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Announcing the passing ofJohn Shipley PHIPPS

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PHIPPS John Shipley Former Town Clerk, Leicester City Council 1973-1982. Died on 11th May 2020, aged 98 years. Dearly beloved husband of the late Sheila, much loved father of Andrew, Stephen and Rachel, devoted uncle, grandpa and great-grandpa. Loved and missed by all his family. Due to current circumstances a private cremation service is to be held. Donations to Parkinsons UK are invited in lieu of flowers. All donations and enquiries to A. C. James & Son, Independent Funeral Directors, 9 Biddulph Street, Leicester, LE2 1BH. Tel. 0116 2542900
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Published in: Leicester Mercury.
Published from: May 14, 2020.
Home town: Leicester
Uncle John was an inspirational man. He had such great interest in everything and could talk about any subject with intelligence and eloquence. I always remember he had dictionaries in so many languages on his bookshelf! I was always impressed with how open minded he was and so on point with technology. Uncle John had a lovely calm, quiet, caring nature and he showed such great love for all his family. He always showed interest in us and he could always keep us updated on what his children and grandchildren were up to. Uncle John and Aunty Sheila were a wonderful couple and you could see their devotion to each other. He will be sadly missed. All my thoughts go to Andrew, Stephen and Rachel and all the grandchildren.
Left by Lucy Slattery: 23/05/2020
Uncle John was kind, funny, thoughtful and very knowledgeable. He always expressed an interest in talking about any subject matter whatsoever, and maintained keen enthusiasm throughout, whether it be about how you were doing at School/University, what book you were reading, or your Under 10's Football results. He will be sadly missed, and my thoughts go out to the rest of the family.
Left by Matt Potterton: 22/05/2020
Thank you for a lifetime of happy memories dearest Uncle John. Your interest in all things, calm manner, great integrity, pragmatism and ability to listen, made you the loving uncle and great uncle we shall remember with great affection. Condolences and love to Andrew, Stephen, Rachel and their families.
Left by Helen Potterton: 20/05/2020
John was a good friend of my father, Cecil Williams. I remember John as a cultured man and a life long scholar who spent many hours poring over books in various languages with my dad while Sheila and my mother Marion chatted over more worldly matters. Best wishes and conmmiserations to all.
Left by Chris Williams: 15/05/2020
I will forever cherish the great memories we shared together, thank you Grandpa x
Left by Ieuan Phipps-Jones: 14/05/2020
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Leicestershire, LE2 1BH
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