John Reed (17 Sep 1947 - 30 Oct 2018)

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Location
Bournemouth Crematorium Strouden Avenue Bournemouth BH8 9HX
Date
20th Nov 2018
Time
11.30am
Funeral Director
Nicholas O'Hara Funeral Directors Ltd, Verwood

In loving memory of John Clark Reed who sadly passed away on 30th October 2018

He was born to parents Steven and Elizabeth, on September 17th 1947, in Westminster. He married his first wife, Sue, when he was twenty, and is survived by her and their children Jackie and Pete. He is predeceased by their eldest son, Paul. In 1981, John married Jennifer and is survived by her and their daughter, Samantha. John was also grandfather to Evie, Matthew and Freddie.

John was known for his love of sailing. He was never happier than when he was 'messing around' on boats and loved to share his passion for the sea with his friends and family. It is for this reason that the family ask that people make donations in support of the RNLI, in lieu of sending flowers.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday 20th November 2018, at 11:30am. at Bournemouth Crematorium. Refreshments to follow at The Fiveways public house.

Offline donation: Jim & Frances Palmer donated in memory of John
Offline donation: May Haydon donated in memory of John
Liz Brathwaite wrote

John Clarke Reed - my brother

He sailed his own course through life
Battling against trouble and strife
Setting the longitude and latitude
With pinpoint exacting attitude
An experienced renegade navigator
And risk taking free spirited speculator
Over the waves constant push and pull
Always living life to the full
Travelling and settling in far flung places
Working and teaching and sailing boat races
His twinkle blue eyes and lucky gap smile
Mount gay and hot sunshine Caribbean style
His laugh and his warmth is what I'll miss most
His stories and hugs when I go to the coast
Mackerel skies and white horses no longer the same
I turn to look for you - call your name
But your journey has ended on the high seven seas
Carried away now on Heaven's gentle breeze
I wish I could see you just one more time
To tell you I love you biggest brother of mine

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John and Sarah West donated £21.30 in memory of John
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Pauline Levie wrote

Dearest Jenny and Sam, Paul and I will never forget the times we’ve spent together with you and John, they will live on in our hearts. Xx

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1984. John and Jenny at Pauline Levie’s 30th birthday medieval banquet.

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Margaret and Nick Decesare donated £31.95 in memory of John

With great sadness

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Graham & Paula Batten donated in memory of John

John will be sadly missed by us all. He was a great brother-in-law and Uncle to Zoe & Michael.

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Colin & Hazel Yeomans donated in memory of John

We were so sad to hear of Johns passing. Remembering our great times together with John and Jenny, gives us all a lasting memory to cherish.
All our love and best wishes to Jenny and Sam and family

Colin &Hazel

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Mervin & Barbara Allinson donated £21.30 in memory of John

We were very sorry and shocked to hear the news about John.
We had not known him for very long but he was a good neighbour
and will be sadly missed.

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Mervin & Barbara Allinson wrote

We were so very sorry to hear the sad news about John.
We had not known him for very long but he was a good neighbour
to us in Dorset. He will be sadly missed.

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Ken & Lesley Jones donated £21.30 in memory of John

We have many fond memories of John, who was a good friend and neighbour.

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Janice Hawtin wrote

Dear Jennifer I an so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, what a shock.
I hope you are able to find comfort and peace amongst your friends and family . Thinking of you,
Take care Janice xx

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  • Thank you so much Janice.

    Posted by Jenny on 16/11/2018 Report abuse
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John with Mum Dad and Colin

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John with baby Sammy and Frodo

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John with Jackie and Dad and Lizzie

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Hilary Emms wrote

Dear Jenny and Samantha
We are so very sorry to read of the passing of John. Our thoughts are with you all.
Remembering our friendship and times together with affection.
Hilary, Kelly and Lucy XXXX

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  • So lovely to read your kind message - Love Jenny

    Posted by Jenny on 15/11/2018 Report abuse
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John and Granddaughter

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Elizabeth John and Colin

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