John Sinclair Perry (31 May 1953 - 12 Oct 2020)

For Charitable
Donations To

The Landmark Arts Centre

For Charitable
Donations To

The PCC of St Andrew & St Mark's Church, Surbiton

For Charitable
Donations To

Kingston & District WelCare Association

Funeral Service

Location
St Andrew's Church Surbiton KT6 4DS
Date
6th Nov 2020
Time
12.45pm
Funeral Director
Garner's Funeral Services Ltd, Kingston upon Thames

In loving memory of John Sinclair Perry who sadly passed away on 12th October 2020.

The funeral took place on Friday 6th November. A recording of the service is available to watch using this link:

https://tinyurl.com/yybfoko9

Please copy this link into the address bar at the top of your browser.

The order of service is available to download from the top of this page.

The funeral procession left Bridgeman Road, Teddington and travelled to Surbiton passing by many important places in John's life. Many of his friends lined the streets and the family want you to know that it was a great comfort to see you all there.

The family are so appreciative of all the kind messages received since he died.


Charities
If you would like to donate in John's memory, in lieu of flowers, we have chosen charities which John was involved with over many years. The Parish will put donations towards a new organ blower which needs to be replaced after 60 years service, 59 of which John served as a member of the choir. He was a Foundation Trustee (1988) and Director of the Landmark Arts Centre, most recently involved in the Save the Landmark fundraising campaign writing the AGM minutes only a few weeks ago. He was also still involved with Kingston Welcare as a committee member and Hon Legal Adviser for over 40 years having first become a committee member in 1978.

To donate to the charities please use the following details:

Kingston WelCare
Online donation to:
Kingston & District WelCare Association
Account Number : 43275672
Sort Code : 60-60-02
Ref: John Perry

Or please send donations to Garner's Funeral Services Ltd, Kingston upon Thames, cheques payable to "Kingston & District WelCare Association"

https://welcarekingston.org.uk/


St Andrew & St Mark's Church, Surbiton
Online donation to:
PCC of St Andrew and St Mark
Account Number: 00028530
Sort Code: 40 52 40
Ref: John Perry

Or please send donations to Garner's Funeral Services Ltd, Kingston upon Thames, cheques payable to "The PCC of St Andrew and St Mark Surbiton"

https://surbitonchurch.org.uk/


Landmark Arts Centre
Online donation to:
Landmark Arts Centre Ltd
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Acct Number: 00089831

Ref: JOHNPERRY

Or please send donations to Garner's Funeral Services Ltd, Kingston upon Thames, cheques payable to "Landmark Arts Centre"

https://www.landmarkartscentre.org/

Sally Knight wrote

A week after the funeral, I have only just heard the news of John's death, having been out of touch with the Bridgeman Singers for too long, not through any wish to remain away but only due to work, supporting elderly parents up north and other life changes.
I recall going on my first Bridgeman's weekend, must be around 20 years ago, and John and Rosemary both being so kind and welcoming, having that warmth and calm confidence that immediately puts you at ease. I will be forever grateful for those times, and all the interesting people I met as a result. My deepest sympathy to Rosemary and family.

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Annie Brine wrote

I have J0hn and Rosemary for many years. I will always remember the laughter - mending out toilet was the first one!!
Also his professionalism was brilliant - he advise me several times regarding my dad and never let me pay!!
I will miss him
RIP

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Ian Priest wrote

The consistency of sentiment expressed in the long list of messages above is testimony to a remarkable person and I can only endorse them all, from my relatively tangential knowledge of John as a fellow CC21 tenor. He will be a great asset to the Celestial choral and spiritual realms whither he is undoubtedly bound.

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Tony Mansell wrote

To Rosemary, Thomas and Lucy. John was such a dear friend and I will miss him very much. Such a lovely service. My love to you all, Tony.

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Lucy Deakin wrote

Thinking of you all at this very sad time. A lovely service and tribute to such a lovely chap. Love Lucy x

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Laura Tomlin-Skinner wrote

It was a beautiful service today. Thank you for sharing it with us online. It was a true testament to John how many people logged on to watch. I will always be grateful to John for giving me my first job after university at Palmers, for his kindness and for all he taught me. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Rest in peace John and my deepest condolences to Rosie, Thomas and Lucy x

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Claire & Mike Pocock wrote

John and Rosemary have been good friends of mine for so many years. There is a special place in my heart that John has always occupied as he has been there for me in so many different situations throughout my life. It is hard to imagine he is no longer sharing this world. Such a wonderful person in so many different ways. He will be sorely missed by so many and my thoughts and prayers are with Rosemary, Thomas and Lucy particularly today. With much love to you all. Claire

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Neil Thompson wrote

I saw (and heard) the streamed service, which was very moving. In particular, the Address was a masterful mix of sadness, humour and, for me, vast amounts of information. I “only” know John (and Rosemary, Lucy & Tom) via the Bridgeman Singers, and although this occurred over many happy years, I was unable to participate very recently, I do miss it.

Great photo by Michael Payne of the beers in Durham; I may have been present then, I can’t remember, but Durham is my home city so I always tried to participate in those visits.

However, what I learned today was the vast network of goodness John had built and maintained in so many areas of life, and how difficult/impossible that will be to replace. Thinking of all John’s family, colleagues and friends.

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Ina Cole wrote

John was such a wonderful, and always helpful, person. His insights and ready smile will be greatly missed by so many, in both London and Wells. With much love, Ina

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Màire and Jeff Horstman wrote

John, you will be hugely missed
Jeff and Màire Horstman

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Denise Murphy wrote

I knew John as part of our work over 7 years on the Law Society's Private Client Section membership group. I will miss his lovely hairy smile, his Uncle type hug, his humour and gentleness, his amusing ties, his calm insight, eating crisps and discussing family. Our meetings will feel colder with the loss of his warm personality, knowing someone special is missing.

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John Stephens wrote

Whenever I hear the phrase " A pillar of society ", I just think of John.
He will be greatly missed.
Our love and condolences to his family from our family.

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John Azah wrote

I first met John Perry when I first arrived in Kingston to work for KREC in the late 1980s. I became a Governor at Kingston College and met John who was already a Governor there. I was later to join him as a Trustee of Kingston Welcare. John Perry thought me a lot of things and I got a lot of free legal advise from him. But what I remember most of all about our relationship was the "wicked" sense of humour that we both shared. We had great fun sharing our humour when others worried about how "risky" some of our conversations were. But that was John Perry! He was just a brilliant lovely person! I will miss him!! RIP!!!

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Jane Radford wrote

I first had the privilege of meeting John as a member of Tallis Chamber Choir. He was a wise, kind and generous man with a quirky sense of humour and, above all, always wanted the very best for everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by many .

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Tricia and Chris Dragonetti wrote

From seeing your performance in Ruddigore at Hampton Grammar in about 1968/9 to numerous Choral Evensongs with the DJ Singers/Emerson Singers/Bridgeman Singers at cathedrals up and down the land you were always so enthusiastic about everything. We will miss you.

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Claire Brown wrote

We were so sad to hear the news of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Claire, Alastair, Toby and Jake

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