My dad, my hero, my friend, I will miss you for the rest of my life. Thank you for the love, the laughs and the memories. Sleep tight until we meet again. Kxxxx
In loving memory of John Burgess who sadly passed away on 22nd November 2020
John was born in Battersea, London on May 31st 1935, to Anne and Edward Burgess.
He was the third of five children. Edward (Ted) and Mary were older than John and sisters Sheila and Joan were younger.
John's family remained in London throughout the Second World War and he suffered disruption to his schooling due to the war, however, that doesn't explain the amount of schooling he missed once the war was over.
John served in the Army for his National Service, spending a period in Libya.
John's career included a stint as a welder before he became a scaffolder and then later, despite his lack of formal education, a London Black Cab driver, for which he had to memorize 320 routes and 25,000 streets.
John married Hazel Ash in August 1958 and had been married over 62 years at the time of his death.
John is survived by Hazel, his son John, daughter Kay and grandchildren Michael and William (John & Melanie) and Charlie and Hollie (Kay & Alan).
John sadly died of Pnemonia Covid whilst in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.
He is greatly missed by his family and friends.