Richard Ely (12 Feb 1946 - 21 May 2021)

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Carnarvon Chapel, Bretby Crematorium Geary Lane Burton upon Trent DE15 0QE
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Murray’s Independent Funeral Directors Burton-on-Trent

In loving memory of Richard Ely who sadly passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on 21st May 2021.

Dearly loved husband of Carole, father of Fiona and Caroline and Grumps of Finn and Sam.

In the 20 years that followed his Parkinson's diagnosis, Richard defied all medical logic and refused to allow Parkinson's to govern the way he lived his life. In doing so, he proved to be a great inspiration to many fellow PD sufferers. His zest for life, his stoicism and his unfaltering sense of humour will be remembered by all who knew him and those who met him on his daily walks in the village he loved.

A private service will be held at Bretby Crematorium on Monday 7th June at 1.30pm in the Caernarvon Chapel.

Donations in support of Parkinson's UK or St. Giles Hospice, Lichfield in lieu of flowers.

Andrew Shufflebotham donated £10 in memory of Richard

I've just learned of Richard's passing.
Richard was a brilliant engineer, an inspiring manager and a great leader. I was always amazed by his fantastic memory and I valued and enjoyed the time I working with Richard.

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Anthony Davis donated in memory of Richard
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Pat and Pat Donohoe donated £20 in memory of Richard
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Carole Ely donated £100 in memory of Richard

Donation from Dennis and Sue Archer in loving memory of Richard

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  • Dennis and Sue Archer made the above donation - not Carole Ely.

    Posted by Carole on 11/06/2021 Report abuse
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John Steel donated £20 in memory of Richard
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Paul Medley donated in memory of Richard

In memory of a much valued colleague and friend.

Anna and Paul

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Michael Hill donated £20 in memory of Richard
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Michael Hill donated £20 in memory of Richard

A fitting tribute to Richard yesterday at Bretby. It was clear that Richard was much admired and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I was privileged to have known him personally.

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Paul Hodgson wrote

I had the pleasure of working with Richard from when I first started at Severn Trent in 1986, he was a great engineer and knew his contracts inside out and I received many a good natured grilling and became a better engineer because of it, as did many of the graduates who passed through his tenure....many condolences to his family and friend, he

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Richard imparting his expert knowledge to a member of the public at Derby Sewage Treatment Works open day.

Richard imparting his expert knowledge to a member of the public at Derby Sewage Treatment Works open day.

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Brian & Margaret Morris wrote

Maggie and I will really miss seeing Richard around the village invariably with his dog Oscar. We enjoyed his dry wit and good humour despite the many challenges he faced, we never heard him complain He was also a great guide and mentor to me during my career at Severn Trent.

Brian Morris

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Brian & Margaret Morris donated £25 in memory of Richard
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Tony & Glenda Millington donated in memory of Richard

In loving memory of Richard

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Tony & Glenda Millington donated £30 in memory of Richard

In loving memory of Richard whose company we so enjoyed on many dog-walking occasions

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John and Phil Whitaker donated in memory of Richard
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John and Phil Whitaker donated in memory of Richard

We have such lovely memories of our long friendship with Richard, enjoying his humour, quick and querky wit, kindness, knowledge, stoicism and much more besides.
We will miss him.

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Fiona Donohoe donated £50 in memory of Richard

Forever in my heart Dad ❤️

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Philip Sharp donated £10 in memory of Richard

I have very fond memories of working with Richard in his Severn Trent days and he was always a kind and friendly person.
RIP Richard.

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  • Thank you for your kind words Phillip.

    Posted by Fiona on 4/06/2021 Report abuse
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John Bentley donated £50 in memory of Richard

Richard was a wonderful mentor to many people at Severn Trent and his positive impact lasted for many years after he left. He was held in very high esteem by me and my colleague's but was too modest to notice. He enjoyed his work and his colleagues and imparted his knowledge and time freely and extensively - he had a massive impact on us long after he left and I think he would have been proud to see so many of those who worked with and for him progress their careers. Richard was a big influence on my career and it was a complete privilege to work for him.

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  • So lovely to read this John, thank you.

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Paul Fisher donated £10 in memory of Richard
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