What a lot of hair!

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Clacton 1972

Clacton 1972

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Allan Tyrer wrote

Some great memories of one of the nicest, jolliest people I've had the pleasure to know.
'Archie' games at school, All night subbuteo (Jimmy Bone), Long away trips following the Gills, Strange drinks (Snakebites), Obscure bands (Edgar Broughton - 'Out Demons Out'), Running away from girls in the woods, 'Exotic' holidays (Margate, Clacton, Ayr) and being best man at our wedding in 1977.

Kev - You will be missed but never forgotten.
Allan and June Tyrer

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