John Frederick Pike (20 Oct 1925 - 1 Sep 2020)

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Location
Roman Catholic Church Harps Avenue Minster ME12 3PF
Date
25th Sep 2020
Time
11am
Funeral Director
Luke Allum Funeral Directors

Cremation Details

Location
The Garden of England Sheppey Way Sittingbourne ME9 8GZ
Date
25th Sep 2020
Time
12pm

In loving memory of John Frederick Pike who sadly passed away on 1st September 2020
John Frederick Pike was born in Bermondsey in 1925, one of eleven children. He had five brothers and five sisters.
He joined the RAF as a volunteer in 1942 and saw active service flying in Wellington’s and Lancaster’s reaching the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1.
After the war his first job was as a Shop Manager in the Old Kent Road. He went on to work for Pearl Assurance during the day and at Catford Dogs in the evening on the Tote. He also worked for Hackney Council as the Chief Cashier, a job he stayed in till he retired in 1990.
He remained in Bermondsey and later met and married Kathleen in 1953. They had three children: Ann, John & Mark. John had 5 grandchildren (Kathleen, Michelle, Benjamin, Devora and Elias) and 7 great grandchildren (Jack, twins Tommy & Teddy, Leon, Una, Jason and Moana Mae).
John was a very active person in Bermondsey supporting the Catholic Church in Jamaica Road as well as assisting in the running of the associated Felton Catholic Social Club. His grandfather started a loan club to help the local community to remain outside of the clutches of the local loan sharks, a role John continued well after his retirement. He was also Treasurer to the Fisher Football Club going home and away to matches.
To celebrate his retirement John went on a world tour for several months. He continued to travel the world with his family and friends including Disneyland where he rode the rollercoaster at the age of 80 nearly losing his teeth in the process.
He always enjoyed his sports like cricket and football and took up bowls in his retirement. He had a season ticket with Charlton Athletic although his love was with the Arsenal who he followed throughout his life.
John left a lasting impression on everyone he met and remained a true gentleman till the end.

Julie Reeve donated in memory of John

A privilege to have been part of your family and life
Fantastic memories full of love and laughter

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Ann Emery donated £100 in memory of John

Forever in our hearts

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Ann Emery lit a candle
Janice Pike lit a candle
Terry & Chris Bennett wrote

John we will miss you, a true gentleman rest in peace

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Lucy Allen donated £20 in memory of John

God bless John, you will be truly missed.
Love Lucy, Steve & girls xxx

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Tony Allen posted a picture

Rest in peace great John you will be sadly missed by us all I found a poem titled the true gentleman and this must of been wrote about you you truly where a true gentleman

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Ann Pike lit a candle
Ann Pike donated £50 in memory of John

Rest in Peace Uncle John, have so many lovely memories and photos
God Bless Ann and Harry xx

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Geraldine Hosier donated £100 in memory of John

So many good memories.Thank you, John.

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Nicola Crowley donated £15 in memory of John

Bless you John, one of life’s diamonds. Being Kathleen’s best friend growing up you treated me like your own! Always picking us up and dropping us off, letting us have sleepovers and borrowing your shower! You had a heart of gold! Xx

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Elias Aaron Pike posted a picture

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Benjamen Pike donated £50 in memory of John

You will always be a part of us and we will always be part of yours. I have just good and respectful memories full of love and will always be proud to be your grandson. A real english gentleman with so much character, decency, pride.
I remember all the wise words from a man with a great proud history, just a real idol for all of us.
Granddad❤️ Wherever you may be now, may you be with your great love again. We'll always think of you until we're back together.

Your grandson and great-grandson
Benjamen & Leon

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Maureen Hickland donated in memory of John

RIP John, wishing all your family all our love at this very sad time xxxx

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Theresia and John Pike donated £100 in memory of John
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Rhiannon Knowles donated £20 in memory of John

Sleep tight John. Love Mike, Rhia & Evie Knowles xxx

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Jacquie Emery donated £20 in memory of John

Rest In Peace Love Derek & Jacquie Emery xx

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Annie & Ian Moore donated £50 in memory of John

A true gentleman, much loved by all who knew him.

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Sarah Evans donated £10 in memory of John

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Linda Evans donated £20 in memory of John

In loving memory of John Pike

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Elaine Greenacre lit a candle
Elaine Greenacre donated £40 in memory of John
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Elias Aaron Pike donated £20 in memory of John
Jack Allender posted a picture

Love you lots great John rest easy mate 💕

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Kathy, Matt & Karen Pike donated £20 in memory of John

RIP Uncle John. With love from Kathy, Matt & Karen xx

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Peter & Debi Tuckey donated £30 in memory of John

To the memory of Uncle John one of the best. He will be missed and remembered with love. Up there with Kathleen and all his brothers and sisters.
Love Peter Debi and family.

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