Graham Neil Diss (19 Apr 1945 - 30 Oct 2020)

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GrahamThe Injured Jockeys Fund

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York Cemetery Chapel 30 Cemetery Road York YO10 5AJ
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J G Fielder & Son Funeral Directors, York

In loving memory of Graham Neil Diss who sadly passed away on 30th October 2020.

Dad was born in Matlock in 1945 and was the first born of Phyllis & Harold Diss. Dad had three siblings Marilyn, Hazel & Martin. His formative years were spent in Tottenham until moving to Potters Bar.

Dads love for horses started around his 21st Birthday when his parents bought him his own horse. He spent every waking hour at the stables and it gave him a real focus throughout his twenties. This passion was then realised when he took a position with Racecourse Technical Services. Throughout his working life until retirement Dad always retained a keen interest in racing life. Although many of you reading this will know his tips were not that great!!

In the later years Dads main focus and driving force was the arrival of Noah & Hugo. The boys brought so much joy and headaches to dad but he made every conceivable effort in the face of extraordinary health complications to show up and be around for every swimming lesson, football game, school play, birthday & day to day life.

Dad was always on hand to help me and the boys on a day to day basis, be it a loaf of bread because I always forgot the basics or a leaf blower because we were drowning in leaves.

Dad would not want to be remembered as a victim of his health, although he had limitations he lived his life to the full and squeezed every last ounce out he could. He had some amazingly fun tines with me and the boys and I shall always cherish those.

Throughout his life the racing connection was always present with dads continuous support to the Injured Jockeys Fund. Its a small charity that does amazing work supporting rehabilitation after injury and also jockeys and families when faced with life changing injuries. Should you wish to make a donation please do so through the just giving link.

Susan Dew wrote

Dear Grahame you were such a kind man I shall so miss not seeing you on my doggy walks sweet sleep

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Berni Simpson wrote

You’ll be missed Graham , love Berni & Nige x

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Stevie Laverick donated £20 in memory of Graham

Thank you for always coming to my rescue! I’m so glad I got to see you for a Graham hug.
Rest in peace now, we will always look out for Nat and the boys lots of love stevie and dean xxx

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Shirley Davison donated £25 in memory of Graham

Graham,a very special gent,a lovely friend and loyal client We had some good laughs together at the salon and York races.We will miss you very much loads of love Shirley &Nigel xxx

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Nicole Stamp donated £10 in memory of Graham
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Nicole Stamp wrote

Always a smile and friendly chat even when life wasn't going to plan, lovely lovely man. R.i.p. Graham. Nicole & Dave

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Bev & Willy Towns donated £20 in memory of Graham

We never had the chance to ever meet you Graham,but what we were told about you,you were an awesome Dad and Grandad that will be sadly missed.

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Jean Cook donated £10 in memory of Graham

Graham,always a smile,miss the hugs!
May you go riding forever.
Miss you.
Love Jean xx

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Berni Simpson donated £10 in memory of Graham
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BRIAN PAUL donated £20 in memory of Graham

A true Friend.

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Chris Chadwick wrote

We Met by chance but Graham quickly entered our hearts as a true friend and throughout the years never without a smile and so proud of his family - will always be remembered in our home with love. Chris and John

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Mandy Harris donated £10 in memory of Graham

Bye 😪 you were a gentleman 😘

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Ella Harrison donated £5 in memory of Graham

thinking of you all ❤️

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Kate & Hugo wrote

Love and miss you so much Uncle Graham xXx 💙

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Jackie Bufton donated £30 in memory of Graham

Remembering cousin Graham with love and laughter XXXXX

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Jackie Bufton wrote

Remembering cousin Graham with much love. Treasure your memories Natalie and hug your lovely boys. Your precious Dad will live forever in your hearts xxx

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David Joyce and family Cookney wrote

In loving memory of a dear friend

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Lyndsey noble donated £5 in memory of Graham
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