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11 April 2010 @ 09:12 am
Funeral Details  
Hi all,

Before I get to the details I must thank everyone for the kind words and messages of support over the last few days. It has been very sad but wonderful to be able to page through all your messages and memories of my dad.

Guy's funeral will be held at the Islington and St. Pancras cemetery (which is in East Finchley, obviously...) on April 22nd. The service will be in the chapel and will start at 1pm. All are welcome to come to the service and say goodbye to Guy. It will be family only at the graveside.

Flowers are welcome, or donations to Marie Curie, St. Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street E8, or Macmillans. 

Thanks again, from all of us.

Lucy
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on April 11th, 2010 08:18 am (UTC)
apologies
hi lucy

sorry to say i wont be able to attend - i will still be in the usa on a trip. but my heart will be there.

thanks for the info re marie curie

best to the family

jon honeyball
(Anonymous) on April 11th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
We're sorry that we won't be able to make it to the funeral, but we'll be planting a tree in Guy's memory at the time of the service.

@+
Trish & Steve
(Anonymous) on April 11th, 2010 08:33 am (UTC)
Apologies
Lucy

Like Jon I'm in the US on a press event but Krys and Anastasia will be there in my stead. Will be thinking of you

Ian
mac jordanramtops on April 11th, 2010 09:14 am (UTC)
I wish we could be with you all, but it's just too far as we have to be in Leeds that evening. But we'll be thinking of you, and we'll raise a glass in Guy's memory.
hunkymousehunkymouse on April 11th, 2010 09:45 am (UTC)
For friends
Hi Ian and Jon,

We'll also be holding a memorial service at a later date for friends and family to get together (not much later - we're shooting for Guy's birthday). Details will be mailed, though, rather than posted publicly.

x
(Anonymous) on April 11th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
Re: For friends
Thanks lucy -- definitely will try 110% to come to that.

jon
(Anonymous) on April 11th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
Apologies
Hi Lucy

Sadly I will be unable to make it on the 22nd as I will also be out of the country on business. Will be thinking of you all and of Guy.

Best wishes
Chris Green
(Anonymous) on April 11th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
Will be there in spirit
Lucy, I'm sorry I can't be there, but I send my best thoughts to you, your mom and your sister. Guy was so special.

Best, Steven Levy
zarp on April 11th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Hi Lucy, I'll be in London that day but I hadn't spoken to Guy in long enough that I don't think I'll fit in.

I will however make a donation and send some flowers.

Thinking of you all...

Zoe Parsons
(Anonymous) on April 11th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
Funeral
Lucy: I wish we could be there but we're in the South West USA and can't be in the UK for the funeral. However we will do something to commemorate Guy - and we will light a memorial candle on the day - and then every year on April 8th,

As we say at times of loss- we wish you all long life - and many, many happy memories of the wonderful personality, and wicked sense of humour that was, is and always will be, Guy.

Jan Ziff and Allan Davidson
(Anonymous) on April 12th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Funeral
I know that several of the OS/2 drinking club, or which Guy was a stalwart member will be there, as will I.

Dominic
Re: Funeral - lucysherriff on April 13th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on April 12th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
So sorry that Guy couldn't just drift away, peacefully. The last time I met him he was a peace with fate -taking every day as it came. He made Easter, and no doubt saw much of the family far and wide.

Mary - you are so fantastic. You were there for him, a calm, cheerful soul though you must have been torn to pieces inside.

dwindera on April 13th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Looking unlikely that I'm going to be able to get down to London that day, but my thoughts will certainly be with you all...

Davey Winder
(Anonymous) on April 13th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Hopefully I'll be able to make it
I hope to make it if that's all right with you - I'll have to check with work. Guy was a lovely person & although I knew him personally only briefly & havn't been in contact for some time I feel I need to pay my respects

Dom Hughes - snafu@cix

BOFH monthly Tuesday club
(Anonymous) on April 14th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
From Tony Dennis
I'm hoping to make it up to East Finchley on the 22nd.

My fondest memory of Guy was when a dispute broke out over the merits of a particular Dataflex modem some 20 years ago. Guy apparently told the company I was wrong to which I replied, "well he's a pompous oaf then." To my horror, Dataflex told him. His reply was, "I do like Tony but he does drink far too much!"

So if i make it up to East Finchley he probably be looking down and saying, "Ah yes. Tony & Mike are here. Any excuse for a piss up!"

Writing that just made me think of another glorious occasion when Guy took a slightly later flight than me on a trip to Canada. They closed the airport and he arrived by train - just in time to fly back again!
(Anonymous) on April 14th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
He made a difference
I've only just found out about Guy's passing. I grew up with his writing in PCW when I was just a little lad and it is, in part, due to his sheer enthusiasm and honest writing that I'm now a technology director.

Lucy... I don't know you or your family, yet I do know of the pain that losing your father can bring. In this difficult time, all I can say is "remember the good times", because no matter what may happen in the future, the good times and the wonderful memories you have of your father will never be taken away from you.

JJ