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Tom Donegan & Alexina Donegan
The following is an adaptation of the Eulogy given at the Funeral Mass on Tuesday 20 December 2016 at St Thomas More RC Chuch, West Malling. Kate Law: Christopher John Law, Chris, where do you start? Not many bankers have a copy of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropist on their living room table, not many devotees of Strictly and Daisy Lowe have the latest Foreign Affairs in their wet room, not many people are equally comfortable drinking a pint in a back street bar as sipping a cocktail in a five star hotel. Chris was an eclectic mix of the down to earth and the Bon vivant, a good companion,...
Arthur Keily was born into a working class family in 1921. He was the eldest of nine surviving children, and won his first medal as a schoolboy walking champion when he was ten years old. He served in the Army in World War Two and was evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940. After the War he worked as a blacksmith and boiler shop plater at British Railways Locomotive Works, later moving to Rolls-Royce where he was a machinist and warehouse operative.
Between 1954 (his first world record for a 15 mile race) and 1960 (when he set an English Olympic Marathon Record), he broke a number of national and...
Margarette Ann Corcoran (née Colligan)
Margarette was born into a loving family in Paisley, Scotland, the youngest of three sisters – Maureen and Nancy, both now sadly deceased. Leaving school at 15, Margarette was a typical teenager of the 60’s, enjoying mini-skirts, dancing and with a very active social life. She and Michael met on 28 May 1966 (at 6.30pm) at a Cub Scout Jubilee camp in Erskine; he asked her to marry him a week later and eventually, 3 years later, she agreed.
Over the years they had 3 children, Scott,...
(read by Rosemary)
Chris was an only child, who grew up in Birmingham with his mother Betty. Tragedy struck early on when his father Colin died when Chris was only 3 years old.
Chris’ intelligence was evident from an early age and he went on to attend King Edwards School achieving a scholarship to Pembroke College, Oxford to study history. Chris often spoke of those years with great fondness.
Chris met Scarlett in the Hare and Hounds in East Sheen, she had asked her brother who he was – this man who always cycled from Hammersmith, with his canvas bag thrown jauntily...
Vaughan William Walker 02-09-1984 to 21-09-2015Michael Jackson - Heal The Wold - Earth Songhttps://youtu.be/XAi3VTSdTxUMusic video by Michael Jackson.
This bench is dedicated to Paul Stephen Hillman. He was The Borough of Poole’s Landscape Architect from 1989 until 2008. As you stand or sit here, you can read a little bit about Paul’s life and his work towards preserving the heritage of Poole Park, often referred to as the People’s Park. If you read on, there is some interesting history too. Paul joined Poole Council as the Borough’s Landscape Architect before Poole Park’s Centenary celebrations in 1990. Previously he completed his Masters as a Landscape Architect at Newcastle University. While working for Poole, a major focus of his...