Friday, 12 December 2008

The Arrangements

As per my previous message, Richard's funeral is taking place next Wednesday, December 17th at 4pm.

The service is taking place at The Chilterns Cremetorium in Amersham. The website for the cremetorium is there is a location map on this page for anyone who needs directions.

After the service we will be moving onto Stoke Place for the celebration of Richard's life. The website for Stoke Place (not to be confused with Stoke Park which is in close proximity to Stoke Place) - It will be lovely to see everyone there after the service and all are welcome - as Rich would say the more the merrier.
Stoke Place is aproximately a 20 drive from the cremetorium, however a very easy route to follow. I will arrange for some instructions to be available for people at the cremetorium to ensure that no-one gets lost.

I would also like to once again express a massive thank-you to my family who have been a constant support at my side for the past week and all our friends who have been helping out with the arrangements/building work/paper work etc or just being the supportive ear at the end of the telephone or over a glass of wine. Without you all I would not be able to function at the moment so thank-you and I love you all so very much.


Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Some Initial Arrangements

Before I go into the details I would like to say a massive thank-you to everyone who have left messages, sent cards and for all the phone calls I have been receiving daily. It's times like now that friends and family are needed to lean on and I am blessed to have fantastic friends and an amazing family.

The initial arrangements for Richard's service have been made as follows:-

Wednesday 17th December, 4pm at The Chilterns Cremetorium

Anyone wishing to attend will be more than welcome and I will be arranging somewhere for the celebration of Richard's life afterwards - details will be advised on here once I have everything sorted.

I am requesting that we only have flowers from family and close friends. I hope this does not dissapoint people but I am going to arrange for a charity to be set-up in Richard's name (or Mr Baldy Lymphoma) and the funeral director will collect any donations people may wish to make. They will then transfer the monies to the charity once everything is set-up or we will donate to Cancer Research if this process takes longer than anticipated (I have only made initial research into how to set-up a charity so it may take some time, I'm not sure...... if anyone has any experience of this all advice is welcomed)


Friday, 5 December 2008

My Fantastic Husband........

For those of you that I have not been able to contact directly, or via friends I am sorry if this is where you hear the news. But sadly my fabulous husband lost the battle this morning and passed away in his sleep.

For all of you that have been following this blog and helping Richard with your fantastic words of support I would like to say how appreciative I am that you were all there behind him every step of this fight.

I will add another post on here once the arrangements have been made.

I wish that I was as witty and good with words as my boy to add a comment to make you all smile, all I can think is that in his non-believing state he is now having an argument with St Peter at the gates to let him in! Which no doubt he will win (probably bribing them to update their IT systems).

Sam x