Clive Okill (Passed away 16 Feb 2019)

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Location
Westward Ho! Baptist Church Nelson Drive Westward Ho! EX39 1LQ
Date
21st Feb 2019
Time
11am
Funeral Director
Braddicks & Sherborne, Bideford

CLIVE OKILL
Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday 16th February 2019, aged 70. Much loved husband to Alexis, loving dad to Amanda, Richard & Catherine and a wonderful Pops. Funeral service will be held at Westward Ho! Baptist Church on Thursday 21st February at 11.00am. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the North Devon Hospice by retiring collection or c/o Braddicks & Sherborne Funeral Directors, No 1 Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 3AF (01237) 477222.

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Glenda de Cooker wrote

Dear Alexis, Amanda and Catherine.... how to express the impact that Clive had on our lives! From the early days of Glenda singing in the band with him to those wonderful times of choir musicals and all the blessings that accompanied them! But more than that was the deep friendship that was formed between your family and ours. So many shared experiences from our engagement (announced at choir) our wedding where Clive did a surprise choir song for us and Cath was our flowergirl, to sharing in your grief at the loss of Richard. So many memories. When we think of Clive it will always be with deep affection and thanks to God for the blessing he was to us and so many of our friends. To you we send so much love and our prayers that God would comfort you greatly as you mourn your special husband and dad.
Lots of love,
Charlie, Glenda, Nicole and Daniel. xxxx

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Philip Gerber wrote

My deepest sympathy to Alexis, Catherine and Amanda. Words just fail me right now on reading about your Dad's passing. Clive O' kill had such a huge impact on my life during the time that I knew him as musical director of St. James church choir. He accepted only our best and always praised us when we matched his expectation of us, with the his never to be forgotten words........."my babes" ! In the arms of our eternal Saviour..........R.I.P Clive. You will forever be missed !

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  • A thanks for your memory Of the choir, it was a very special time for Clive and he loved you all and making joyous music with you

    Posted by Alexis on 24/02/2019 Report abuse
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Rowena Beale wrote

So many memories. So many honest conversations. So many laughs. My heart goes out to you, Alexis, and Amanda and Catherine. With much love x

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Martin and Jenny Rocke donated £20 in memory of Clive

A very special man who will be much missed.

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Rog and Les Palmer wrote

We have so many wonderful memories of Clive: the St James musicals which were directed by Clive; the holiday we went on together; the crazy trip to the USA where he had to sleep on the floor of our tiny apartment; lots of laughter; the tragedy of the St James massacre, but most of all our shared love of the Lord Jesus and preaching the gospel. To think that now Clive is with His Lord and Saviour free from pain , free from sorrow and, most of all, free from sin! We cant wait to be at the biggest party ever with him, the marriage feast of the Lamb. For the family who are grieving the horrible wrench of death, we are so sad for you. May the gospel strengthen you with the sure hope of eternity with Jesus.

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Linda Cox wrote

Dear Alexis. Cath and Amanda may the Lord comfort you at this very sad time. As can be seen from all these messages Clive had a major impact on our lives at St James. As choir members he challenged us in our Christian lives and it was a happy and memorable time which will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Clive also married us at St Stephens church in 1987. The years in the choir were a great blessing to me and a time of spiritual growth. I loved every minute of it.A special person who will be deeply missed by all of us whose lives he touched. With much love and prayers for you all.

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Dale and Lisa Smith wrote

Dear Alexis, Amanda and Catherine our deepest sympathy to you as you mourn. We remember Clive with such affection. I was a new believer when I joined the St James choir. He was such an encouragement to me. He married us in 1987 and again we have so much to thank him for in helping us to set a direction for a marriage with Jesus as our foundation. We remember with fondness, our visit to Devon and how great it was to be welcomed so warmly by Alexis and Clive so many years later. We send our love to you xxx

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Mark & Jeanne Westgate wrote

Dear Alexis, Amanda and Catherine,
What good and happy memories we have of our time in the St James Choir and all the socializing that went with it. And then the shock of the St James massacre and you losing Richard ended those happy times here in SA. A new beginning in the UK and more happy times followed, we remember the day we had together in London 7 years ago fondly. Today as you grieve once again, I pray for comfort and that you will feel God holding you tightly. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and an eternity of happy times to come.
Lots of Love
Mark and Jeanne Westgate

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Tracey Arkle donated £30 in memory of Clive
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Gill King wrote

I am so grateful to have been blessed by Clive’s ministry. Absolutely loved my time in the St. James choir, doing amazing musicals and sharing wonderful fellowship. Clive was a visionary, an encourager, a friend. Who could forget his many pranks- like the ‘broken arm’ in a cast(which actually wasn’t) just before we went on stage! Thank you Alexis, Amanda and Cath for sharing him with us. May memories comfort you. Till we meet again xx

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Jane Styer wrote

Dear Alexis and family, condolences and prayers to you all!clive was one of the best choir masters I sang under here in sunny South Africa and he was sunny by nature too, inspiring one to achieve greatly for the Lord, always wanting to do the best for God and to encourage others and uplift them, even thru your darkest days, his light still shone thru because it was anchored to Jesus! Mom (Ann Walters) sends her love and prayers also.

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Amanda Okill donated £100 in memory of Clive

For the wonderful work by Avril and North Devon Hospice. My mum and sister Cath also make this donation in thanks to Burt and Russ of AVH Care who became more than just carers for my Dad, but friends. We thank Arc, Marie Curie nurses and the NHS consultants, nurses and hospital workers. We have been reminded of the goodness of human nature by many people who would say that they were just doing their jobs.

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Vicki Jordan donated £10 in memory of Clive

A life lived to the full.

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David Arkle donated £20 in memory of Clive

Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. All our love. From Dave, Cathy, Dylan and Cameron. Xxxx❤️

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Margie Biggs wrote

Dear Alexis
We jave the fondest memories of Clive from St James days. He was fabulous as a choirmaster and I can still see his laughing face. He was very generous in letting my dad write parts for his choir pieces. He loved being involved. We remember you all so well and send fondest love. I am in the UK for a while and would love to see you all someday. I am unable to attend on Thursday but you will all be in my thoughts. Sending love from Tim and Margie Biggs

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  • Tim, I would love to see you and Margi again. Try to get to Devon. It's a beautiful place and you'd be most welcome. Luv A

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Graham and Alison Shortridge wrote

We are so sorry to hear this. We remember both Clive and Richard with affection and gratitude. Clive was a great encouragement to me at a difficult time in my life. May the Lord bless and comfort you at this sad time.

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