Richard Henry Lester 'Rick' (29 Mar 1938 - 3 Feb 2021)

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Location
Bretby Crematorium ~ Carnarvon Chapel Geary Lane Burton upon Trent DE15 0QE
Date
10th Mar 2021
Time
1.30pm
Funeral Director
T J Parry & Family Funeral Directors Ltd

Rick passed away peacefully at the Royal Derby Hospital on 3rd Febraury 2021, aged 82 years. Devoted husband to Ann, much loved dad to Jonty, loving father in law to Arri, treasured grandpops to Ewan and a special friend to many.

Due to the covid-19 restrictions, only thirty mourners will be allowed into the Crematorium Chapel. These mourners will be contacted directly by the family.

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Dot & Andy Loomans wrote

We feel very honoured and proud to be able to call Rick our loved and respected friend.
Remembering when 3 of us went twice to the Le Mans 24 hour race in Rick's Aston Martin which was great fun and also time-keeping for him in his Formula Ford days. Living in Yoxall Lester's Garage was a prominent feature and you were always welcomed by Rick's smile and his friendly and pleasant ways which were treasured and always will be.
You will be sadly missed Rick by all who knew you and our sincere sympathy and love goes to Ann, Jon, Arri and all the family.
REST IN PEACE RICK.
Dot & Andy

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  • Dear Dot & Andy, Thank you so much for your beautiful kind words. you were wonderful friends to dad, and he always had a smile on his face when he would speak about you, Xxx

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Dot & Andy Loomans donated £20 in memory of Richard

In loving memory of Rick Lester a wonderful friend

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Helen Hann wrote

Only the best memories of Rick, what a gentle, kind and fun man. He was always there with a smile and a helping hand for our family. And such a good dancer! Sending my best wishes to you Ann and Jonty.

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  • Dear Helen, Thank you so much for your kind words.

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Nicola Lester donated in memory of Richard

I only knew uncle Rick for too brief a time through my marriage to Steve but he was always a lovely gentle man to all those he met and befriended. Rick has left a huge hole in everyone’s lives but will be forever in our hearts. I cannot make the funeral but will give my respects from afar.

Best wishes to all ,love Nicky Lester

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  • Dear NIcky, Thank you so much for your beautiful kind words, mum totally understands why you can't make the service but she asked me to tell you that when the lockdown has been lifted we will be having a garden party in celebration of dads blessed life and she would love it if you and Steve could make it. XX

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Steve Lester donated in memory of Richard

Rest in peace Rick x

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Steve Lester wrote

Uncle Rick was a legendary petrol head & a true gent. I will never forget all the amazing experiences I had as a kid because of him. There will be a huge hole left in the lives of all who knew him. Love from Steve & Nicky xx

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  • Dear Steve, What wonderful words, and memories. once in a life time someone enters your life that makes such an impact it changes the way you see things, mum loved your message and because we can't have a gathering after the service when the lock down has been lifted we will be having a garden party to celebrate dads wonderful amazing blessed life and we would all love it if you could make it. X

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Daniel Lester donated in memory of Richard

In loving memory of my Uncle Rick, a special friend and all round great bloke. Farewell to my racing driver hero. He will be greatly missed.
Love Dan and Ruth xx

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  • Bless your heart Dan, This is a beautiful message. He was a true gentle-man in every sense of the word, and I truly believe he will always be by your side. X

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Patrick Shear wrote

So sorry to hear about Rick's passing. I'll always remember his help and generosity over many years as I tried to maintain my vehicle on a budget. I'll miss him and offer my sincere condolences to Ann and Jonathan.

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  • Dear Pat Thank you so much for your kind words. You must have made an impact on their lives as Jonathan had nothing but a smile whilst telling me about your visits to the garage. In his words

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