John Davey (10 Sep 1936 - 25 Mar 2022)

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Location
Barham Crematorium Canterbury Road Canterbury CT4 6QU
Date
13th Apr 2022
Time
4pm
Funeral Director
W J Farrier & Son Ltd, Folkestone

John was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire in September 1936, the first of five children of Fred and Connie Davey. His early years were spent growing up in Wild Hill, Tibshelf, in Nottinghamshire before he went, at the age of 11, to the Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Dover in 1947. After a short interlude for national service, he went on to Manchester University, gaining a degree in Chemistry, a PGCE and a Diploma in Education, and also met his future wife Ann while studying there, and they married in 1961. He began his teaching career at Sale Boys Grammar School, Manchester, but he soon found his way back to the Duke of York’s in 1963 as a Chemistry Teacher. Two sons arrived, Richard in 1965 and Michael in 1967. He subsequently became Head of Chemistry, House Master of Wolseley House, and then Deputy Head for 22 years until his retirement from the Duke of York’s in 1997, having spent the best part of 50 years there as a pupil and teacher.
He spent many years helping Dover Lifeguard Swimming Club as a father of two swimmers, a coach, an official, committee member, and president as well as being a significant organiser for East Invicta swimming events and an official for Kent County swimming events.
After retirement he continued his enthusiasm for teaching by first working at Dover College, then Ashford College, and latterly his own private tutoring, continuing this well into his late 70s with both paying students and grandchildren. His final few years at the retirement home were spent “tutoring” the staff and residents.

John passed away peacefully on Friday 25 March 2022 following a long illness, and is survived by Ann, Richard and Michael.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday 13 April 2022, Barham Crematorium at 4:00 pm. No flowers please but donations, if desired, to the Alzheimer’s Society c/o WJ Farrier & Sons, Folkestone.
Anyone wishing to attend is very welcome.

Fiona & Hazel McKinnon donated £50 in memory of John

In Memory of Brother and Uncle John. X

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Richard Davey donated £50 in memory of John

Love from Richard, Sandra & Martha x

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John was a great chemistry teacher. Thank you John for your help, your persistence and inspiration.  Here's a rarely seen photo of the other you - taking a party of Dukies abseiling on the

John was a great chemistry teacher. Thank you John for your help, your persistence and inspiration. Here's a rarely seen photo of the other you - taking a party of Dukies abseiling on the "zig-zag" in 1966. I'm the one with the ice axe.

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Sarah Dunsbee donated £50 in memory of John

Rest in piece John

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With sister, Hazel

With sister, Hazel

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Sandra McKinnon wrote

My deepest condolences to Richard & Michael on the passing of your Dad. A lovely, intelligent man with a keen mind. We had such a nice day with him in the retirement home in 2019 when he & Mum shared happy stories & exchanged family photos. Rest in peace Uncle John, love Sandra x

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Sandra McKinnon donated £20 in memory of John

Deepest condolences to Richard & Michael on the passing of your Dad. A lovely, intelligent man with a keen mind. We had such a nice day with him in the retirement home in 2019 when he & Mum talked about happy stories & exchanged photo memories. Rest in peace Uncle John, love Sandra xx

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Carolyn Ellis donated £20 in memory of John

Sending our love and condolences to you all. Mum and I have many many wonderful memories of John during a wonderful period in our lives. I will be attending on Wednesday definitely xxx

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Lesley Nice donated £20 in memory of John

Our sincere condolences to you all. John was a true gentleman, we have many happy memories that will live on in our hearts.

Much love from Lesley and family X

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Jade Davey-Tonge donated £10 in memory of John
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Jade Davey-Tonge wrote

Grandpa, I will never forget our memories from our stays in Folkestone when we were younger. Thank you for looking after us and showing us so many wonderful things and for always making me mash potato and buying me garlic salt to go with it. Rest peacefully now, lots of love, Jade xxxx

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  • Wow, I never would have recognised him in this one x

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  • This is the John that we remember lovely man and after Ian went into the army was always keen to know what and where he had been Was always interested in Sarah Tim and the twins Wendy Coles

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  • Proud dad moment ….Remembering the day Richard broke the France to England channel swimming world record 👏 still stands today. 👏

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  • I remember the Grandpa experiments! Lots of fun x

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