Brian Roland Helene (20 Jan 1966 - 15 Jul 2018)

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Funeral Service

Location
Sacred Heart Church Wimbledon Edge Road Wimbledon SW19 4LU
Date
3rd Sep 2018
Time
9am
Funeral Director
Alan Greenwood & Sons North Cheam

Burial Details

Location
Merton & Sutton Joint CemeteryGarth RoadMordenSM4 4NW
Date
3rd Sep 2018
Time
11am

Over the next few weeks, we wanted to give everyone that knew and loved Brian an opportunity to share a memory, story or photograph with us at this very difficult time, leading up to the funeral. Although it has been difficult to process, we want to celebrate Brian's life and honour his effervescent personality, and remember him in a way that he would have wanted. His laughter could fill a room and just one hug from him could make the darkest day seem sunny again. Let us all learn from him, and live life to the fullest, do the things we love, and love the things we do.

The service will be held at Sacred Heart church on Edge Hill, commencing at 9am.

The burial will take place at 11am at Merton and Sutton Joint Cemetery. Please be sure to check the location before as this is directly next door to the crematorium and easy to confuse.

The wake will commence directly after the burial at the Wimbledon Park Golf Club - Home Park Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 7HR. - If you need a lift after the service to the burial or wake please let us know.

If you wish to send flowers, they must be with the funeral directors Alan Greenwood's in North Cheam by 4pm on Friday 31st. (-Potentially keep in mind that they will be kept over the weekend when choosing your flowers.)
Alternatively, if you would like to make a contribution in Brian's name to the British Heart Foundation, you can do so via this page.

Dress code: Traditional funeral attire, dark colours.

In loving memory of Brian Roland Helene who sadly passed away on 15th July 2018.

Gwen Mccrorie wrote

So sad that such a special person was taken so soon. I feel a light has gone out, but I only see sunshine and colour when I think of Brian. A kind, gentle and thoughtful man who I am greatful to have know. Thank you Anne for meeting and sharing this special person with your friends. Kiera and I are richer for having known Brian xxx

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Gwen Mccrorie donated £20 in memory of Brian

So sad that such a special person was taken so soon. I feel a light has gone out, but I only see sunshine and colour when I think of Brian. A kind, gentle and thoughtful man who I am greatful to have know. Thank you Anne for meeting and sharing this special person with your friends. Kiera and I are richer for having known Brian xxx

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Rebecca Burchell wrote

Mark and I were so happy to reconnect with Brian this year, although under sad circumstances. We had a wonderful time laughing with him and catching up. He was the same "Mauritian dish" that I remembered. The happiest personality and a joy to be around. Brian and I kept in touch via facebook and when I read his last message to me it said, "Catch up again soon, take care, love to Mark and the family xxx." A very heartwarming message for me to keep in my heart. Our love goes out to you and your entire family. The Burchells xxx

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Rebecca Burchell donated £39.84 in memory of Brian

For Brian xxx

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jackie matthews wrote

Such a lovely kind man many a night out in wimbledon with the wimbledon college gang, looking at pics you can see him smile in every pic just how i will remember him always. RIP Brian

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Gary & Julie Turner wrote

Not many people can light up a room with a smile on their face at all times but Brian was an exception. Always happy and fun and fantastic company. We will always cherish the memories of many a great weekend away or night out. Brian you will be greatly missed. Xx

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David Dadds wrote

Brian will be sadly missed by all that knew him at DRD

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David Dadds donated £150 in memory of Brian

Brian will be sadly missed by all that knew him at DRD

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Fred and Pat Pullen donated £42 in memory of Brian
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This is us at a cadet dinner. Brian was a bundle of fun, he always laughed and had something funny to say about every situation. I will truly miss him. Rest in peace my lovely friend your always be in our hearts forever x

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Tara Birkett donated £52.50 in memory of Brian

With love from Jon, Tara, Jason & Sotira x x x x

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Gary & Julie Turner is attending the funeral and the reception
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Jos Bernard wrote

So, so sorry. Will always miss you Big Man. RIP my friend.

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Emma Dainty donated £31.50 in memory of Brian
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Lee and Lisa Burgess donated £26.25 in memory of Brian

We've had the pleasure to know Brian for some time now. Whenever he was in the area we would always make that extra effort to see both him and Anne. A personality to light up the room, always smiling - Just two of the many reasons that made him such a loved person to all that knew him. We will miss you dearly my friend - I'll learn to cook Upside down bowl in your memory but not nearly as well as you..

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Michele Helene wrote

I think one of my first memories of Brian is me chucking his favourite blue metal truck down the stairs at him. But that’s not the reason he let me tag along when he and Pat were getting up to no good, he was just an all round good guy with a mischievous grin and a capacity to come up with madcap ideas. I looked up to him as a kid (not just because he was tall), and still love Private Eye, Asterix and David Bowie because of him. My daughter must have heard the story about how we would queue up to read the latest Asterix every time Brian bought one about a million times. I loved the speed of whizzing round Wimbledon on the back of his bicycle (never allowed to go on the motorbike).

Brian had a facility of telling stories that practically had you rolling on the floor, even if the story was about something stupid YOU had done. You didn’t care.

Since leaving the UK, I haven’t seen cousin Brian as much as I would have liked to. He always seemed to be on some fab holiday whenever we were over.

So in memory of you Brian, my little family will continue to laugh, continue to get into silly scrapes, travel loads, live life to the full and we’ve even got a basement full of bikes now. It was a privilege to be part of your life. You’re gone too soon.

Our sincerest condolences to Anne, Roland, Maureen, Dionne and all the family.

Michèle, Pierre and Inès xxx

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Xmas party at Old Thorns 2012

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Inès had just started walking. Brian tried to hold her, but she was having none of it.

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And then one gloomy February Sunday we got a surprise text message and guess who was in Paris. We decided to meet somewhere where we wouldn't MISS each other. Brian and Anne definitely made it a much better Sunday.

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The first time I brought Inès to London, Brian and Anne popped by to see the little sausage. She's tripled in size now and obviously has the tall genes too.

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Snapchat with Aria

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Matt & Kerry Turner wrote

Brian. Our dear and beautiful friend.
So full of life and taken from us all too soon. Part of our life’s has departed, but our memories will stay, stronger than ever.
People have already said it and will continue to say it. There are too many superlatives to list. His smile, his warmth, his hugs, his openness, his desire to make everyone welcome, treating each and every person he met as a member of the family.
Brian was a massive part of our lives for a lifetime. So many good times and memories....
Our US Road Trip in ‘97. Don’t ever tell Roland we missed our return flights home!
Marine Cadets. A brilliant part of our early life’s.
Prague(Stag Do) and baby-sitting our Dads for the weekend ?! ...although I think they were having a better time than us!
Best man duties at our wedding. The ‘speech’ to end all speeches. Wow!(Ask anyone who was there)
Brian’s ‘top floor flat’ flat in Wimbledon, what a pad!
Jet-skis... Pat mentioned this. Much fun was had, including a return trip to to the IOW on one cold September day + nearly drowning poor Pat on another occasion!
Our kids.... The lessons learnt from Bri. They loved being chased round the room for one of his kisses and big hugs. The devastation they felt on his passing and the love they felt for their ‘gentle giant’
Amazing holidays away to celebrate New Year and Birthdays. Dubai must get a special mention.
Benihana’s - Brian’s & Pats 40th birthdays.
Golf. From pre-dawn starts at Richmond Park, with the dream team that was Bri, Andy and Rich to 18 years of ‘Wally’s Tours’ where Bri (or Ali as he was known) left his inevitable ‘stamp’ on a now numb group. #we’ve got Ali.
There’s so many lovely memories, far too many to list.
Let’s all remember the great times, hold onto our personal memories and never forget the great man. Brian.

Matt, Kerry, Aria and Lily xx
Forever in our hearts ❤️


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Trever Nelson - Brighton June 2018

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Brian’s 52nd Birthday- ice bar & chili cocktails

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Best man duties

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