Many of you will know and remember Pete. He was extremely well regarded by those who served in the branch with him; funny, outgoing, always smiling and great company to be with. Pete, sadly, after some years of dreadful illnesses, has finally crossed the bar. Pete’s funeral in on 5th November. (Details below.)
The photograph: Pete with Angela and friends at Chatham Dockyard reunion in October 2015. On the left is Bridget Bunting with husband Peter behind her; Doreen Larcombe (laughing at Pete!) Angela, Pete’s wife, and Val Darbyshire. At the Chatham reunion he was the life and soul of the reunion.
Jan Larcombe has received information about Pete’s send off from Angela and this is what she said in her email:
Angela wrote about funeral arrangements:
“Monday 5th November 2018 at Northaw Village Church, (St. Thomas’s) at 10.45am. Then I and the family will take Peter to Enfield Crematorium for the Committal. In the meantime, all you good people who would like to join us will go to the Brookmans Park Golf Club, for refreshments, where I and the family will rejoin you at approximately 1.0 pm.
It is family flowers only, so if any of you would like to make a donation in memory of Peter, it’s to:-
Monkey World Ape Rescue, in Dorset. Peter and I adopted a chimp many years ago, and he’s loved the place ever since, and it was always his wish that any donations would go there. I’ll be only too pleased to send all the cheques off in one lot if that’s what you’d like, or of course, you can send your donations individually.
If any of you lovely people can’t make it for whatever reason, I fully understand. None of us are getting any younger, all I ask is that you have a quiet thought and remember Peter at 10.45. on Firework Night, or send up a rocket in the evening!”
RIP Pete Thorne.