John Redfern (24 May 1938 - 24 Apr 2021)

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Location
Bretby Crematorium Carnarvon Chapel Geary Lane Burton upon Trent DE15 0QE
Date
10th May 2021
Time
11.15am
Funeral Director
Murray’s Independent Funeral Directors Findern

In loving memory of Robert 'John' Redfern who sadly passed away at home on 24th April 2021, aged 82 years.
Dearly loved husband of Penny, much loved dad to David, Annette, and Nicki, and treasured grandad of Chloe, Becky, and James. John will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Sadly due to the current restrictions, a private service will be held on Monday 10th May, 11.15 am at Bretby Crematorium. The service will be webcast and the family would like to invite you to join them virtually using the following link and password.

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Annette Brown donated in memory of John
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Alix Eastwood wrote

My memories of John go way back to the days at Forest of Needwood with our children in the swimming pool on Sunday mornings.
I will remember him as a perfect gentleman,a great teacher and my mentor during difficult times.
We shared some good times,the staff parties,the theatre outings and much more.
When I went to live in Mauritius,he carried on with his usual Christmas card filling all the space with news of everyone.
His last message was last December telling me that he was ill.But still full of humour and wit.
Rest in peace my dear friend,you will be greatly missed

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Suzanne Raybould donated £20 in memory of John

A lovely, kind and true gentleman. RIP dear John.

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Suzzanne and Richard Tuckwell donated in memory of John

In loving memory of a kind man.

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Val and Alexander Timms donated in memory of John

In memory of a fine gentleman, a superb colleague and a good friend.

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Pat Smith donated £20 in memory of John

Fond memories of Forest of Needwood times and many fun evenings.

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Stephen Hickman donated £30 in memory of John

We have known John for many years through being a neighbour and the Willington players. We were never short of laughs when John was at rehearsals with the players. John will be greatly missed.
Steve, Maureen and Mark

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Graham Mitchell donated in memory of John

Very sad news. John was an inspirational English teacher and a wise Head of Sixth Form who many people owe a great deal to. He will be greatly missed.

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Holly Merry née Fisher wrote

Mr Redfern was the best teacher. He was head of sixth form and rang up my uni when our ALevel results came out and secured my place. I owe him big time for that, he positively impacted my whole life as a direct result. He was caring and respectful, professional and aspirational, he listened and was empathic, yet was never patronising. A truly great and honourable man. Thank you. Rest in peace.

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  • Thank you for such lovely words Holly, It is a comfort to know how well thought of Dad was

    Posted by Annette on 2/05/2021 Report abuse
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Jean Macey donated £20 in memory of John
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Noreen Wyatt donated in memory of John

Fond memorie of John who was an outstanding colleague and a true friend to many.

He will be greatly missed.

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Malcolm Wheildon donated in memory of John

RIP. JR (Ripper) -Waka

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nicki tonkinson posted a picture

A wonderful journey through France. We love and miss you Dad xx

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NICKI tonkinson posted a picture

A fabulous journey through France although Dad's choice of hotel was suspect. We miss and love you xx

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Our wonderful Dad who was our rock. Words can't express how much he was loved and how greatly he will be missed.

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ANNETTE LUCAS donated in memory of John

In memory of a friend and colleague.

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ANNETTE LUCAS wrote

John was a wonderful mentor and friend from my first day at the Forest of Needwood School in January 1979 through the years we spent at Paget High School to retirement. He was always supportive as Head of English and later as Head of the Sixth Form.
He is sadly missed.

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  • He was so fond of you Annette and thoroughly enjoyed your company. Especially on the visits to the theatre. Thank you for your message xx

    Posted by NICKI on 30/04/2021 Report abuse
  • Mrs Lucas, he was the best x

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Aileen Ross wrote

What a loss to everyone who knew John. A ready wit, a gentleman and a gentle man. He was a wonderful colleague whose wisdom and guidance I valued greatly. Erudite and knowledgeable, but his way of imparting all that he knew was inclusive and it was a joy to listen and learn.

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